Laser vision correction
Tens of millions of Americans have vision problems that require correction with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Problems such as nearsightedness (only seeing close objects), farsightedness (only seeing far objects) and astigmatism (blurred vision) are also corrected with the latest LASIK eye surgery vision correction procedures, or refractive surgery. We can usually eliminate the need for prescription glasses and contacts. Our LASIK surgeons can often treat:
Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea, which causes light rays to be focused at different points. The result is blurry vision both near and distant. With astigmatism, you may have distorted vision, double vision, halos or glare. Our LASIK eye surgeons may use one kind of LASIK eye surgery or another depending on your prescription needs.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition in which light rays focus at a point in front of the retina. Vision is best close up. However, distance and mid-range vision is blurred. Based upon your age and prescription, our LASIK surgeons may recommend LASIK vision correction, ICLs or clear lens exchange with multifocal lenses.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition in which light rays focus at a point behind the retina. Although vision is best at a distance, it is usually not good at any single focal point. Both distance and close vision are often blurred. Our LASIK surgeons may consider LASIK vision correction, CK and clear lens exchange with multifocal lenses based on your age and prescription.
Presbyopia is part of the natural aging process. It eventually affects most people over 40. The natural crystalline lens of the eye begins to lose its natural flexibility. The eye loses it ability to switch between distant and near objects.
Correction alternatives include monovision LASIK laser eye surgery, PresbyLASIK, CK or clear lens exchange with multifocal lenses. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained refractive surgery specialists will guide you in determining the best vision correction based upon your age and prescription. In a matter of minutes, we can help you see better than you have in years.
During the consultation, you can learn more about the cost for LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures. The costs vary depending on the procedure that is best suited to correct your vision.
This consultation exam is the “First Step” and is a complete eye exam with appropriate testing to evaluate your candidacy for LASIK or other refractive procedures. We’ll measure your eyes and then sit down and in a relaxed, private consultation, we’ll go over your options, answer your questions, address your concerns. Then take your time, and decide in an informed fashion what is best for you.
When shopping for price, make sure you are getting the whole cost and not just a “bait and switch.” Does the quoted price include everything, the exams before, the care after, all the tests, and all fees? Our prices include all of the workup, procedure and after care costs, including most drops. We are not the cheapest but rather strive to be the best. Not all lasers are the same, nor are all doctors and their experience. It is important to remember “you get what you pay for” so potential LASIK candidates that are “price shopping” should remember they are shopping for one of the most important things in their lives - their vision.
To learn more about the latest in LASIK vision correction from a LASIK surgeon, call Brazosport Eye Institute at 979.297.2961. You can also schedule your consultation by filling out our online Request an Appointment form. Our LASIK patients visit us from Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Pearland (Brazoria County, TX) and Bay City (Matagorda County, TX).