Laser Eye Surgery, or LASIK, is a refractive surgery procedure in which your eyeglass and contact lens prescription is corrected with advanced laser technology – thereby reducing your dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Freedom and increased quality of life are the top reasons our patients choose to have LASIK.
Our philosophy is to understand your personal visual and lifestyle needs in order to ensure you are thrilled with your LASIK results. In our office, you are not just another set of eyeballs. We extend this philosophy to our LASIK patients by partnering with the best surgeons and the latest generations of all-laser treatments – giving you more comfortable, predictable and safe results.
We offer LASIK to our patients through a system of co-management. The purpose is to give you the most convenient and best care possible by highly trained professionals, while still maintaining your relationship with your optometrist. With co-management, our doctor provides the initial consultation and all the pre and post procedure care, while the surgeon will perform the actual procedure. The laser center provides the facility, the laser, diagnostic equipment for refractive surgery, and a highly trained staff to assist our doctor and the surgeon.
The information gathered at the initial consultation and pre-procedure exams is provided to the surgeon who reviews the information, performs the surgery and maintains an ongoing dialog with our doctor. Our doctor and staff will remain your primary contact and eyecare provider throughout the pre and post procedure care period. The primary concern of our doctor, the surgeon, and the laser center staff is your health and visual outcome.
Am I A Candidate For Lasik?
The general recommendations are that a LASIK candidate:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Prior to surgery, your vision must be stable for at least one year.
- No eye infections or injury within the past year.
- Candidates may not be affected by an autoimmune disorder, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome or Lupus.
- No history of herpes infections in the eye, as LASIK may bring on a recurrence of the infection.
- No scarring may be present on the cornea, and the patient may not have evidence of suspected kerataconus as determined by topography.
- Candidates must understand the risks of LASIK surgery and have realistic expectations regarding the results that can be achieved.
- A Lasik candidate may not be nursing or pregnant on the date of surgery.
- Persons with dry eye syndrome are not good LASIK candidates, because dry eye symptoms are increased after Lasik, but usually resolve after one year.
- Persons with pupils that dilate beyond seven millimeters in the dark are not good candidates for Lasik.
- Corneal thickness should allow for treatment of the prescription.
Our lifetime commitment to our patients means that we are there for you before, during and after your procedure. We can answer questions, review your specific considerations and prescription and help you make a confident and optimal decision for a lifetime of best vision.