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Schedule a free no-obligation LASIK consultation at Southwest Eye to learn more about how we can help you! We can make LASIK affordable on almost any budget with our financing options.
Dr. Javier De La Torre
Dr. De La Torre served as an active duty military ophthalmologist for four years. He completed his training in refractive surgery at Warhawk Refractive Surgery Center, and he performed LASIK and PRK procedures for a great number of military personal whose lives depend on great vision. Service, both in the military and the community, is very important to him, and he wants to help folks in El Paso see their best.
“I was honored to serve my country as a military ophthalmologist and now I feel it is my duty to continue serving the El Paso community who has embraced me and my family since the day we got here.” -Dr. De La Torre
All You Need. One Place.
Southwest Eye Institute can give you everything you might need in one place. Our practice will provide diagnoses, treatments, surgeries, and even second opinions.
Thousands of patients will tell you that we do everything in our power to help you achieve your visual goals. If living without glasses is your goal, then it’s our goal, too.
Since it usually is not covered by insurance, refractive surgery does incur some out-of-pocket expense for patients. We offer multiple forms of low-interest financing.
Refractive Surgery – LASIK or PRK?
LASIK has been around now for over 20 years, and over one million Americans have had the procedure. All-Laser LASIK takes the safety and precision of LASIK to new heights, and the vast majority of patients who have this procedure see 20/20 or better!
PRK is a procedure that can be thought of as LASIK without the need to make a corneal flap. This procedure may be preferred by some people in certain professions. The results are ultimately the same as you would get from LASIK.
“I wish I’d had LASIK sooner!”
“I’ve had glasses since I was 8 years old. I’ve had them so long that I have little marks on the bridge of my nose that you get after 20 years wearing them. I’d been thinking about LASIK years, but a mishap sealed the deal… I went on a river rafting trip, and my glasses took a plunge on the first rapids, and that was that, it basically ruined the whole trip! I started looking up LASIK as soon as I got home. I’m glad I found Southwest Eye Institute, because I’m seeing 20/15 [better than 20/20] with no side effects whatsoever. The only glasses I need now are sunglasses. When I think about all the years I had to deal with my specs, I wish I’d had LASIK sooner!”
–Carlos, LASIK Patient
Which procedure is right for you?
That depends! The long-term visual acuity for each procedure will be the same, and the technical difference in the surgeries is the corneal flap. LASIK requires the creation of a corneal flap, whereas PRK does not. PRK will have a longer recovery time for this reason. However, patients who have a history of dry eye, as well as patients who may receive some form of eye trauma (e.g. athletes, fighters, etc.) should have PRK so that there is no risk of corneal flap displacement. If you’ve been thinking about having LASIK or PRK, then we will help you make the right decision.
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