LASIK Everett – Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in Everett and the surrounding area
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, and Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, are premier ophthalmologists at the Harman Eye Clinic offering individuals in Everett LASIK surgery. Each laser eye surgeon is certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. At the leading-edge Harman Eye Clinic, located just north of Seattle, Drs. Ballon, Wietharn and Bajenova set the gold standard in blade-free CustomVue LASIK surgery. What truly sets these surgeons apart from others in their field is their ability to provide authentic, personalized patient care as well as exceptional vision correction results. They recognize that excellence in laser eye surgery is not achieved by accident but by adhering to the highest standards of surgical performance and attentive patient care. The Harman Eye Clinic remains true to its commitment to excellence as it searches for new ways to provide patients with outstanding vision correction services and surgical outcomes.
The laser eye surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic offer a range of vision correction treatment options, including iLASIK, PRK, cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), refractive lens exchange (RLE) and more. They also offer treatment for macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, diabetic eye disorders, glaucoma and countless other eye conditions.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ballon, Dr. Wietharn or Dr. Bajenova and learn more about your vision correction treatment options, please contact the Harman Eye Clinic by calling (360) 972-3578 today.
More About LASIK Vision Correction With the Harman Eye Clinic
The Everett LASIK surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic use the most advanced technology available for customized vision correction treatment. The state-of-the-art clinic is equipped with IntraLase femtosecond and VISX CustomVue wavefront-guided excimer laser technology to deliver personally tailored, exceptionally precise vision correction results.
Before starting the LASIK procedure, Drs. Ballon, Wietharn and Bajenova use wavefront imaging technology to capture the eye’s unique refractive errors, including extremely subtle vision errors called “higher order aberrations.” They use this diagnostic data to calibrate the excimer laser used to reshape the curvature of the cornea during surgery.
The laser eye surgeon starts the LASIK procedure by using either a microkeratome (surgical blade) or, during iLASIK procedures, the IntraLase femtosecond laser to create a small flap in the surface of the cornea. After gently lifting back the corneal flap, he or she employs the excimer laser to remove microscopic flecks of tissue from the cornea. In doing so, the surgeon corrects the refractive error causing farsightedness, nearsightedness and / or astigmatism. Once the ophthalmologist is satisfied with the new curvature of the cornea, he or she replaces the corneal flap in its original position, where it re-bonds to the eye naturally.
Patients of the Harman Eye Clinic are happy to discover that the procedure is painless. They generally notice vision improvement within 24 to 48 hours of surgery. In most cases, Harman Eye Clinic LASIK patients no longer need to depend on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see well. More than 99 percent of individuals achieve 20/20 vision.
More About the Laser Eye Surgeons at the Harman Eye Clinic
Bruce J. Ballon, MD, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies. He writes and speaks Mandarin fluently. Dr. Ballon attended the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He fulfilled an internship in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Ballon performed his residency in ophthalmology at the distinguished Duke University Eye Center.
Bruce E. Wietharn, MD, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wietharn fulfilled a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He also underwent advanced fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. As a U.S. Navy lieutenant in the military branch’s medical corps, Dr. Wietharn served as senior medical officer, head of the medical department and a radiation health officer, as well as a primary care physician in the Everett Naval Branch Medical Clinic. During his service in the U.S. Navy, he was an honored recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
Natalia V. Bajenova, MD, is originally from Russia, where she attended Khabarovsk Medical University. After moving to the United States she attended the University of Washington. While there, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a minor in music, graduating cum laude. Dr. Bajenova graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center.