LASIK is a brief outpatient procedure that can significantly lessen dependence on corrective lenses. LASIK brings together the science of the Excimer laser and the skill of the surgeon to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
The Wheaton Eye Clinic is committed to the highest standards of patient care in laser vision correction and has a long history of excellence performing refractive procedures to help patients reduce, or eliminate, their need for corrective eyewear.
The highly skilled surgeons at Wheaton Eye Clinic have been performing laser vision correction since 1997. They have helped thousands of patients achieve freedom from glasses and contacts and are at the forefront of the latest technological advancements.
Today, Wheaton Eye Clinic utilizes the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser and the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser to produce an excellent visual outcome that is customized to a patient’s own personal vision requirements This unique, individualized laser treatment offers every patient an unparalleled level of safety, precision, and accuracy.
Some people encounter situations in which the condition or the shape of the eye makes them a poor candidate for LASIK correction. PRK, or Photorefractive keratectomy, may be recommended by your surgeon as an alternative to LASIK. PRK has been shown to have the same success rate as LASIK and differs from LASIK in that a flap is not created prior to treatment with the Excimer laser. There is no cutting of the cornea, therefore, all the potential problems with flap formation and healing are eliminated. The customized laser correction—Wave-Front Technology—can also be used with PRK.
Similar to PRK, a procedure called LASEK works without the need for cutting with the laser. Instead, a solution is applied to the eye's exterior, allowing the doctor to move the epithelium (outer layer), perform the laser correction, and then slide the epithelium back into place. The procedure is quick and allows for fast healing.
Which procedure is best for you will be a decision made by you and your surgeon at the time of consultation after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of each procedure.
Critical to excellent visual outcomes is the expertise and meticulous attention to detail controlled directly by your surgeon and the surgical team during your procedure. You will spend significant time with your surgeon during the consultation and have all questions answered before proceeding to a treatment plan that is right for you.
Wheaton Eye Clinic’s unparalleled commitment to excellence is evident in our continued growth. Today we provide world-class medical and surgical care to patients in six suburban locations—Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale, Plainfield, St. Charles, and Bartlett.(630) 668-8250 (800) 637-1054