Lasik Made Simple

 

WHAT IS LASIK?

LASIK, Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis, is an FDA-Approved outpatient procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, to correct the refractive errors of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK typically takes about 10 minutes to perform and is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the world.

 

THE LASIK PROCEDURE MADE SIMPLE

 

  1. Anesthetic drops are applied to the eye so that it is completely numb. A mild sedative may also be taken. An instrument will be used to keep your eyes open during the procedure.
  2. Using the blade-free Intralase laser, Dr. Eippert will create a thin corneal flap to exact specifications for each individual eye. The flap is then gently lifted back.
  3. The excimer laser applies a cool beam of light which gently reshapes the cornea allowing for sharper focusing ability.
  4. The protective flap created in step 2 is gently placed back to its original position and begins healing immediately. 

 

WHAT IS PRK?

PRK is an alternative procedure to LASIK. With PRK, no flap is created; instead, the excimer laser (the same one that is used for LASIK) is applied to the front surface of the eye. PRK may be the preferred treatment for patients who, for various reasons, do not elect to have a corneal flap or it may be used when it is not advisable to create a flap in the cornea. This may occur in patients with thin corneas, corneal scarring, or severe dry eye. Your evaluation will determine which procedure is right for you.

Your Vision - Our Passion

Expertise and Experience Our LASIK surgeon, Dr. Greg Eippert, is a board certified ophthalmologist and has been performing laser eye surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Eippert is an extremely caring and skilled ophthalmologist specializing in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery having performed over 30,000 refractive procedures.…

Meet Your OPI LASIK Surgeon

Gregory Eippert, M.D. Dr. Greg Eippert is a board certified ophthalmologist and has been performing laser eye surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Eippert is an extremely caring and skilled ophthalmologist specializing in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery having performed over 30,000 refractive procedures. In addition, Dr.…

Lasik Made Simple

WHAT IS LASIK? LASIK, Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis, is an FDA-Approved outpatient procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, to correct the refractive errors of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia),…

Bladeless Lasik

BLADELESS LASIK The 100% blade-free technique is performed in two steps. Step one involves the iFS Intralase Laser to create a precise corneal flap. Step two of the LASIK Procedure utilizes the advanced Allegretto Wavelight™ Excimer Laser that smooths the area and applies computer controlled pulses of cool laser light to reshape the curvature of…

Am I A Candidate For Lasik?

Why consider LASIK?1. Perhaps you have worn glasses since you were a child.2. You can’t see the alarm clock when you awaken without your glasses.3. You absolutely need your glasses or contacts to drive, see a movie, or participatein sports or theater.Are you wondering, 'Is there a way to improve my vision without having to rely on glasses or…

The LASIK Consultation

Our LASIK Consultation is a FREE a comprehensive eye exam during which time a trained OPI eye doctor will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. This evaluation process includes the following assessments: Refractions – your eyeglass prescription before and after dilation Visual acuity testing Dilated eye examination Corneal topography…

Lasik: What to Expect

Procedure Day It is natural to feel nervous on the day of your procedure. From the moment you arrive at our surgical facility in Independence, LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland, our goal is to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible. Our focus is on your comfort, safety, and vision results and we are available to answer your questions at…

DETERMINING THE COST OF LASIK

One of the first questions often asked about LASIK is, “How much does it cost?” You will find a wide range of prices anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars per eye. This can be confusing so keep these points in mind as you research and consider LASIK surgery: Prices can vary based on your doctor, your prescription, and the…

Frequently Asked Questions + LASIK For Life Program

1. Has laser vision correction technology changed over the years? Laser vision correction has evolved over the past two decades, most recently with the use of Wavefront technology and laser created flaps (bladeless LASIK). These new technologies have increased safety to a new level in the laser vision correction industry. They have also…

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