LASIK LASER VISION CORRECTION
Has poor vision got in the way of your lifestyle? Do you not like the way glasses make you look? LASIK may be the solution to your vision problems. More than 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 & Cataract have helped thousands of patients correct their vision. It’s a safe procedure with a quick recovery time, so you can get back to doing the activities you love sooner. Not sure if you are a candidate for this vision correction surgery? Our highly-trained ophthalmologists can help you decide if LASIK eye surgery is right for your vision.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK 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? Schedule a free consultation to have your questions answered directly by the doctors that will improve your vision.
The Benefits of LASIK
Safe & Quick Procedure
There are countless studies and tremendous amounts of data that support the safety and effectiveness of LASIK. 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.
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.
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 & Cataract. 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. (Cataract patients should click here.)
- 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
If for some reason you are not eligible for LASIK, the ophthalmologists at Toledo LASIK & Cataract will be able to recommend other procedures that can help you improve your eyesight. There are many suitable laser vision correction alternatives out there for patients with various needs. Click here for alternatives.
What To Expect During Your LASIK Evaluation
Your pre-operative LASIK 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 with 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 & Cataract?
Our LASIK 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 & Cataract has invested in some of the most up-to-date technology. If LASIK is not the laser eye vision correction for you, we can help you find an alternative procedure. Click here to explore more options.