Best Eye Surgeon Near Pine Island, Florida
Have you thought about having LASIK vision correction surgery? If so, you are not alone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that over 700,000 LASIK surgeries are performed in the US each year. That adds up to over 12 million Americans and over 30 million people worldwide who have chosen LASIK. If you are considering LASIK surgery, the best eye surgeons near Pine Island, Florida are at Elmquist Eye Group. We have two locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, and each location is just a short 30-minute drive from Pine Island.
Tell me more about LASIK
LASIK surgery has a remarkable track record of restoring vision. The procedure is very popular, safe and effective. Elmquist surgeons prefer bladeless LASIK, which uses two lasers to correct vision. This is the most technologically advanced of all the various LASIK procedures performed today.
People from many professions are glad they chose LASIK. Athletes, soldiers, police officers and more are very satisfied and happy to reduce their dependencies on eyeglasses or contact lenses. One of the biggest indicators about LASIK is that LASIK surgeons themselves have the procedure. In a recent journal article from the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 250 LASIK surgeons endorsed LASIK surgery. The majority of doctors polled not only had LASIK themselves, they would highly recommend it to family and friends.
Think about it this way. Doctors have many satisfied patients who have told them life-changing stories about having LASIK vision correcting surgery. After hearing all of these stories, many doctors ask themselves, “What am I waiting for?”, and sign up to be a LASIK patient themselves.
Most patients over age 18 are candidates. We want the vision to be a stable unchanging prescription for about two years. If you have good eye health, you are likely a candidate. We will go over all the surgical options as well as pre-surgery and post-surgery procedures.
In the last decade, LASIK technology has rapidly evolved. People who previously were not good candidates can now be helped by LASIK. For example, the technological advances now allow surgeons to perform LASIK on people with thinner corneas, something that was not possible even five years ago. Today, LASIK is used to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness and even astigmatism. We can certainly correct much higher levels of refractive error, but LASIK surgery cannot correct certain vision issues, and you may not be a good candidate if you have severe cataracts or uncontrolled glaucoma.
Put the Elmquist team’s experience and clinical knowledge to work for you. Not only do we perform LASIK, we also perform a wide variety of other eye surgeries. LASIK is safe and effective and typically only takes 10 minutes per eye. We can correct both eyes in one procedure. Come see us. We will talk about whether LASIK is right for you. We want to understand your expectations and answer your questions and concerns about the procedure. If you are considering LASIK and need a surgeon near Pine Island, Florida, the best eye surgeons are at Elmquist Eye Group in nearby Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Give us a call or visit our website to schedule your appointment today.