Dr. Jon Dishler discusses about ALLEGRETTO WAVEÂ® Eye-Q, the fastest vision correction laser for LASIK available in the United States that can correct a vision in just two second.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Well, we have a bunch of people here. Of course, you know Paula. Dr. Dishler, our LASIK expert, and we have a special guest with us we'll get to. But Paula, they're talking about a new laser.
PAULA: I know. I could not believe this when you said it's going to correct visionâ€”certain kinds of vision in two seconds.
DR. JON DISHLER: Right. We have this great new laser and it's called Optivision is what it does and it's made by Allegretto. It corrects a diopter of correction every two seconds. The average treatment then is like three seconds, four seconds long. Mike here, who is in the active military, he just had this done two weeks ago.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Oh, my.
DR. JON DISHLER: We've got his glasses here to prove it.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Look at those.
PAULA: I don't know if he can get a good - - shot of this - - .
DR. JON DISHLER: These are strong, strong glasses.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Put those on, Paula, seriously. Let them see those.
PAULA: Okay, seriously? Okay, I'll put on my eyes.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Look at that.
PAULA: I can't even see Bonnie right in front of me they're so strong.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Those were your glasses.
MICHAEL: - - .
DR. JON DISHLER: And he was a gunner and in transportation and all these things in active duty in Afghanistan. We were just talking about it. He could've had it done in the military, but he had to wait he said eight months.
MICHAEL: Eight months.
MR. TOM MARTINO: These are the classic Coke bottles they call them.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Right.
PAULA: I'm surprised you were even able to serve in the military with such poor eyesight.
MICHAEL: Well, I got in and I had to have a waiver because my eyesight was so poor.
MICHAEL: I got in and the waiver went through and I was able to get in.
PAULA: So how are you seeing now?
MR. TOM MARTINO: Were you amazed? Were you amazed, like, and when were you amazed? Was it right afterwards?
MICHAEL: I was still under a little of the meds.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Yeah.
MICHAEL: So it took me about an hour to get back to normal.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Yeah, an hour. And then what? It took a whole hour.
MICHAEL: And I could see.
MR. TOM MARTINO: You could see.
MICHAEL: I could see.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And did it amaze you? Because before when you had to reach for these in the morning, what did you see before you put them on?
MICHAEL: Not much, Tom. Not much at all of anything.
PAULA: You would basically have to feel your way around, I would think in the morning.
MICHAEL: Pretty much, yeah.
PAULA: Dr. Dishlerâ€”
MICHAEL: [interposing] I had to remember every night where I sat them. You know?
PAULA: Of course, of course. I would think so many patients come to you, Dr. Dishler, and don't think there's anything that you can do to make their vision perfect again when you've got to go from this to 20/20.
DR. JON DISHLER: Right. And you know, that's the big thing is that now with this Optivision, there are people who were not candidates for LASIK before who have very strong prescriptions, far-sighted, near-sighted, astigmatism, that can now be fixed. So almost any prescription can be fixed now with LASIK so long as the eyes are healthy and patients recover very quickly and the vision is excellent, even in these more extreme cases. So nowâ€”
MR. TOM MARTINO: [interposing] Yeah, because you said six seconds for that extreme case.
DR. JON DISHLER: Yes, six, seven seconds, something like that. I mean, you're talking zip and it's done, you know? It's very, very fast.
MICHAEL: It was fast.
DR. JON DISHLER: And it's very, very accurate, and we canâ€”it's justâ€”it's just pretty impressive.
PAULA: Is this going to be able to change some of your duties that you can perform?
MICHAEL: You know what? I haven't looked into that too much.
MICHAEL: But I will when I get back. Soâ€”
PAULA: [interposing] And you're activeâ€”
MICHAEL: --most likely yes.
PAULA: You're active duty?
DR. JON DISHLER: And he was saying when he worked, right, you had to have glasses and then protective things.
DR. JON DISHLER: And it was just a lot ofâ€”
MICHAEL: [interposing] It was their eye protection with inserts that you sit inside of the eye protection. And they're real bulky themselves. And the peripheral vision wasn't very good.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Oh, no, because if you don't have lensesâ€”I mean, you truly could not see anything, I mean, without that.
MICHAEL: Exactly. Yes, if they're gone, thenâ€”
MR. TOM MARTINO: [interposing] So did youâ€”and why did you even consider LASIK, because you must've thought, oh, they can't correct my eyes.
MICHAEL: I did. I did.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And then, what changed your mind?
MICHAEL: It took a lot of talking to some people that have had it just to try it. Go see what happens. And sure enoughâ€”
MR. TOM MARTINO: [interposing] When you talked toâ€”
MICHAEL: [interposing] I was able. My eyes were healthy andâ€”
MR. TOM MARTINO: [interposing] And when you went to that office what did you think? Okay, these are the people orâ€”I mean, why did you choose them after visiting?
