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2 Our Company NVISION is easily defined by its core values. We relentlessly pursue the best vision correction for our patients. NVISION understands that this is a big decision. We help you to be informed to choose the vision correction procedure that s best for you.

3 excellence innovation service collaboration compassion

4 Are you a candidate? The best way for you to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is with a personal, one-on-one consultation with an experienced, licensed NVISION doctor. LASIK can treat people who: Are at least 18 years old Are not pregnant or nursing Are in good general health Have a stable prescription Have no eye diseases

5 My own LASIK results are textbook flawless Bryant V. NVISION Patient & Affiliate NVISION Eye Doctor

6 Understanding LASIK LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis) is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure that uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK typically takes about 10 minutes to perform on each eye and is one of the most frequently performed health care procedures in North America. The Consultation We provide our patients with peace of mind. The FREE LASIK Consultation is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. At the consultation, your NVISION doctor will confirm whether you are a candidate, explain the procedure and answer all of your questions to enable you to make an informed decision if LASIK is right for you. Find out if you re a candidate for LASIK Examine your personalized treatment plan Answer your remaining questions Review your procedure cost Look at choices for financing your procedure

7 91 of patients said the procedure greatly improved their quality of life and they would recommend the procedure to others. 99 of patients said they would recommend NVISION to friends and family. 95 reported satisfaction or high satisfaction with the results of their LASIK surgery.

8 Common vision problems Light Light Myopia Hyperopia You can see objects near you more clearly than distant objects. You typically can see objects far away more clearly than near objects. If you have a high correction, it may also be hard for you to see distant objects.

9 Light Light Astigmatism Presbyopia You have an oval shape to your cornea which gives you a distortion, or tilting, of images. Astigmatism may blur vision for both near and distant objects. For nearly everyone, beginning in their 40s or 50s, the lens of the eye loses some of its flexibility, making it necessary to use bifocals or reading glasses.

10 Vision correction with options At NVISION Laser Eye Centers, your NVISION doctor will help you decide which procedure is best for your eyes, your prescription and your lifestyle. The IntraLase method used at NVISION is a 100% blade-free approach to performing your vision correction procedure. The IntraLase method also delivers outstanding results: more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when the IntraLase method is used. Custom LASIK with IntraLase Conventional LASIK with IntraLase Your cornea is like your fingerprint; no two are alike. With Custom LASIK, a customized map is created for each eye. This data allows for treatment of tiny imperfections in the eye that can have a significant impact on your quality of vision. After the flap is made, Conventional LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of the eye. In Conventional LASIK, your prescription is manually entered into the laser. Conventional LASIK is the original LASIK procedure, and is still an excellent choice. However, your surgeon may determine that you could benefit more from the higher level of customization that Custom LASIK may provide.

11 Monovision with IntraLase PRK The need for reading glasses as you get older is called presbyopia. When you have LASIK, you and your doctor may decide to leave one eye slightly nearsighted; this is Monovision. Generally, Monovision is elected by people who have already elected Monovision correction with their contacts. Monovision is helpful to reduce your dependence on glasses for near tasks, such as scanning a menu or article, but not for reading fine print or reading for a prolonged period. For active individuals, such as those who play golf or tennis, or who drive a great deal at night, Monovision may not be suitable. Like LASIK, PRK utilizes the excimer laser to reshape the curvature of the eye to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK differs from LASIK, as it is performed on the surface of the eye and no flap is created during the procedure. Many patients benefit from Custom PRK, which provides your surgeon an additional level of data about your vision requirements using customized wavefront technology. PRK is suitable for people with larger pupils, thin corneas, and/or dry eyes, as well as those who have other corneal

12 10 minutes that will change a lifetime Below is a step-by-step list on how the LASIK procedure is done at NVISION Laser Eye Centers 1 Immediately prior to your procedure, your eyelids and lashes will be cleaned. A mild sedative may be given. 2 Anesthetic drops are applied to the eye, to completely numb the eye for comfort. 3 4 A protective flap is created and gently lifted by the surgeon. Because the corneal flap preserves the surface layer of the cornea, discomfort following LASIK procedures is minimized. A surgical plan is programmed into the laser. The computer calculates the required treatment and directs the laser. Computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of your cornea. 5 The surgeon gently replaces the flap and aligns it to its original position. It heals naturally and securely.

