Lasik Vision Institute

While the LASIK industry in general has the reputation of not monitoring outcomes and not caring about its mistakes, numerous news stories have focused notoriety on one LASIK provider above all, Lasik Vision Institute. If you are considering refractive surgery, read the articles below and then consider going somewhere else.

Action News Exposes Lasik Institute President's Lavish Lifestyle

From the Article: "TAMPA - Marco Musa's Florida-based optical empire has been the focus of state and federal investigations, but somehow, he has managed to stay in business and make millions in the process."

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Action News Investigates Lasik Vision Institute After Complaints

From the Article: "After a group of Bay area Lasik patients of the same surgery center experienced the same apparent complications, ABC Action News investigator Mike Mason found out the center behind the surgeries has a history of problems. "It's incredible amounts of pain, it still is hurting," lamented patient Kathy Jasmin. "Very, very burning as if I'd stuck my face in a bottle of chlorine," added Peter Milovic. Before May, Peter and Kathy had never met. They were brought together by a similar tale of pain and suffering: both had their Lasik surgeries done on the same day at LVI, the Lasik Vision Institute on Fowler Avenue in Tampa, and they both had major problems."

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Doctor Blows the Whistle on Lasik Eye surgery Chain

From the Article: "TAMPA - The Lasik Vision Institute, also known as LVI, offers rock-bottom rates on laser eye surgery. But when some patients came forward with serious medical problems, ABC Action News began investigating. What senior investigator Mike Mason found will open your eyes like no other investigation he's done."

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Federal Trade Commission Stops Allegedly Misleading Representations for Lasik Eye Surgery

From the Report: "The Commission charged that these companies [LVI and LCA] couldn't substantiate their claim that LASIK eye surgery would eliminate the need for glasses or contacts for life," said Howard Beales, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "Companies offering any medical procedure shouldn't need glasses to see this clearly: if you over-promise, the FTC will act."

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Sight For Sale

From the Report: "Can you see clearly without glasses or contact lenses? Many people can't. In fact, more than a million people turn to lasik surgery each year to correct their vision. One of the largest national chains of laser eye surgery centers has a booming business here in Las Vegas, but News 3 investigator Darcy Spears found that this discount center may be pulling the wool over your eyes as they put sight up for sale."

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