Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)

Have you ever wanted to:

  • Wake up and see the clock?
  • Enjoy swimming and see at the same time?
  • Participate in a sport without the burden of glasses or contacts?
  • Work longer at the computer without eye strain?
  • Pursue a career that requires excellent vision?
  • Fall asleep without first taking out your contact lenses?
  • Dress up for a special occasion and not wear your glasses?

If so, then laser vision correction may be for you!

Laser vision correction can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. It improves vision by using a cool beam of light to gently reshape the front surface of the eye. This is an outpatient procedure, with the real treatment taking only a few minutes. Patients are usually back to work in one to two days. Although no one can promise patients perfect 20/20 vision, most laser vision patients no longer need to wear glasses or contacts to drive, play sports, watch TV, etc. The results we have seen with the majority of our patients who have chosen this procedure have been excellent.

Good candidates for laser corrections are at least 21 year of age with a stable vision correction for at least one year. Candidates must be in good general health, along with good eye health, having no eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. We personally like to educate and care for our patients from pre-op to post-operative visits. If you are interested in LASIK please contact our office where we can schedule a visit with our doctor to decide if you are a suitable candidate. Our office will do a thorough dilated eye examination along with a computerized corneal topography.

The corneal topographer is a state-of-the-art mapping device that takes a picture of the shape of the cornea’s surface. The picture is taken by reflecting the image of black and white rings off of the patient’s tear film. It is important for patients to not wear contact lenses and to continue to blink normally throughout the testing.

This in-office evaluation will allow us to decide whether this procedure is right for you, answer any questions and recommend the best surgeon.