Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

We are once again seeing all patients, but at a limited capacity. Please bring a mask with you to your appointment if at all possible.

Memphis and Shelby County is continuing to phase into reopening during the Covid-19 outbreak. MECA is continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to best ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees:
• MECA physicians and staff wear masks at all times while in the clinic.
• Patients are asked to bring a mask and wear it while in the building.
• After checking in, patients are asked to wait in the car until it is time for testing or their exam.
• Family/guests are asked to remain outside unless the patient needs assistance.
• Everyone’s temperature is checked on entering the building. If anyone has a temperature, has been in a Covid infected area in the last 14 days, or has been in contact with anyone that has a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, they are asked to reschedule their appointment.
• If and when appropriate, the doctor may decide to schedule a telemedicine appointment.
• We are continuing to reschedule surgery for patients whose surgery was postponed earlier in the spring due to the quarantine.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate our clinic reopening. As always, our physicians are on call 24 hours a day. If you have a need or concern, please call our office at 901-767-3937

MECA Physicians and Staff

LASIK in Memphis

Benefits of Lasik Eye Surgery

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States choose Lasik eye surgery each year to correct astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness? The procedure will improve your vision, and you likely won’t need glasses for many years. Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates can help you decide if Lasik eye surgery is right for you.

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What is Lasik eye surgery and why have it?

Lasik eye surgery re-shapes the cornea with a laser that helps the eye focus more sharply.

An ophthalmologist can determine if you are a candidate for Lasik eye surgery by dilating your eyes and examining the overall health of your eyes. Your eye doctor will also evaluate your overall health because some people with diabetes or other health conditions are not candidates for Lasik eye surgery.

The out-patient surgery is usually quick, and patients see benefits immediately. You will need someone to drive you home from the surgery, but vision is dramatically improved usually the morning after Lasik surgery. About 85 percent of patients even have 20/20 vision after the procedure. Even if a patient doesn't have perfect vision, most people who have had Lasik surgery no longer need glasses or contacts. That means savings hundreds of dollars yearly in eyecare, glasses and contacts costs.

Stitches or bandages are not required in most Lasik eye surgery cases. After 24 hours, a patient can resume a normal routine. Your eye doctor will want to have several follow-up appointments with you to see how you are recovering from the surgery and to see if your vision is improving.

Other benefits of Lasik eye surgery include:

* Improved night and peripheral vision

* Alleviated allergies and sinus problems 

* Enhanced self-confidence

Many people like waking up and seeing their world in focus without having to reach for a pair of glasses on the nightstand. Lasik surgery also gives people who play sports a new freedom because they no longer need to wear goggles, glasses, or contacts while playing their favorite sport.  Another bonus? Costly prescription sunglasses are also no longer needed.

Ultimately, Lasik eye surgery improves your overall quality of life with long-term better vision.

Call Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates Today 

If you would like more information about eyecare, call us today. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about your eye health. Make an appointment today with an ophthalmologist at our clinic to find out if you are a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery.

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed