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At Illinois Eye Associates, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. Our doctors offer consultation, pre-operative measurements and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK and other corrective eye surgeries. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies and the best surgeons.
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Illinois Eye Associates, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Our doctors perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam with specialized measurements is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery, if there are any other factors that may affect your results, or if another corrective procedure would be provide better vision with less risk of complications. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are eyes are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once our doctors have determined which corrective procedure is right for you, an appointment will be made with a surgeon we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center may perform further diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us to schedule a consultation.
Although LASIK is the most common corrective procedure it may not the best corrective procedure for every patient. Patients with a high prescription may have a greater risk of complications or poorer visual outcomes with LASIK. Proven alternatives such as implantable contact lenses or a clear lens extraction may be a better choice for these patients. Call Illinois Eye Associates to discuss which custom vision correction procedure is best for you.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in one of our offices. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our doctors are experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if corrective surgery is a good choice for you. It is important to determine which procedure offers you the best chance of clear vision with minimal risk of complications. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from vision correction surgery. To learn more about these procedures and your vision, call Illinois Eye Associates today.