Kent L. Wellish, MD
Why Choose the Wellish Vision Institute for your LASIK procedure?
- Dr. Wellish was the first surgeon in Nevada to perform laser vision correction (July 1994)
- Las Vegas Eye Doctors #1 Choice for LASIK – In a recent poll amongst area eye doctors concerning to whom they refer their patients, family and friends, Dr. Kent Wellish was the #1 choice for LASIK in Las Vegas, more than any other LASIK eye surgeon in the greater Las Vegas area.
- Dr. Wellish is one of the few, fellowship trained cornea specialists in Nevada that performs LASIK.
- Wellish Vision Institute is the only permanent on-site, all-laser LASIK center in Las Vegas owned and operated by a “Top Doc;” an honor bestowed upon Dr. Wellish by peer physicians on multiple occasions.
- We’re not just a LASIK clinic: The Wellish Vision Institute offers multiple FDA approved technologies that maybe better suited for patients based on their age, activities/lifestyle, unique eye anatomy, previous eye surgeries, etc. These technologies include Photo Refractive Keratotomy (PRK), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), corneal inlays such as KAMRA and the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
- We go above and beyond to ensure you are an excellent candidate for any eye procedure. That’s why we extensive test for dry eye and treat your dry eye first, before moving forward with surgical vision correction procedures such as LASIK
- We work with hundreds of local eye doctors to make your experience less of a hassle for pre-op and post-op visits.
Why See A Cornea Specialist For LASIK?
Many surgeons that perform LASIK are general ophthalmologists. Meaning after medical school, they underwent residency training in ophthalmology, but not subspeciality training in specific fields such as retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, etc.
Some have done fellowship training in other areas such as retina, glaucoma, or other subspecialties. However, the portion of the eye where LASIK is performed is the cornea. This is the clear window on the front of the eye where you place a contact lens.
Dr. Wellish of the Wellish Vision Institute has subspeciality training in Cornea and External Disease, which means he underwent an additional year of training just for the portion of the eye, the cornea, in which LASIK is performed. The cornea is responsible for the majority of the light focusing power of the eye. It is a complex and delicate part of the eye that is made up of five layers each having its own individual function. Many issues such as dry eye disease, keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy and other corneal abnormalities can interfere with an optimal laser vision correction outcome. Dr. Wellish uses his training to diagnose and treat these issues before a patient is deemed “a good candidate” for LASIK or other vision correction procedures. Dr. Wellish and his team treat other corneal issues before prematurely moving forward with surgical vision correction such as LASIK.
Making Sure You Are a LASIK Candidate
If you have blurry vision, especially while driving at night, you might have something called Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS) which can also indicated early cataracts. Many of our Las Vegas patients that come in for a LASIK consultation, want laser vision correction, but really need something a different procedure, such as refractive lens replacement surgery (RLE). The Wellish Vision Institute is proud to be one of the few LASIK practices in Nevada to offer iTrace Technology, which can help detect if your visual errors are caused by your cornea (the part of the eye we perform LASIK on) or the eyes internal crystalline lens, which would have been missed in the past, resulting in a subpar LASIK result.
DLS often occurs in patients over 40, but can happen at any age. If it is determined that your visual errors are caused by your eyes natural lens, then refractive lens exchange might be a better option. Best of all, patients that elect to have a Premium IOL Lens Implant, often see clearly in the distance, intermediate and even reading, with little to no dependency on glasses. If you undergo refractive lens replacement surgery, you NEVER need to undergo cataract surgery, since your Wellish Vision Institute surgeon will be removing and replacing the same lens that develops cataracts.
Stop Waiting and Start Seeing with Financing
At Wellish Vision Institute, we want to make LASIK and other vision correction procedures affordable as possible for our patients. We offer several financing options that can fit nearly any budget. We offer an array of financing options such as $0 down, and 0% interest for up to 24 months!* We also offer extended payment options for up to 48 months with payments as low as $62 a month!*
Don’t Rent Your Vision with Glasses and Contacts, get LASIK Today!
Did you know LASIK can pay for itself in as little as a few years, when comparing to the purchase of glasses and contacts over time?