Are you struggling from poor vision? Are you tired of scratchy contact lenses or maybe even feeling bad about the way glasses make you look? LASIK eye surgery might be the answer to these frustrating vision problems. Our Cleveland LASIK specialists are very experienced and well-trained LASIK ophthalmologists that have helped thousands of Cleveland area patients achieve excellent vision. Many of our patients are glasses free after their LASIK experience at Clear Choice Laser. According to research, over 14 million Americans have had LASIK since the technique was approved by the FDA in the 1990s.
LASIK is a non-invasive eye surgery using the technology of the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. LASIK uses a beam of cool light to reshape the top layer of the cornea, so that images focus correctly on the retina. Prior to LASIK surgery, numerous tests will be performed on your eyes to determine the amount of correction needed. A computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person's individual eyes.
During LASIK, our femtosecond LASIK laser will be used to create a thin flap from the surface of the cornea. This laser takes the place of the microkeratome blade that is used in traditional LASIK. The flap is then lifted to expose the inner layer of cornea. Once the flap is lifted the excimer laser is then used to treat this inner layer. The excimer is used to re-shape the underlying corneal tissue to correct any irregularities.
After LASIK surgery is complete, the corneal flap is set back into place. This flap will naturally bond to the treated cornea, eliminating the need for sutures. Natural pressure from the eyelid and other factors will help to hold the flap in place as healing occurs, minimizing discomfort.
The center of the cornea is now flattened, allowing light rays to be focused more precisely on the retina and images will be seen more sharply. Most patients will notice dramatic improvement after their LASIK surgery. However, maximum improvement will occur over the next three to four weeks. Both antibiotic drops and steroid drops will be used for a period of one week following LASIK surgery to ensure the cornea is properly healing. Artificial tears will also be used abundantly to help keep the cornea smooth and moist during the healing period. Clear Choice Laser is proud to offer Ohio's premier LASIK laser vision correction services to the Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Youngstown and Brecksville areas.
Also called myopia, nearsightedness is an eye condition in which you can view objects up close clearly, but things farther away may appear blurry. LASIK does an excellent job correcting nearsightedness. Please consult your LASIK surgeon to determine your level of nearsightedness as LASIK cannot treat high levels of myopia.
Also called hyperopia, farsightedness is the inability to see near objects as clearly as distant objects, and the need for accommodation to see distant objects clearly.
Astigmatism is a relatively common eye condition involving an irregular curvature of the cornea. Physical irregularities in the cornea cause distortion of the viewed image on the retina.
What Happens At the LASIK consultation?
(Age: 18+ is approved by the FDA)
During your initial free LASIK screening, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and perform comprehensive testing to make sure that LASIK eye surgery is the right procedure for you. A medical and eye history will be taken and several tests will be performed, including:
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation. If Cleveland LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK financing page to review the affordability options or simply to apply for financing.
Is LASIK painful?
Most patients experience NO pain but some experience a mild discomfort just after the procedure. Within 24 hours and solid rest most LASIK patients feel no pain.
How long will the LASIK procedure take?
The LASIK laser vision correction procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes in the operating room. The actual laser time is approximately 1 minute.
How do I select a LASIK surgeon?
Select a LASIK surgeon who has a quality reputation and has a great deal of experience. Our LASIK surgeons have a great deal of experience and national reputations for being top LASIK surgeons.
Does LASIK last?
LASIK lasts and is a permanent vision correction procedure.
What are the risks of LASIK?
Some potential complications include conditions such as dryness, night glare, under or over-correction, and loss of best-corrected vision. The risks of surgery should be discussed fully with the doctor prior to the procedure. Additionally, proper post-operative care helps to identify and address any potential healing complications.
How much does LASIK cost?
The cost of LASIK varies.
What Do I need to know about all the LASIK technology?
Clear Choice Laser has all of the latest LASIK technology and is typically among the first practices to acquire and use the latest technology that is proven effective. Our doctors have been asked to work on various platforms well before they are widely accepted by ophthalmologists in the United States.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK?
LASIK can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The best way to determine who is a good candidate is with a thorough eye exam. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, in good general health, and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma.
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Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.