MICHAEL: Oh, they were great. All of them were great. Very nice people, all very nice people.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Was it the free iPod?
MICHAEL: No. Actuallyâ€”
DR. JON DISHLER: [interposing] There is that free iPod.
MR. TOM MARTINO: You can haveâ€”which is a great idea, if you're a LASIK candidate and you sign up for a consultation, and you're a candidate, you get a free iPod, whether you have the surgery done or not.
DR. JON DISHLER: In fact, this is your free iPod. It even matches your shirt.
MICHAEL: Thanks, Doctor.
DR. JON DISHLER: You're very welcome.
PAULA: They're color coordinated there - - too.
MICHAEL: That is pretty cool.
DR. JON DISHLER: Yeah.
MR. TOM MARTINO: So how has it changed everything?
MICHAEL: Well, in the morning, it's like I notice it the most, because I can see right off the bat. You know what I mean? I mean, I wake up in the morning and I can see, you know, whether I'm watching the news or not, I can see.
PAULA: It must improve your whole outlook for the whole day.
PAULA: Not just the morning.
MICHAEL: Yes, absolutely. Yeah.
PAULA: Feel like a new person.
MICHAEL: I do.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Yeah, so what about going back to work? How long did it take you?
MICHAEL: Actually, I'm on vacation right now.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Okay, but you could've gone back the next day, right, Dr. Dishler?
MICHAEL: Oh, yeah, definitely. I think he wants, what, four days off or something like that?
DR. JON DISHLER: Right, four days off. But I mean, people typically drive. Like you could drive the next day. People typically can see well enough to drive themselves in for their post-op visit.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And when you say four days, you're not talking about an office worker or someone who's less stressed.
DR. JON DISHLER: No. No, I'm saying something that's like the military, things like that.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Right, right.
DR. JON DISHLER: Right, where we just want them to take the days off.
MR. TOM MARTINO: You want them to have a few days.
DR. JON DISHLER: But most people that do this go back to work within a day or two and it'sâ€”they say it's just like they're wearing contacts or something like that right away.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And here's a picture of this new thing, this new laser.
DR. JON DISHLER: Right.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And Dr. Dishler does all bladeless surgery and it goes that fast, 400 bursts per second. It takes only two seconds to correct some of the vision problems. You took about six seconds with your major problem. Did you feel any pain?
MICHAEL: Not at all.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Not anything?
MICHAEL: Nothing at all. No pain at all?
PAULA: Did you have any of that anxiety that so many people do? Like, oh, I'm going to blink or I'm going to move?
MICHAEL: I did.
MICHAEL: Yes, I did. I had that anxiety, but I mean, Dr. Dishler talked me all the way through it.
PAULA: Yes, he does.
DR. JON DISHLER: I'm there. I do all the procedures. People ask that. I talk to everybody while we're doing it, tell them every step of the way. And most of the time when we're done they go, you're already finished? I didn't even know you started kind of thing.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Yeah.
PAULA: Right. And you talked about the laser just kind of zones right in. It doesn't really matter if someone accidentally movesâ€”
DR. JON DISHLER: [interposing] Right.
PAULA: --because the laser sticks with the spot.
MR. TOM MARTINO: All right. Now, we have some special offers here. Okay? Military discounts, great idea, for active military. Call for details. He wants to offer other people in the military these fantastic results. So military discount, call for details if you're active military. And then, the lowest guaranteed price for custom all laser LASIK. You cannot find better treatment, the same treatment, the same technology, for this price. You just can't do it, because those come ones that tell you $400 an eye, you have to investigate. You will find this is the guaranteed lowest price, plus 24 month financing with approved credit.
Now, another thing, if you call for a consultation, come in for a consultation, you will get a free iPod. Now, you want people to come inâ€”obviously, you don't want people listening saying, I know I don't need it, but I'm coming in anyway. So you have to beâ€”you have to be foundâ€”
PAULA: [interposing] You have to be a candidate.
MR. TOM MARTINO: --to be a candidate. Now, you don't have to have the surgery done, but you have to have or be found to be a candidate, and you get a free iPod. Or imagine if your eyes are pretty bad and for some reason you can't have it, you still get an iPod. But he justâ€”I think we're just trying to keep teenagers from coming in saying, doc, I can't see.
DR. JON DISHLER: I can't see. Give me my iPod.
MR. TOM MARTINO: Yeah, I know. So really, we want serious people considering this for a free consultant you get an iPod. And of course, the number is (303) 793-3000. (303) 793-3000. And Dishler.com. And Dr. Dishler has been on our show so much you can find many archived segment. Tell friends about it. They can go to martino.tv to see past segments.
DR. JON DISHLER: Thank you, Tom.