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On June 21, 2006, Mark Kennedy, of KAMC Channel 28 News had Intralase/VISX LASIK Surgery, performed by Dr. Tim Khater.  This television news event was broadcasted to the residents of the Lubbock area.

Mark had been wearing glasses and contacts since his early childhood.  He had nearsightedness and astigmatism.  Without his glasses, Mark was approximately 20/400.  Mark had the Intralase blade-free, VISX Customvue LASIK surgery.  Since his sucessful surgery, Mark is seeing better than 20/20 without glasses or contacts.

It was NOT a paid advertisement.  Click on the KAMC logo for the news clip.

On November 5, 1999, Dr. Tim Khater performed LASIK on Jack Vincent, news director of KCBD TV Channel 11.  This television news event was broadcasted live to the residents of the Lubbock area.

It was NOT a paid advertisment.

Mr. Jack Vincent had been wearing spectacles for his entire adult life.  Jack was nearsighted with astigmatism, a condition that is prevalent in much of the American population.  Jack needed spectacles to see clearly far away, and without them, his vision was in the 20/200 range.

Jack subsequently underwent the LASIK procedure at The Laser Eye Center of Lubbock, an open access laser center available to all eye care professionals in the Lubbock area.  The procedure was broadcast live by News Channel 11.

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Note:  Dr. Khater is performing the surgery, and Dr. David Lamberts, MD, is narrating while the surgery is being performed on Jack's left eye.

One day after surgery, Jack was seeing better than 20/20, without the use of glasses or contact lenses.  He had minimal pain during and after the procedure, and has done extremely well since his procedure.  Jack can now do essentially everything he wants do do without the need for corrective lenses.

Please note:  While Jack sees extremely well without glasses, LASIK does not treat a condition called presbyopia, which is the need for reading glasses past the age of 40-45.  When Jack reaches this age, he will require reading glasses.  His distance vision should continue to remain clear, as the surgical changes in his eyes are permanent and do not wear off.  Additionally, while Jack and Mark obtained excellent vision, 20/20 vision (or any other vision level) can never be guaranteed.  

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