LASIK Eye Surgery Cape Coral

All-laser LASIK eye surgery has delivered excellent outcomes for thousands of Cape Coral residents and millions of people around the world. It is one of the safest procedures for improving vision imperfections when performed by well-trained, experienced surgeons, such as the doctors at Elmquist Eye Group.

The Elmquist Team

LASIK Eye Surgery Cape CoralDr. Elmquist is an experienced eye surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which recognizes him among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation.

Dr. Eccles-Brown is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Eccles-Brown is an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.

Kate Wagner, OD, Dr. Elmquist’s partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are experienced board certified optometrists who provide pre-op and post-op exams, testing, and follow-up care to our LASIK patients.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis. It is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery today and can help you reduce your dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. It was approved by the FDA in 1995, and advancements in technology since then have made it safer and more effective.

In conventional LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a handheld surgical blade, called a microkeratome, to cut a thin flap into the corneal surface. The flap is then folded over, and energy pulses from a computer-guided excimer laser are applied to reshape the corneal tissue.

What is All-Laser LASIK?

At Elmquist Eye Group, we prefer all-laser LASIK, also called “bladeless” LASIK. This state-of-the-art technique enables the surgeon to cut the corneal flap with the cool beams of a femtosecond laser rather than with a metal blade.

All-laser LASIK is the most technologically advanced and safest way of performing LASIK surgery. It’s also the only method that is approved for NASA astronauts and U.S. military pilots.

Are you a good candidate for LASIK?

Not every individual is a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Every eye is unique, and corneas are just as distinctive as fingerprints or DNA. When you find a surgeon you like and decide to proceed, you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes to test for corneal thickness, pupil size, refractive error, astigmatism, etc., and the surgeon will make a final determination about your candidacy for LASIK surgery.

To learn more about LASIK eye surgery in Cape Coral and find out if you would be a good candidate, call Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment and discuss your questions with our highly skilled team.