Our LASIK Center is a premium LASIK provider in Wisconsin
- Quality LASIK Surgeons with experience
- State of the art technology
- Multiple options for refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, SMILE)
We feel confident that we can offer a very fine and affordable LASIK procedure. Our mission is to provide patients with compassionate care with advanced vision where glasses are not needed after surgery. If you are interested in scheduling a no obligations free LASIK consultation please call our office or complete a form on our website.
LASIK starts with a pre-operative evaluation to determine your candidacy. This eye exam is one of the most thorough you will ever have and is important to make sure we can get a good result. Your overall eye health will be checked and also cornea thickness measurements will be obtained. Patient results and safety are our top priority. This is precisely why we have the most extensive array of diagnostic testing equipment available for LASIK.
Are you fed up with the hassles associated with glasses and contact lenses? Would your lifestyle, job and personal activities benefit from not being dependent on glasses?
If you have answered yes to these questions, you are not alone; millions on the US suffer from visual disorders that can be treated. That is right, clear vision with no/reduced dependence on glasses and contact lenses is an option!
What is LASIK?
LASIK, or Laser Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis, uses FDA-approved technology in a procedure that is a safe and effective option for reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and/or contact lenses among adults with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
In LASIK, the surgeon creates a flap on the surface area of your cornea using a Femtosecond Laser. He/she then lifts the flap and folds it out of the way of the second laser. The surgeon then applies a ultraviolet “cold” laser, called an excimer laser, to the inner corneal surface correcting the vision problems by reshaping the cornea with that laser beam. By reshaping this layer, it allows the eye to focus clearly. After the laser treatment finishes, the doctor re-positions the flap.
What are the advantages of LASIK?
LASIK is an improvement over other methods of vision correction, such as RK (refractive keratectomy) or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgeries. LASIK is performed under a protective layer of corneal tissue aka the ‘”flap”. As a result, there is less surface area to heal, less risk of scarring, less risk of corneal haze, less postoperative discomfort, less postoperative need for medications, and vision returns more rapidly, often within a day or so.
How is LASIK different from PRK?
LASIK and PRK both reshape the center layer of the cornea with a laser. How we get to the center layer is different between LASIK and PRK. LASIK uses a ‘flap’ to get to the treatment area, while PRK has no flap – it brushes away the out layer of the cornea called the epithelium. The final outcomes are the same with either technique, and the decision whether to do LASIK or PRK is up to the patient, unless corneal thickness is in question. LASIK has a faster recovery time, while PRK provides the benefit of no flap complications.
Interested in LASIK or PRK?
Contact Our Office, to ask questions or set up a complementary consultation to discover if you’re a candidate!