LASIK Eye Surgery in Toledo, Ohio

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK Eye SurgeryDoes poor vision get in the way of your lifestyle? Do you not like the way glasses make you look? LASIK eye surgery may be the solution to your vision problems in Toledo, Ohio. Over 20 million Americans have had LASIK eye surgery performed to improve their vision in the U.S. You too can join the millions who have achieved better vision with LASIK.

The ophthalmologists at Toledo LASIK have helped thousands of patients correct their vision. It’s a safe procedure with a quick recovery time, so you can return to doing the activities you love sooner. Not sure if you are a candidate for this vision correction surgery? Our highly-trained ophthalmologists in Toledo, Ohio can help you decide if LASIK eye surgery is right for your vision. 


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What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is a laser vision correction procedure performed on patients to improve their eyesight and reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. This non-invasive procedure has been performed safely on millions of people since it was approved by the FDA in the mid-1990s. Have questions about LASIK eye surgery in Toledo, Ohio? Schedule a free consultation to have your questions answered directly by the doctors that will improve your vision. 

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Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

Safe & Quick Procedure

There are countless studies and tremendous amounts of data that support the safety and effectiveness of  LASIK eye surgery. The procedure itself is quick and usually only takes 15 minutes to treat both eyes. Because anesthetic eye drops are used to numb the eye, there is virtually no pain during the laser vision correction process.

Better Vision Faster

Not only is the procedure itself fast, but you should notice results quickly. Most LASIK patients can return to work within a day or two following their procedure. Recovery from LASIK is seamless and comfortable for most patients as well.  See life more clearly and get back to your ideal lifestyle sooner. 

Burden-Free Vision

Glasses and contact lenses add an extra burden to your daily routine. From keeping glasses clean and scratch-free to dealing with contact solutions—it can be a lot. This hassle is especially true when you’re traveling and staying active. LASIK can help you reduce your dependence on prescription eyewear. 


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Am I A Candidate For LASIK?

Each set of eyes is unique. The best way to determine whether you are a suitable LASIK candidate is to schedule a consultation with the highly-trained staff at Toledo LASIK. If you have poor vision and are interested in laser vision correction, here are some general requirements to take into consideration before meeting with a doctor:

  • LASIK can help you if you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
  • LASIK can help you if you’re between the ages of 18-60. As long as you are free from cataracts, you may still qualify if you are over the age of 60.
  • LASIK can help you if your vision has been stable for about three years.
  • LASIK can help you if your eyes are healthy, and you don’t have eye problems such as recurring inflammation that causes itching. (If you have eye health issues, you may still be a candidate. Consult your eye doctor to help clear up the issue.)
  • LASIK can help you if you don’t have any autoimmune issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, and others.

Not a Candidate? We Can Help With LASIK Alternatives in Ohio

The ophthalmologists at Toledo LASIK will be able to recommend other procedures that can help you improve your eyesight if for some reason you are not eligible for LASIK eye surgery. There are many suitable laser vision correction alternatives out there for patients with various needs.


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What To Expect During Your LASIK Eye Surgery Evaluation in Toledo, Ohio

Your pre-operative LASIK surgery evaluation will involve a series of diagnostic tests that’ll determine the stability of your vision. After a thorough evaluation of your cornea, our doctors will be able to determine if you are a candidate. Below is a list of some items that are typically involved in the evaluation process:

  • The measurement of corneal thickness, including corneal topography
  • Complete review of overall eye health
  • The measurement of your prescription or refractive errors
  • Custom LASIK measurement for higher-order aberrations
  • Dry eye test
  • Complete dilation to view the back of the eye or the retina
  • Glasses or contact lens history review
  • Measurement of pupil size

Why Choose Toledo LASIK?

Our LASIK eye surgeon, William Wiley, MD, is a highly experienced and reputable ophthalmologist. He’s performed over 40,000 procedures himself.  It’s no wonder he’s been repeatedly recognized as a top doctor in his field by organizations and colleagues. To complement his expertise, Toledo LASIK has invested in some of the most up-to-date technology. If LASIK surgery is not the laser eye vision correction for you, we can help you find LASIK alternatives.

Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK

How do I know if I’m a candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Our highly-trained staff can ultimately determine whether you’re a candidate for LASIK surgery during your free consultation. A complete eye exam will confirm whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or have astigmatism. Additional measurements will be taken during your pre-operative evaluation regarding the thickness of the cornea and a corneal surface mapping. Schedule a consultation online now.

What should I look for in choosing my LASIK eye surgeon?

When searching for a LASIK surgeon, you should look for a qualified ophthalmologist that meets the following basic criteria: board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology, advanced training in cornea and refractive surgery; skills and experience with a prominent ophthalmology practice, having performed thousands of LASIK and refractive surgical procedures; and the ability to help patients understand potential outcomes and complications. It is important to remember that you are making a lifetime investment when choosing to have LASIK, so you should take your time and select the right surgeon for you.

What is involved in LASIK Eye Surgery? How long does it take?

The procedure usually takes 5-7 minutes per eye. To keep you comfortable during the procedure, we use topical anesthetic drops. During LASIK, an instrument called the Intralase Femtosecond Laser creates a corneal flap. After the laser treatment, the flap is laid back into position and kept in place by natural suction, with no sutures. Eye drops are used, and plastic shields are placed over the eyes to protect them until the following day. Results are almost immediate, with minimum discomfort during the first 24 hours.

How long is the recovery for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Recovery from LASIK is typically fast. The first couple of hours after surgery, your eyes may feel somewhat irritated, with a burning sensation and some tearing. Vision is typically blurry during this time. Most patients nap for a couple of hours to rest their eyes. After several hours, the irritation should go away, and the vision will begin to clear. The day after surgery, most irritating sensations are gone and vision is remarkably clear.

Can LASIK Surgery help my dry eyes?

Many patients who desire LASIK surgery have dry eyes. They have become intolerant of their contact lenses because the dryness makes them uncomfortable. LASIK occasionally worsens dry eyes, but typically, this is temporary and usually treated with frequent artificial tear lubrication. In special cases of severely dry eyes, special punctual plugs placed in the lower eyelid tear ducts can be inserted with a significant improvement in dryness. These are easily removed in the office once the dryness resolves, or they can be left in place permanently.

What if I am nervous about LASIK Eye Surgery?

A mild sedative is available prior to surgery to encourage relaxation during the procedure. It can also help to encourage sleep afterward. The surgeons and operating room technicians often talk throughout the procedure to put your mind at ease.

Are both eyes done at the same time during the LASIK procedure?

It’s ultimately your choice to do both eyes simultaneously or one at a time. Some patients may prefer to have each eye done on different days. In most cases, however, both eyes are done on the same day. This avoids the period of imbalance that occurs if one eye still needs correction while the other one doesn’t. This is a discussion that you should have with your counselor during your free consultation to decide what is best for you. Toledo LASIK does not charge more if you choose to pursue one eye at a time.

Will I need glasses after LASIK Surgery?

As with any procedure, there is no guarantee of perfect vision. However, almost everyone experiences an improved vision, and most see well enough to pass a driver’s test without corrective lenses. Will LASIK interfere with my lifestyle?

Unless your surgeon approves protective eyewear, active sports should be postponed for two weeks or until the eye is fully healed. Swimming, hot tubs, and saunas should be avoided as well. After a full recovery, normal activity can resume, and the ability to play sports without glasses makes them more enjoyable for many patients.

How long will the correction last after LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a permanent procedure. In some cases, however, an enhancement procedure may be required. Some patients’ eyes may change throughout their lifetime, which can happen with glasses or contact lenses as well.

Is it true that it takes six months after LASIK to have improved vision?

Fluctuation can occur, but visual improvement is almost immediate following the procedure. Most patients feel that significant fluctuations have stopped after about two weeks. At the same time, it may take additional time for swelling in your eyes to resolve and changes to cease. Many patients do have healing that, in a minor sense, may continue to improve over six to nine months.

Are there risks or complications with LASIK? How safe is it?

