Dr. Martin Burger, one of the Most Experienced LASIK Surgeons in the Country.

What LASIK Procedure is Best for Me?

June 24, 2009 by  
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We find that a lot of patients are confused by all the information they read on the Internet and are told about at different LASIK centers about the different laser technologies and all the different procedures available, such as LASIK, EPI-LASIK, PRK, LASEK, I-LASIK, Wavefront, Custom Cornea , BLadeLess LASIK, etc. At our centers we take the confusion out of the process for you.

Our entire focus is on outcomes and achieving the best possible visual results for you as a patient. Instead of getting caught up in all the hype and marketing surrounding a specific procedure or laser technology you need to ask yourself what is my real goal that I want to achieve after refractive surgery? The answer to that question should be I want to achieve the best vision possible after the surgery and be able to see 20/20. With this in mind wouldn’t it make sense to then seek out the surgeon that has helped more people achieve 20/20 or better vision than any other surgeon in your area.

We have seen patients that have been hurt by LASIK eye surgery and every one of those patients have said they wished they would have spent more time researching the experience of the surgeon that performed their eye surgery!

Fortunately for you, you have come to the right website.

I have helped more people achieve 20/20 or better vision after LASIK than any other surgeon in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky. Unlike many other places, I utilize multiple laser platforms because I have found that some laser platforms treat certain eye conditions better than other laser platforms. Additionally, I am completely focused on the outcomes for my patients and recommend the procedure that I feel will give each individual patient the best possible visual outcome based on each individual patients testing results and circumstances.

What is most important thing I should consider when trying to decide where to have my Lasik procedure performed?

June 24, 2009 by  
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This is an excellent question.

The most important thing you should consider when trying to decide where to have your LASIK surgery performed is the experience of the surgeon that will be performing your procedure.

Unfortunately some people put price as the most important thing when trying to decide where to have their surgery performed. Price is an important consideration, but there are a lot of other variables and factors that should go into your thought process before making a decision on your refractive eye surgeon. We have seen people that have been hurt by laser eye surgery and everyone of those patients said that they wished they would have done more research on the experience of the surgeon that performed their eye surgery.

If you buy a car that is a lemon and it breaks down you can always buy another car. Unfortunately if you choose the wrong eye surgeon and you have a problem with your vision you can’t just buy a new pair of eyes. When buying real estate there is a saying “location, location, location” when searching for a place to have LASIK eye surgery you should think “most experienced surgeon, most experienced surgeon, most experienced surgeon”. We have found that in many instances the price is the same between the most experienced surgeon and the surgeon with less experience. It’s just a matter of doing the research to find the most experienced surgeon. Dr. Burger has helped more people achieve 20/20 or better vision after LASIK than any other surgeon living in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, or Kentucky.

Donna’s Testimonial

June 23, 2009 by  
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Visual Acuity Before: 20/1000

After: 20/20

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  I am so excited about waking up in the morning and being able to see the alarm clock instead of hearing it trying to find it and bring the clock zinckes from my eyes to see what time it is! The experience here has been wonderful! The staff professional and answered all my questions and I have recommended several of my friends here. Thanks for my sight!

Gary’s Testimonial

June 23, 2009 by  
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Visual Acuity Before: 20/200

After: 20/20

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  Really cool the next a.m. being able to see w/o glasses. I’ve worn them since 5th grade.

Kyle’s Testimonial

June 23, 2009 by  
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Kyle Visual Acuity Before: 200/20

After: 20/20

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  I think this surgery was a very good idea. Although I was scared about them cutting on my eyes it turned out very impressive and painless, I really like the doctors here, especially the girls, they are very nice and beautiful. It is so nice to not have to worry about wearing glasses or contacts again. I would highly recommend this to anyone with glasses or contacts. Thank you.

Megan’s Testimonial

June 23, 2009 by  
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Megan Visual Acuity Before: 20/400

After: 20/15

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  I wore glasses since age 10 and tried contacts for a couple of years but they were a hassle. Having the surgery done was the best money that I ever spent.

Sherrie’s Testimonial

June 23, 2009 by  
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Sherrie Visual Acuity Before: 20/200

After: 20/15

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  I love it!!

The New Dr. Burger Website is Online

June 23, 2009 by  
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I am very happy to announce that the DrBurger.com website has been redesigned from the ground up to make learning about LASIK as easy as possible for our visitors. Our new website, which will feature frequently updated content via my new blog, just went live a little while ago.

When I decided to launch a brand new website, the concept was simple. . .I want to provide LASIK content to our website visitors in an easy and educational manner. With the continued interest in the benefits associated with LASIK, we felt the time and cost was worth the investment.

What do you think about the new site? We’ve put a ton of work into it and I would love to hear your feedback.

What does it take to become a refractive surgeon?

June 23, 2009 by  
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The simplest answer to this question is: a very long time.

First, one must become a medical doctor. This requires four years of college, four years of medical school, and one year of internship at a hospital. After these nine years, a three or four year residency training program in ophthalmology is required. During this training, the aspiring ophthalmologist learns all about eye conditions, medications and treatments, and also learns how to perform eye surgery. At this point, the minimum requirements for performing LASIK procedures have been met. However, most LASIK surgeons seek additional training beyond this point in order to obtain greater experience before practicing in this highly specialized area.

I have gone far beyond the minimal requirements, having completed numerous clerkships in the field of refractive surgery, including a clerkship in cornea, refractive surgery, and glaucoma at one of thop rated eye hospitals in the country. I also completed courses in Opthalmology at Stanford University.

I believe that a large part of my success as a leading Refractive Surgeon has to do with my passion for my career and how much I love what I do. I can’t imagine that there is a better job than helping people see without their glasses or contacts for the first time in their life! I never get tired of hearing all the stories from my patients about how happy and excited they are with their NEW VISION.

I’m committed to providing the best visual outcomes possible for my each and every patient. I take great pride in what I do and I realize how much trust patients are putting in me with something that is so precious and valuable to them as their sight. . .and I don’t want to let them down. That is why I have put so much time into learning and having a complete understanding of how lasers operate and the many different factors that can affect them. I have also spent countless hours compiling, tweaking, and adjusting all my nomograms for the lasers to allow me to develop precise nomograms that ultimately leads to excellent surgical outcomes for my patients. I measure my success as a refractive surgeon by my patients. It makes me feel very good to know that I have helped more people see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts than any other surgeon in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky.

Tara’s Testimonial

June 22, 2009 by  
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Tara Visual Acuity Before: 20/60

After: 20/15

Surgeon: Dr. Martin Burger

Procedure: Lasik

Patient’s Testimonial:  I have been wearing some form of corrective lenses since the of 7. I decided to have the Lasik surgery in November of 2003, it has been 3 months since my surgery and my vision is great! it is almost time for summer and I can finally buy "cheap sunglasses"!!! If I gave anyone advice to have the surgery I would definitely tell them to take the plunge! I am so glad I did.

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