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Atwal Eye Care
Atwal Eye Care / Buffalo Eye Care Associates is a complete eye care provider offering a full range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, along with medical/ surgical eye care. In order to make your appointment a one-stop visit, we also offer a large selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses. We specialize in Laser Vision Correction, Small Incision Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment and Surgery and other Laser Surgery.
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 glasses and contacts at our various offices. Our licensed Opticians will help you in the selection of the frame and style just right for you.
Atwal's main telephone number is (716) 896-8831.
In order to serve the Western New York community, Atwal offers 5 convenient locations throughout the area:
- 3095 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, (716) 896-8831 (MAIN OFFICE)
- 7960 Transit Road, Premier Plaza, Williamsville, NY 14221, (716) 633-9736
- 227 Highland Parkway, Kenmore, NY 14223, (716) 873-4545
- 1900 Ridge Road, West Seneca, NY 14224, (716) 674-5966
- 3040 Amsdell Road, Brierwood Medical Centre, Hamburg, NY 14075, (716) 649-8300
For more information on LASIK and LASER VISION CORRECTION, CALL (716) 892-2020.
We participate with most major insurance carriers, including Medicare, Independent Health, Community Blue, Blue Cross, Senior Blue, Univera and many others.
What is Lasik?
LASIK involves making an incision into the cornea and creating a flap. The Excimer Laser then reshapes the cornea and the flap is placed back in its original position. LASIK is a 5-step procedure using an instrument called a Microkeratome and the Excimer Laser.
First, the patient is given anesthetic drops to numb the eyes and they are placed in a reclining chair for proper positioning for the procedure. A lid speculum is then placed in the eye to keep the eye open.
Second, the platform base or suction ring of the microkeratome is placed on the eye.
Third, the Automatic Microkeratome quickly glides across the surface of the cornea, creating a thin "flap" with a "hinge." The flap is lifted so the laser is allowed to reshape the inner corneal bed.
Fourth, the Excimer Laser, which has been programmed specifically for the patient's correction, is aimed onto the "bed" of the cornea and the gentle laser beam, guided by a computer, is directed to reshape the cornea.
The last step involves replacing the "flap" back into its original position on the cornea and ensuring its proper positioning.
The complete procedure from start to finish usually takes about 5 minutes per eye. The actual time to create the flap and to "Laser" takes only a matter of seconds.
LASIK has made Laser Vision Correction much more comfortable for patients by reducing the discomfort both during and after the procedure.