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LASIK eye surgery, the most popular form of laser vision correction, can be a life-altering procedure that can eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. After LASIK, many of our patients can swim, play golf, and other sports,  and perform their jobs without the need for glasses or contact lenses. They have a life free from the hassles of glasses and contacts.

Believe it or not, LASIK eye surgery is actually less expensive than the cost of glasses and contacts over a 10 year period! LASIK is safe, effective, and has very few side effects. The procedure is relatively quick and painless. LASIK is not for everyone and does require a screening process. The first step to getting better vision through laser vision correction is to schedule a FREE refractive surgery consultation to determine your candidacy for the procedure.

LASIK in Chicago

When patients are diagnosed with a visual impairment from “refractive error”, corrective lenses can usually restore clear vision. However, after years of wearing glasses or contact lenses, many patients find that they would prefer to lose that dependence.

Chicago Cornea Consultants™ provides laser vision correction to patients throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area, including Highland Park and Hoffman Estates, as well as at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

The long-term benefits of LASIK eye surgery have piqued the interest of millions seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Thanks to incredible technological advancements, the majority of those with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are LASIK candidates.

Our Chicago practice uses only the safest and most advanced LASIK technology, making this treatment suitable for most patients wishing to view the world around them with their own eyes. To find out if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK, schedule a consultation today.

When is LASIK Appropriate?

If a patient has a history of vision impairment that has been treated with corrective lenses, and they are looking for a more permanent solution, LASIK is likely an appropriate treatment option. LASIK has been traditionally used to treat mild to moderate cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The latest LASIK technology now makes it possible to treat high degrees of nearsightedness and farsightedness as well.

LASIK is not effective in treating presbyopia, the loss of ability to focus on close-up tasks such as reading, which affects most people in their 40s or 50s. LASIK is also not an appropriate treatment for vision loss resulting from eye disease or injury. In these cases, our doctors can assess the situation and may recommend alternative treatments.

What Makes You a LASIK Candidate?

At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, we always perform an in-depth examination to make absolutely certain that LASIK is an appropriate solution.

Generally speaking, LASIK candidates should:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have the appropriate refractive error and sufficient corneal thickness
  • Have an eye prescription that has remained stable for at least two years
  • Be free of any diseases that may increase the risks of LASIK or impede the healing process
  • Be aware of the potential risks and benefits of LASIK

In the past, many patients were concerned about having their corneas “cut” in order to have LASIK surgery.  However, we now perform LASIK surgery using the bladeless Intralase method, also known as iLASIK. The surest way to determine if LASIK is right for you is to request an appointment at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, Highland Park, and Hoffman Estates.

Are There Risks Associated with LASIK?

LASIK surgery is a safe procedure that is rarely associated with significant surgical complications. However, there are factors that may increase your risk of complications from surgery. Patients who may have increased risks include those with an autoimmune disease or immunodeficiency, those with oversized pupils, and those who suffer from severe dry eyes.

If any of these conditions are present, our doctors can discuss alternate laser vision correction treatments that may be more appropriate. One of the very best ways to ensure a successful treatment is to choose a qualified, reputable surgeon.

Schedule a LASIK Consultation at Our Chicago Office

LASIK surgery is a vision correction procedure that has helped many of our patients achieve clearer vision and independence from corrective lenses. If you are interested in learning if LASIK is right for you, contact us at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. to schedule a consultation. We are passionate about helping patients experience an improved quality of life through enhanced vision and can determine precisely the treatments you need in order to see clearly.

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