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.
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.
Steep cornea is made flatter
Flat cornea is made steeper
Cornea is made more spherical
Suitable for the following eye problems:
Who is a good candidate?
Several factors are considered in determining candidacy for refractive
- 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.
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
Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.