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14 I have questions, millions of them. How soon can I drive after the surgery? After the one-day post-op visit, if you feel safe and comfortable. When can I wear makeup? Do not wear eye makeup for one week. Other makeup is okay but should not be applied in the area between the eyebrow. What is Bladeless LASIK? Am I a good candidate for LASIK? Through an initial consultation with your eye doctor or at the nearest NVISION Center, your doctor will confirm if you are a good candidate, explain the procedure, and answer any questions. How soon after surgery can I read a book? Anytime; reading will not harm your vision. However, you should get as much sleep as possible on the day of surgery. How soon after surgery can I watch TV? Anytime; TV will not harm your vision. However, you should get as much sleep as possible on the day of surgery. With Bladeless LASIK, the surgeon uses the laser to create the corneal flap. This technology gives the surgeon the ability to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. Recent studies done by IntraLase show that this technology may now make it possible to treat patients with LASIK who were previously dismissed as candidates due to thin corneas. How soon can I go swimming? After 1 week. (This includes hot tubs and pool water.) How long does the procedure take? Allow up to two hours. How soon can I go back to work? Most LASIK patients can return to work a day or two after the procedure, since most patients notice dramatic visual results within the first few days following their procedure. The speed of recovery depends on personal healing patterns, since patients with higher prescriptions may recover more slowly. How many locations are there in California? Eight throughout Southern California.

15 How will I know what procedure I need to have? Everyone s eyes are different. What works for one person may not be right for you. Your NVISION doctor will determine which procedure is right for your vision. Can I take a shower? You can shower at any time. Patients should try to avoid any touching or rubbing of the eyes, and be especially careful when using soap products near the eye area. How soon can I play golf? After one week. Can I travel? Yes. Make sure to keep your eyes lubricated while you are in flight. What medication is not advisable before and after surgery? Patients should continue their normal medications. All medications should be discussed prior to surgery. Does LASIK hurt? Prior to your LASIK procedure, anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye. Although most patients say there is no pain during the procedure, some report feeling mild pressure or vibration. Afterward, your eyes may feel slight irritation for a few hours, but most patients are back to normal after taking a short nap. What separates NVISION Laser Eye Centers from other centers? We are trusted by more than 1,300 eye doctors for their patients and their own LASIK procedures. Is a blade still used in LASIK? At NVISION we do Bladeless LASIK, which eliminates the hand-held microkeratome (blade), giving you an all laser procedure. How soon can I work on the computer? The next day. Is the consultation really free? How soon will I be able to exercise? No aerobic activity for one week. Still have questions? Give us a call at NVISION Yes. 1

16 Affordable for every patient For many, one of your first questions about LASIK is How much does it cost? Depending on the provider, you will hear a wide range of answers from $299 to $3,000 per eye. At NVISION, we realize that it s confusing to hear a variety of answers for a medical procedure, so keep these points in mind: Prices can vary based on your doctor, your prescription and the technology, such as Custom or Bladeless LASIK, that is used. Find out if the price quoted includes all of the pre- and post-surgery follow-up exams and a Lifetime Commitment program. The best way to determine your cost of LASIK is to schedule a free LASIK consultation with an NVISION doctor. At the consultation we will recommend the type of procedure needed to correct your specific vision. Your cost will be based on the procedure best suited to your eyes.

17 options Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) You can save up to 30% by using tax-free dollars to pay for LASIK.* An FSA is a benefit offered by employers that allows their employees to pay for eligible health care expenses, such as LASIK, with pre-tax dollars. By using your FSA to pay for LASIK, you can reduce your taxes and save. Insurance Some health insurance plans and employers have arrangements with NVISION that could substantially reduce the cost of LASIK. Ask your NVISION Center if your plan or employer participates. Tax Benefits While LASIK can be deemed elective and not covered by insurance, it may be tax deductible, depending on your filing status. Please consult your accountant. Many patients choose to use their tax refund to pay for LASIK. Credit Cards Many patients opt to pay for their procedure using a personal credit card. This may be a good option, especially if you have a card that carries a low interest rate or offers points or other rewards. Financing NVISION offers 0% financing for 24 months with no down payment required.** Or customize your loan by selecting the amount you need and your repayment terms. With low monthly payments, what are you waiting for? *Actual FSA savings will vary based on your individual tax situation. **0% financing for 24 months subject to credit approval. No down payment required. Participating U.S centers only. 1

18 The Eye Doctors #1 Choice With more than 1,300 Eye Doctors who choose NVISION Laser Eye Centers for themselves and their patients, NVISION is the Eye Doctors #1 Choice. We recognize that giving you the best results requires collaboration and partnership. That is why we work closely with your eye doctor, who knows your vision history so well. Through your eye doctor and NVISION s experienced surgeons, we give you the best possible vision correction available.

19 The feeling you get from the moment you walk in until the surgery is done is just so comfortable It s a very easy process at NVISION Carole W. NVISION Patient, Wife and Mother

20 NVISION For Life We stand behind your vision results for life because we have confidence in our surgeons and in your long-term results. We want to help you maintain the best possible vision throughout your life. That s why we created the NVISION For Life program. If an enhancement is needed to maintain vision results, qualified patients will receive a same-technology procedure at no cost at the NVISION Laser Eye Centers location of their choice. The NVISION for life program is available to qualified patients. Ask your center for details.

21 convenient Life is more I don t have to worry about not being able to do things because I have contacts in or my contacts might fall out. Tyler H. NVISION Patient, Actor and Baseball Player

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