Lasik - Ophthalmology
Atwal Eye Care – Buffalo Eye Care Associates
3095 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
7960 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
227 Highland Parkway
Kenmore, NY 12217
1900 Ridge Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
Hamburg, NY 14075
Hours of Operation
- Monday:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
- Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Change the Way You SeeAtwal Eye Care – Lasik Vision Correction & LASIK Specialists. Atwal Eye Care is a complete eye care provider offering a full range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, along with medical and surgical eye care. Learn about different laser vision correction options, such as LASIK, PRK, Multifocal Lens Procedures and the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer Laser.
Learn about common eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and diabetic eye disease. Contact us for more information or to schedule and appointment. Dr. Amar Atwal is the Medical Director and Founder of Atwal Eye Care / Buffalo Eye Care Associates. Dr. Atwal specializes in Laser Vision Correction, a procedure for patients with Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness) or Astigmatism to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. This procedure utilizes the Excimer Laser to gently reshape the cornea. The latest Laser Vision Correction procedures are called LASIK and PRK.
As a complete eye care provider, Atwal Eye Care / Buffalo Eye Care Associates also offers a large selection of sunglasses and contacts at our various offices. Our licensed Opticians will help you in the selection of the frame and style just right for you. Our main office is at 3095 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, New York, just three minutes from the New York State Thruway (1-90) and the 33 (Kensington Expressway). Atwal Eye Care has also joined up with Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy. Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy is a fatal disease affecting young boys and limiting their lifespan to their early 20’s. We hold an annual fundraiser every October and it’s called “A Night to Shine”. Learn more by clinking on www.atwaleye.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know if I'm a candidate for Laser Vision Correction?
- We suggest you schedule a free screening with our Refractive Counselor. Bring your glasses or prescription and we'll determine which refractive procedure will offer you the greatest benefit.
- What is the difference between PRK and LASIK Laser Vision Correction?
- PRK and LASIK Laser Vision Correction are both procedures that can correct refractive error by reshaping the cornea utilizing a cool laser. This reshaping allows light rays to properly focus on the retina. PRK, or Photo Refractive Keratectomy, is usually used for lower degrees of correction. It is performed on the surface of the eye. LASIK or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis involves creating a "flap" in the cornea, using the Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea and replacing the flap in its original position.
- How successful is Refractive Surgery?
- Depending upon your prescription, your doctor can determine the likelihood of reaching 20/40 or better vision. 20/40 is the requirement for driving a car without the use of corrective lenses. Approximately 92% of patients reach 20/30 or better vision with one procedure. If you do not reach 20/40 with one procedure, then an enhancement procedure may be done to improve your vision, which happens in less than 2 % of LASIK procedures.
- How will I know which procedure is right for me?
- When you come in for your screening, you will meet with one of our refractive coordinators and discuss the available procedures and evaluate which procedure would be right for you. You and the doctor, however, determine the final decision.
- How long is the recovery time?
- We generally tell people undergoing LASIK that you will only need about 1-2 days of recovery time. Patients undergoing PRK may need longer healing time. This is a very personalized question.
- Is it uncomfortable to have LASIK or PRK procedure?
- During the procedure you should feel little discomfort. Anesthetic eye drops are administered before and during the procedure. Afterwards there may be some discomfort, which may vary from mild to moderate sensations. Any discomfort that may be felt will only last a few days. Eye drops and oral pain medications are sufficient to alleviate any discomfort. Each individual responds differently.
- Does insurance cover Refractive surgery?
- Refractive surgery is considered an elective procedure. Most insurance companies do not cover the procedure, however, many insurance companies have provider reduction in fees. You will need to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.
How do I find out more about Refractive surgery? Call our Refractive Coordinator at (716) 892-2020 to schedule a screening to find out if refractive surgery is right for you.