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Myopia: A Treatable Epidemic

December 30, 2019

Dr. Lance Kugler of Omaha makes a great case for vision correction procedures. I have always had the same thought: If you needed crutches or a wheelchair to walk, would you want a 6-minute painless procedure that could allow you to walk without them? But most people are skeptical of someone saying: Would you want to make your life immeasurably better, and for less money than you now must spend? I believe that millennials will increasingly embrace vision correction as a rite of passage, much as previous generations embraced getting braces for crooked teeth. I personally had both braces when I was 16-18 years old, and LASIK when I was 32 years old, which was in the same year it was approved in the US. Both orthodontia and LASIK have made my life immeasurably better. I want that same benefit for my patients.

– Dr. Matthew Sharpe, MD