LASIK, or Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is a refractive procedure used to shape the cornea, or clear, front part of the eye, so that the light rays entering the eye focus accurately on the retina. LASIK has been used as a successful treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism since 2002, with over one million surgeries performed worldwide. Our award-winning surgeons, Dr. Lohman and Dr. Jones, have performed over 10,000 procedures.
Am I a candidate for LASIK?
To be a candidate for LASIK:
You should be 21 years of age or older.
Your eyesight must be within a correctable range.
Your vision should be stable over the last 12 months.
You must not be pregnant or nursing.
Your eyes must be healthy.
Please contact us to schedule a no-charge, two hour LASIK evaluation, during which our doctors and staff will thoroughly evaluate your eyes to determine your LASIK candidacy. Additionally, you can take the LASIK self-test here.
Can I have both eyes done at the same time?
Yes. Unless you specifically request otherwise, both of your eyes will be corrected at the same time.
Where is the LASIK surgery done?
We perform all LASIK procedures at our own outpatient surgical facility, St. Clare Surgery Center. On the day of surgery, you will report to the Surgery Center along with a driver. You will be given some medication to help you relax and numbing drops will be placed in your eyes. The LASIK procedure takes only minutes to complete and many patients report they notice their vision is better immediately after surgery.
What are my restrictions after surgery?
We ask that after surgery, you go home and rest. Most surgeries are done on Fridays so patients can return to work or school on Monday. You can resume your normal activities within a day or two after surgery, although we ask that you do not swim or lift heavy weights for a week after LASIK. Eye makeup can be worn a few days after surgery and all contact sports should be avoided for one month.
Will I need reading glasses after LASIK?
If you are over 40, the answer is probably yes. However, many patients choose to reduce or eliminate their dependence on reading glasses by having their non-dominant eye slightly undercorrected during LASIK. This is known as monovision. Slightly under correcting the non-dominant eye enables many monovision patients to do most activities at both distance and near vision without glasses or contacts.
If you are interested in monovision, please speak with our doctors and staff during your LASIK evaluation. They can help trial monovision for you before your surgery with contact lenses, so that you can determine if this is an option you wish to pursue.
How successful is LASIK?
Our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Lohman and Dr. Jones, have been included in Best Doctors in America since 1996. More than 99% of their LASIK patients have achieved 20/20 vision or better after surgery.
Is LASIK affordable?
When you consider what you spend over a lifetime purchasing glasses, contact lenses and cleaning solutions, LASIK is true bargain. Should you need some help paying for your procedure, we offer affordable, flexible financing for every budget.
What are some LASIK complications?
The most common LASIK complication is over or under correction. Over or under correction occurs in fewer than 10% of all LASIK patients and generally requires an additional surgery to achieve the desired vision.
Other, more serious complications may include a dislocated flap or infection. These complications occur rarely and require immediate attention from our doctors.
Is LASIK really a life changing procedure?
Yes! Just ask our doctors and staff, many of whom have undergone this remarkable procedure themselves or have had their friends and family undergo LASIK at Eye Surgeons.
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