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 ClearChoice Custom LASIK Center. According to research, over 14 million Americans have had LASIK since the technique was approved by the FDA in the 1990s.
“After several years of debating I decided to go for LASIK. From the start the ClearChoice staff were personable and professional. Everything from these testimonials, to the facility, to the staff instilled confidence in the LASIK procedure and their Eye Center. I am one week post surgery and can see 20/15+. I feel like a super hero with my super eyes!
My sister and her husband have had similar results from ClearChoice Brecksville. If you’re on the fence, do it… and use ClearChoice. Shout out to Dr. Augustine, Dr. Wiley, and the rest of the great staff!”
What is LASIK eye surgery?
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. ClearChoice Custom LASIK Center is proud to offer Ohio’s premier LASIK laser vision correction services to the Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Youngstown and Brecksville areas.
What Vision Conditions Does LASIK Correct?
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.
Are you a LASIK candidate?
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:
- Corneal topography & Corneal thickness
- Dry eye testing
- Visual acuity and refractive error
- Screening Visual Field
- Pupil size in low & medium light
- Ocular pressure
- General health of the eyes
What are the benefits of LASIK eye surgery?
- Clear, natural vision
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Convenience with travel
- Ability to get up and GO!
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
Scheduling LASIK evaluations and determining LASIK cost
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.
“…the procedure was completely pain free and there was no discomfort…”