LASIK – The Most Popular Eye Surgery
LASIK is the most popular refractive surgery in the United States. We use the latest laser technology to give you a virtually, painless experience that enhances your overall vision. LASIK surgery is successful for millions of people and our team is with you the entire way. Take our free screening test to see if this is right for you and finally gain freedom from glasses.
Understanding if LASIK is Right For You
Our patients often ask if LASIK is worth getting or if it’s worth it. The truth is, every person is unique. We have several tools that give you a better understanding if you will benefit from this simple procedure. Our Free LASIK Screening Test is the best way to determine if you are the right fit for this procedure. We ask you a few questions to gain an understanding of your current situation and then one of our highly trained staff will reach out to you with a solution. We also have a video collection that reviews the different eye conditions to give you a better picture of what procedure is right for you. Feel free to contact us any time or visit us to receive a consultation that will give you the most information on how we can improve your vision.
Advanced Technology and Equipment
Contoura Vision's Topography Guided Laser
Contoura Vision’s revolutionary topography guided laser technology separates itself from the competition with the most eye detail and the best vision improvement. This laser provides such a great experience that majority of the patient’s vision improved equal to 20/20 vision or even greater. This advanced technology gives our surgeons a complete mapping of your eyes and then the surgeons can make the best possible decisions toward vision correction.
WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser
The latest in Lasik innovation, the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser stands on it’s own providing the world’s shortest treatment time. Approved by the FDA and leading the industry, this new technology tracks eye movements at twice the speed of it’s predecessors. Using the high-resolution video system we are able to perform the operation in great detail providing you the best possible experience in the shortest amount of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for LASIK ?
Every person is unique, so the best way to answer that is to come in for a consultation. In general you may be a candidate if you have mild to high myopia (nearsightedness), mild to moderate hyperopia (farsightedness), and/or astigmatism. You must be at least 18 years old, have a stable eye prescription, and your eyes must be free of disease.
Is LASIK Surgery safe?
The success rate for LASIK is very high, with over 99% of cases resulting in no serious complications. In a 2009 study, over 95% of LASIK patients surveyed reported satisfaction with their outcome. As with any surgery there are risks, and we will advise you during your consultation.
Does LASIK work?
According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, over 90% of patients have 20/20 vision after the procedure, and over 96% report being satisfied with their outcomes (Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Vol. 42, Issue 8, August 2016, Pages 1224-1234).
LASIK does not stop the natural aging of the eye, but it is highly effective at correcting vision.
How long does LASIK surgery take?
The procedure takes under 10 minutes per eye, and both eyes can be done the same day. While complete healing can take up to 6 weeks, you can expect marked improvement in your vision immediately and can resume normal activities after 24 hours.
We generally do followup exams one day, two weeks, and two months post procedure. After that regular annual exams are recommended.
Is LASIK surgery painful?
We use freezing drops of Valium to help the patient relax, and the laser procedure is painless. You may experience mild discomfort in the few hours after surgery, but LASIK surgery is about as pain-free as surgery can be.