Are you searching for LASIK in Cincinnati?
At Tri-State Centers For Sight, we want you to achieve the best vision possible and we want you to have an eye care experience that is second to none. Our goal is to provide people in the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky areas the safest, most effective LASIK experience possible. Please feel free to read through our content on this LASIK website page.
LASIK is appropriate for patients who are 18 and older and who have a stable eye prescription. This procedure can treat an array of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is fast and FREE to schedule a comprehensive evaluation. The Cincinnati ophthalmologists at Tri-State Centers For Sight and our staff will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK, and begin planning a treatment customized just for your eyes.
For the 162 million people in the U.S. who wear glasses or contacts, LASIK is truly a dream come true. Imagine seeing the alarm clock in the morning, enjoying skiing, swimming, and playing tennis without relying on glasses or contacts. You will not believe your eyes! Using the “cool” light of the Excimer laser, this exciting, life-changing procedure takes only minutes to perform and can reduce or eliminate a lifetime of dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
How LASIK works
LASIK is an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis, and is one of the most commonly performed types of laser eye surgery. This procedure is safe, effective, and has very few side effects. LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people see clearly without dependence on glasses or contact lenses. It has made active lifestyle people happy again. Imagine being able to workout without glasses or see the alarm clock in the middle of the night. For contact lens wearers, there is no more bother putting lenses in, no more scratchy lenses hitting your eyelids and no more solutions. LASIK is a quick and comfortable vision correction procedure with an excellent track record of success. Proper pre-operative evaluations are critical to the success of this procedure for you. To get a better understanding regarding whether or not you would be a LASIK candidate please see our LASIK candidacy page. To learn about what happens during this eye surgery process and the refractive errors that can be fixed with LASIK please read below.
Astigmatism is a common vision condition where the corneal surface is not evenly shaped, causing one to see ghosting or shadowing of images. With astigmatism, the cornea is not a perfect sphere, like a basketball, but is steeper in one direction and flatter in the other, like a football. Astigmatism can occur alone but is most often combined with nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Nearsighted individuals typically have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye, and its cornea may also be steeper. Therefore, when light passes through the cornea and lens, it is focused in front of the retina. This will make distant images appear blurred. There are several refractive surgery solutions available to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.
Farsighted individuals have shorter than normal eyes and have problems seeing up-close before the age of 40. The light of distant objects focuses behind the retina and these images are blurred. Eventually, their distance vision also starts to blur as they age. If you didn’t have up-close vision problems until you reached your 40’s, you may be experiencing presbyopia. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion.
What happens during LASIK eye surgery?
In the past, the corneal flap was created by a mechanical device, which used a blade (microkeratome). Today, we offer our patients ALL LASER LASIK using the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ Femtosecond Laser to create the corneal flap, thereby adding a higher level of safety and precision to the LASIK procedure. Using this Blade-Free LASIK procedure, the Femtosecond laser delivers over millions of tiny, micron-sized bubbles that gently separate the layers of corneal tissue. This creates a customized corneal flap of the desired thickness, size, orientation, and location. This unprecedented level of control also allows more patients to qualify for LASIK and virtually eliminates many of the complications associated with the past mechanical approach.
The corneal flap is lifted up, and the excimer laser is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. The computer-controlled femotosecond laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye. In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the femtosecond laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The flap is then repositioned over the treated area. This is the exact corneal flap that serves as a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process. Eye drops will be applied to assist with the healing process. You will be required to take eye drops on a regular basis in the post-operative period. Your Cincinnati LASIK surgeon will then watch the eye for a few minutes to ensure proper healing. Because of the extraordinary bonding properties of the corneal tissue, stitches are not needed to keep the flap in place postoperatively.
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A few common LASIK questions:
Q: What is LASIK?
A: LASIK is a procedure that improves vision by changing the shape of the cornea with a laser and is a very effective treatment for a wide range of vision problems. LASIK continues to grow in popularity and is the number one elective surgery in the country.
Q: Are there patient financing companies available that can help me afford the cost of LASIK? (LASIK cost Cincinnati)
A: We have selected the care credit patient financing company. We feel they treat our eye care patients with the utmost respect and genuinely try to help solve any issues that may arise.
Q: Is LASIK painful?
A: Most patients experience NO pain but some experience a mild discomfort just after the procedure. Within 24 hours and solid rest most LASIK patients feel no pain.
Q: Why do people have LASIK surgery?
A: Research has shown that there are four main reasons that people choose to have LASIK. They are:
LASIK eye surgery Benefits
Some of the benefits of Laser Vision Correction are:
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up a GO!
- Convenience with travel
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
- Scheduling LASIK evaluations and determining LASIK cost
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery in the greater Cincinnati area, we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation. If LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK financing page to review the affordability options or simply to apply for financing.