Start Simple. What’s LASIK?

LASIK is vision-correcting surgery for those who are interested in seeing better without the constraint of glasses or contact lenses. Although glasses may still be required for certain tasks, or as your eyes change over time, LASIK is now considered a generally reliable and safe procedure when done by a highly experienced and trusted eye surgeon using the latest technology. LASIK uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear covering on the front of the eye that focuses light. (LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis.)

Could LASIK be right for you?

There are some general guidelines to determine if you might be a good candidate for LASIK, explained in this video. The next step is to consult with Dr. Olson during a comprehensive eye exam. He can be a fantastic resource not only to fully evaluate your individual visual and ocular condition, but also to give you valuable insight into trustworthy LASIK providers who have an excellent track record of success.

Advancements in refractive surgery

Back in 1987, the same year Dr. Olson graduated from optometry school, PRK was literally cutting-edge when it comes to refractive surgery. Since then we’ve seen the evolution of Custom All-Laser (Intrelase) LASIK. Learn the differences and you’ll see why we think current technology matters when it comes to your eye health care.

What happens during Custom LASIK surgery?

This video illustrates a Custom All-Laser LASIK procedure, also known as Intrelase. (Don’t worry it’s not gory.) You’ll be amazed at the precision involved in reshaping the cornea. The colored circle depicts an abberometry image, which initially shows the imperfections in the cornea and how they are corrected by the laser as it removes tissue.

What are your other options?

If you had your heart set on surgical correction of your vision, instead of wearing contact lenses or glasses, but you’re not a candidate for Custom All-Laser LASIK, there’s another option to discuss with Dr. Olson. Here’s an introduction to refractive lens exchange.