The procedure is very low risk. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential complications. Vision-threatening complications do exist, but they are extremely rare. These include infections (a statistical incidence of 1 in 5,000) and irregular healing processes that can lead to something called “irregular astigmatism” that glasses cannot correct, and contact lenses or further surgery may be required to improve. There are also potential complications that may lead to temporary blurriness, temporary dependence on glasses or contact lenses, or a need for additional surgery. In most cases, the patient can still do well and recover with good vision.

For this reason, LASIK patients should confirm the experience of their surgeon to determine if they have specialized training in cornea surgery. Because LASIK is performed on the cornea, knowledge of the healing properties of the cornea and management of any complications are critical to the patient’s well-being. Knowing how to handle a complication should one occur can make a significant difference in the patient’s outcome.

What is the success rate of LASIK Eye Surgery?

Success depends on several factors, the most important being the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Depending on the prescription, the surgeon can help determine the likelihood of reaching 20/40 or greater vision. Approximately 95% of eyes treated with LASIK reach 20/40 or better vision with one procedure, which is the requirement for driving legally without correction. If a patient does not achieve his or her goal with one procedure, additional correction often improves their vision to a satisfactory level.

Can LASIK correct my vision if I need reading glasses?

LASIK only corrects the vision for distance and does not eliminate the need for reading glasses. Beginning at around the age of 40, a condition called presbyopia usually appears in adults, requiring reading glasses or bifocal correction. If you develop presbyopia, there are surgical options that Toledo LASIK offers that can assist with this, such as the KAMRA corneal inlay. When a patient gets a KAMRA inlay, the surgeon uses a laser to create a pocket inside the cornea. Then the surgeon places the inlay inside the pocket. The inlay allows the patient to keep a good distance while gaining better reading.


Based on 116 reviews
Erin Riley
Erin Riley
September 3, 2023
From the very first consultation appointment, all the way to surgery day, I felt complete confidence in the team at Toledo Lasik. Ray is so friendly, kind, and explained everything on the financial side in detail so I knew exactly what to expect. Dr. Jee performed the SMILE procedure on my eyes, and was also very personable and competent. She really made me feel at ease, and I did not feel nervous at all during the procedure. Not even 24 hours post op, I was seeing 20/20, after 33 years of wearing glasses/lenses at a very high prescription (my eye doctor explained that my vision was previously 20/900!) A week post op, I am seeing 20/15…even my eye doctor is dumbfounded at the results I am experiencing, and kept repeating how “truly remarkable” my results are! I am healing well, and I could not be happier!
Brett Adkins
Brett Adkins
August 14, 2023
This was a very good experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and most importantly I broke up with my glasses. I havent experienced any pain or anything and about after 2 days of rest i was ready to function again.
Kirk Mortemore
Kirk Mortemore
July 18, 2023
I was in and out in less than 45 minutes. It is insane thats all it takes to fix eyesight. Less than 10 minutes in the operating room. Feels weird but mostly painless. About 3 minutes for each eye.
April 15, 2023
Did an amazing job. I got the SMILE lasiks procedure. Staff was nice. Dr. Wiley did an exceptional job. My only complaint is that I wish they would have given me a prescription for the one Valium pill BEFORE the day of my surgery so I could take it before I arrived because it definitely did not kick in until the ride home so I was super anxious during the procedure.
Haley Wolfe
Haley Wolfe
December 16, 2022
I am SO happy that I chose Toledo LASIK Center to conduct my surgery. First off, the staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable, they listen to concerns and questions about the surgery while reassuring you throughout the process. Secondly, the surgeon and tech that conducted my surgery were absolutely amazing. I was really nervous initially but they were there explaining the entire process to me and making sure I was okay/comfortable the entire time. From the initial consolation to my post-op check up, I have never once regretted my decision to come here. A special shout-out to Ray for being really kind and understanding, and for reassuring me the day of surgery. He is wonderful and Toledo LASIK Center is lucky to have him.
Slee Biscuit
Slee Biscuit
November 10, 2022
I was once told many years ago because of my significant astigmatism, Lasik was not in the cards. 20 years later I finally had enough of these glasses and having "underwater vision" when off. I consulted with them and was reassured advances in the technique. Going in, of course I was nervous, and the staff was very professional. The procedure took less than 15min. I'm now 3 months post op and have 20/15 vision. Best money I've ever spent. Thank you so much!

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