LASIK Surgeon Fort Myers, Florida
When you need the best LASIK surgeon in Fort Myers, consider Elmquist Eye Group. Our highly skilled team is committed to delivering the best possible care for you and your unique eyes.
Our Skills & Experience
Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez 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. Her areas of expertise include LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and other in-office procedures.
Kate Wagner, OD, managing partner, and Nina Burt, OD, our highly skilled optometrists, are very experienced in conducting thorough dilated eye exams to determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery and in the management of post-operative care. We aim to provide you with the personal attention, care and comfort you deserve.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is the abbreviation for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.” The procedure reshapes the corneal tissue to improve the focusing power of your eye. This changes the way light rays enter your eye and improves the ability of your eyes to focus.
The FDA-approved outpatient surgery takes less than 15 minutes in most cases and is virtually painless. LASIK is one of several options that can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
Using the all-laser LASIK technique, your surgeon is able to create a very precise corneal flap using cool energy from a Femtosecond laser beam. We believe this technology offers patients an unprecedented level of safety, comfort and precision. It also reduces the risks associated with a metal blade passing through the surface of the eye.
What are the Benefits of LASIK Surgery?
- Safe and effective. LASIK has been proven effective. Continuous improvements in laser technology and surgical techniques have made the procedure safer and more effective year after year.
- Vision improvement. Although each patient is different, the vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK vision correction achieve 20/20 vision or better.
- Little or no discomfort. LASIK surgery is virtually painless. Some patients experience burning, redness, or sensitivity to light following surgery, but the discomfort should not last more than a few hours. To combat possible eye dryness, your doctor may prescribe artificial teardrops.
- Fast recovery. All-laser LASIK surgery is very brief and takes only 15-20 minutes per eye. Most people are impressed by the improvements in their vision by the next day. You can expect to drive and return to work and your normal exercise routine within 24-48 hours after the procedure.
If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, consider LASIK surgery. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment and discuss your questions with our highly skilled team.