In 1997, Drs. Philip Campbell and Les Cunningham built the Knoxville area’s first on-site LASIK surgery center. Since then, the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center has improved the vision of thousands who suffered from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The surgeons of the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center combine state-of-the-art technology with the area’s most experienced eye care support team to offer comprehensive vision correction procedures.
No matter how ready you are to reduce or eliminate your need for corrective lenses, the decision to have LASIK is a big one. You want to know that you are getting the safest, most trusted treatment available. That is exactly why the skilled, experienced surgeons at the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center use advanced technologies such as Intralase™, allowing LASIK to be 100% blade-free and CustomVue™, which maps your eye’s unique visual characteristics, allowing for truly custom vision correction. These technologies allow for a more precise LASIK procedure that is quick, virtually painless, and has been shown in clinical studies to take more patients to 20/20 vision and beyond.†
At the same time, Intralase™, dramatically reduces the risk of complications, making it one of the safest forms of surgical vision correction available today. Since introducing LASIK to the area, the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center has performed more than 10,000 LASIK procedures.
†Outcomes may vary. Ninety-eight percent of nearsighted patients participating in the Advanced CustomVue™ FDA clinical trials could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.
iLasik – The next major advancement in laser eye surgery
Always at the forefront with the latest eye care technology, the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center is excited to bring iLASIK to the Knoxville area. iLASIK further personalizes the LASIK procedure—a major improvement because every eye is unique. The first step in the iLASIK procedure is to perform a WaveScan WaveFront™ analysis to create a 3-D map of the eye. Using this state-of-the-art technology to create a personalized map, Laser Center doctors know exactly how to reshape the cornea to correct the individual patient’s vision. This level of personalization has only been possible with the new iLASIK technology. Using IntraLase—which employs no blades, only lasers—the surgeon creates a thin LASIK flap that is folded back. The surgeon then uses a “cool” laser to gently reshape the cornea. This takes only a few minutes and the flap is then folded back into place and the operation is complete. iLASIK is now the accepted gold standard of LASIK technology. In fact, all branches of military use the technology for their personnel, including fighter pilots and NASA astronauts. The Campbell Cunningham Laser Center is located at the main office of the Ophthalmology practice of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun on Weisgarber Road in West Knoxville. Local radio personality Gunner decided on Custom LASIK at the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center.
“Every so often, you do something that LITERALLY changes your life. For me,” he explains, “it was going to the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center for LASIK® Vision Correction.”
Not only is Gunner’s newfound freedom helpful in the studio, it’s also made being a cowboy much easier: “Now, I can ride my horse without glasses or contacts. Man, it is life changing. I had Custom LASIK and it was completely pain-free. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
Life-Changing Vision Correction
LASIK® can be one of the most liberating experiences a person can have. Since glasses and contact lenses can get in the way of enjoying the best moments of life, newfound freedom can make every day more enjoyable. You really can live better, lens-free!