New Technology Added to iLASIK™!

October 24, 2019

Piedmont Eye Center is proud to be the first in the Lynchburg area to offer the latest iLASIK™ upgrade known as iDesign™ which replaces the Wavescan™ platform we have enjoyed for many years. Technology is always changing, especially in the field of refractive surgery, so it’s no surprise a more precise upgrade is here to replace it.  This technology is a result of advancements in the NASA research program, specifically involved in the design of the James Webb Space Telescope which is used to transmit high resolution images of deep space back to earth. This level of high-definition resolution is now allowing us to map the human eye with even greater precision than we have ever been able to do.

Early trials showed that 99 percent of treated patients experienced little or no difficulty with the clarity of their vision and most saw a significant improvement in the quality of their vision with night driving and a reduction in glare. The iDesign™ testing takes about 3 seconds to perform and captures information 25 times more precise than conventional measurements used to measure for glasses. The 3-D mapping, which is unique to every patient, is transferred directly to the treating laser using all the data available to create a treatment plan as individualized as our own fingerprints.

Not every LASIK surgeon has access to iDesign™ for several reasons. First, surgeons must be a credentialed iLASIK™ provider. Second, the upgrade costs around $60,000 so surgeons have to be committed to staying current despite the cost. For Dr. Bowers, it was an easy choice. “Having this new technology to benefit our patients is worth the added cost. Patients expect the best and we are committed to providing it. It’s appropriate that we have this entering into the year 2020, representing our commitment in providing patients with the best vision possible without the dependence of glasses or contacts.”

Learn more about the procedure on our iLASIK page or call today for your free no-obligation comprehensive iLASIK™ evaluation with the area’s only provider that offers iDesign™ technology and start seeing better in 2020!

What Our Patients Think

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    I couldn't recommend a better doctor, a better facility, and I'm so glad I did it.
  • Brenda Edson in front of a brick home
    Brenda Edson /
    "I could not have asked for a better experience at Piedmont Eye Center. From my very first visit, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in me."
  • Bobby Moore /
    "I wish I would have done it many years ago now."
  • Bryan Mitchell outside of a football stadium
    Bryan Mitchell / ANALYST
    "My vision was the best it had been since I was a teen. I had my LASIK surgery performed almost 2 years ago, and it is as good today as it was then."
  • Caroline Trexler /
    "They ensured that the entire process from preliminary appointments to follow up visits went seamlessly – the perfect team that gave me perfect vision."
    "All and all, this has been a very pleasant and beneficial period for me. I recommend it highly for anyone in a similar situation.'
  • Cynthia Stewart standing outside
    Cynthia /
    "I feel almost like a new person It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning and be able to actually see across the room without fumbling for my glasses. "
  • Frances / RETIRED
    "Dr. Ceballos has always been very positive, clarifying everything medically, never leaving me in doubt and has always made me feel special and important."
  • Guy / RETIRED
    "The procedure was painless, and now I’m happy to say I only wear glasses to read. I have 20/20 vision in my left eye and 20/25 in my right. "
  • Janice Bloom standing in front of a tree
    "Dr. Bowers and his staff treated me with the utmost in professional care, making sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."
  • Barbara / RETIRED
    "The procedure was pain free and I am so pleased with the results. It was money well spent and it is unbelievable how clear and colorful everything is. I want to tell Dr. Bowers and his staff how grateful I am."
  • Jerome / RETIRED
    "Doctor Vogel has treated me professionally as has his staff. They have been caring and have answered my questions to my satisfaction."
  • Jon Dupin standing outside of a brick home
    Jon Dupin / PASTOR
    "LASIK is not just a medical advancement to me; it’s a miracle"
  • Josh Brewer / HUMANITARIAN AID
    "Because of Dr. Bowers and his team at Piedmont Eye Center, my everyday life is now a whole lot easier. "
  • Judy Bowman / MISSIONARY
    "My experience of having Laser Vision Correction was fantastic. Dr. Bowers and all his staff are so knowledgeable and professional, yet very personal, warm, caring, and friendly."
  • Lucy standing in a classroom
    Lucy /
    "Dr. Bowers and his team were very comforting. The next morning, I opened my eyes and was able to see the alarm clock across the room, which I was never able to see before. It was a miracle!"
  • Martha Ann / GRANDMOTHER
    "It is a wonderful feeling to have no RX lenses. I want to thank Dr. Bowers and the Surgery Center for the freedom I feel.”
  • Monica Shelton / Featured Patient
    "Everyone told me what they were going to be doing to me and what to expect every step of the way. My experience with Piedmont Eye Center and Dr. Bowers and the whole LASIK team was awesome!"
  • Adelia / RETIRED
    "God led me to Dr. Vogel. He is absolutely the most wonderful doctor in the world. Not only is he a great doctor, he is a great ‘people person’. You always feel safe with him."
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    Penny Abbott / Financial Consultant
    "From the great staff who helped me, to the simplicity of setting up my flexible spending account, to my complete satisfaction and enjoyment of having clear sight, this has been an easy process."
    "The staff at Piedmont eased my nerves and the procedure was swift and smooth."
  • Sue Earsing and lasik eye surgery
    "I have always seen the world through glasses or contacts, so the sharpness of vision I have now was never there before."
    “Dr. Bowers not only met my expectations, he surpassed them. I had no idea that vision like this was possible. I no longer struggle in the shadows of a course- everything is clearer.”
  • Troy Doss
    "Piedmont Eye Center takes care of the little things to make LASIK a comfortable process."
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