SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Dr. Michael Furlong, Medical Director of Furlong Vision Correction (FVC), will be among the first doctors in the nation to offer CustomVue Monovision LASIK, which expands vision correction options for adults 40 years and older who are nearsighted and have lost ability to focus on near objects. FVC is a leading vision correction center based in San Jose, California.

"With the CustomVue procedure, men and women in their 40s and older may be able to eliminate their glasses or contacts for up to 90 percent of their daily activities," said Dr. Furlong. "This is particularly important to the aging population here in the Bay Area, that is enjoying an increasingly active lifestyle and regularly working with small electronics products."

CustomVue Monovision LASIK is the first FDA-approved technology that treats nearsighted (myopic) adults with or without astigmatism, who are also affected by presbyopia, a gradual loss of flexibility in the natural lens inside the eye that makes it difficult to read small print. Approximately 90 million people in the U.S. have presbyopia.

CustomVue is designed to correct all nearsightedness in the dominant eye and part of the nearsightedness in the non-dominant eye, which allows a patient to use the fully corrected eye for distance vision and the under-corrected eye for seeing close up. After a brief period of time, the brain adjusts to the difference in perception between the two eyes.

CustomVue Monovision LASIK is manufactured by AMO/VISX Inc., based in Santa Clara, Calif.

About Furlong Vision Correction

Furlong Vision Correction is a leading vision correction center based in San Jose, Calif., with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The Clinic provides the highest quality personalized care in LASIK, Custom LASIK, PRK, Custom PRK, CK, ICLs, IOLs and Cataracts. Dr. Michael Furlong established Furlong Vision Correction in 1998, specializing in refractive (LASIK) surgery. Since then he has performed more than 17,000 procedures and is one of the first doctors in the nation to perform CK (conductive keratoplasty), a non-laser vision treatment designed to treat presbyopia, or "aging eyes." Furlong Vision is the only Bay Area TLC Vision associate center, North America's premier eye care services company. For more information on Furlong Vision, visit