LASIK Surgeon Cape Coral, Florida
When you need a highly qualified LASIK surgeon in Cape Coral, Florida, look no further than Elmquist Eye Group. We provide safe, accurate and customized vision correction.
The Elmquist Team
Dr. Trevor Elmquist is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. For the past six years, Dr. Elmquist has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology.
Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, is a board certified eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include refractive cataract surgery, upper eyelid surgery, LASIK and in-office procedures. She is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Is LASIK Surgery Effective?
Continuous improvements in laser technology and surgical techniques have made LASIK surgery safer and more effective year after year, and millions of people around the world enjoy the dramatic improvement in vision the procedure can offer. These include soldiers, astronauts, pilots, firemen, and others whose jobs depend on good vision.
If you are at least 18 years old, have stable vision, have had no previous eye surgery, and do not have an eye disease (such as glaucoma or cataracts), you may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. If your corneas are too thin for the procedure, you may be a better candidate for a variation of LASIK, called PRK.
Different Methods of LASIK Surgery
All LASIK procedures are not the same. What do “blade” and “bladeless,” or “all-laser,” LASIK mean? Does one have advantages over the other?
Both forms of the surgery use an excimer laser to reshape the corneal tissue; the difference is in what the surgeon uses to cut the corneal flap.
In conventional LASIK, the surgeon uses a handheld surgical blade, called a microkeratome, to cut a thin, hinged flap into the surface of the cornea. The flap is then folded over and the surgeon applies energy pulses from a computer-guided excimer laser to reshape the cornea and improve vision imperfections.
In “all-laser” LASIK, the femtosecond laser beams are used to cut the corneal flap instead of the handheld blade. This technology was approved by the FDA for use in LASIK surgery in 2001.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we consider the all-laser method to be the most technologically advanced and safest way of performing LASIK. In fact, all-laser LASIK is the only type of LASIK approved for U.S. Military sailors and pilots and NASA astronauts.
Get started on the road to better vision by scheduling an appointment with the best LASIK surgeons in Cape Coral, Florida at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to explore everything you want to know about the procedure.