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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon


Your vision quest may be over. For millions of people, LASIK corrective eye surgery has dramatically changed the way they see the world. Driving, swimming, snorkeling, reading the alarm clock from across the bed or simply looking at a sunset becomes clearer – without glasses or contact lenses.

Nearsightedness Treatment
Steep cornea is made flatter
Farsightedness Treatment
Flat cornea is made steeper
Astigmatism Treatment
Cornea is made more spherical
LASIK (Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis) has now become the most common laser vision correction procedure in North America. It is an extremely effective outpatient procedure. The "cool" light excimer laser allows for an unparalleled degree of precision and predictability. Each pulse of the laser can remove 39-millionths of an inch of tissue in 12-billionths of a second. This enables an experienced surgeon to achieve remarkable accuracy while maintaining excellent control throughout the procedure.

Suitable for the following eye problems:

Who is a good candidate?
Several factors are considered in determining candidacy for refractive surgery.

  • Amount of refractive error (or necessary correction)
  • Age of patient (at least 18 years of age)
  • Stability of refractive error
  • Health of eyes

You are an unlikely candidate if you are under 18 years of age, have had corneal surgery or scarring, or have sight in only one eye. If you are not completely satisfied with contact lenses or glasses, refractive surgery may be an option to consider in the future.

Screening Consultation
Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.

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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Each patient is different. Most patients experience a dramatic improvement 8 to 10 hours after the treatment.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.

Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, but LASIK patients still may benefit from reading glasses or distance glasses when they desire perfect near or distance vision.

Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.