Are you sick of dealing with glasses, expensive contacts, and considering LASIK surgery? Maybe you are still hesitant because you are unsure whether it will be painful, successful, and worth it? Let the skilled team at Claris Eye Care & Surgery put your fears to rest with some helpful information about how it works and read LASIK reviews!
What is LASIK and how does it work?
LASIK is a form of Laser Vision Correction (or LVC). At Claris, we have three different types of laser vision correction options, such as LASEK, PRK, and the most well-known: LASIK. LASIK uses a laser to cut a flap in the top layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium. The epithelium is then moved aside until the end of the procedure where it will then be replaced. LASIK is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatisms for healthier, clearer eyesight.
While these three procedures are slightly different, each incorporates the same high-tech laser and are performed at the nationally renowned Phillips Eye Institute since it conveniently shares the same building with Claris Eye Care &Surgery. This means that you can rely on the best treatment before, during, and after thanks to the latest technology and the skilled hands of Dr. Carlson!
Are there any major risks or concerns with LASIK surgery?
With any surgery there is always a chance that there might be a complication. However, when it comes to LASIK surgery, your risk factor dramatically decreases. Since LASIK is essentially a high-tech laser procedure, it is precise, highly-effective, and relatively quick. Furthermore, Dr. Carlson is a mayo-trained ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience, thousands of high success rate patients, and a surgical complication rate of less than sixteen hundredths of a percent! Rest assured that you are in great hands.
Watch a video about how LASIK works.
Still unsure? Take a look at some of our LASIK reviews to get a better idea of what to expect!
“Eye surgery of any kind can be scary, BUT…”
“Eye surgery of any kind can be scary, but from the first consultation to the one month post check with 20/20 vision, Claris is the best! Each person in the office was a delight to talk to and encouraging. I recommend Dr. Carlson! Highly! I had a consultation last year with another surgery group and they were going to perform LASIK. Dr. Carlson showed me that I wasn’t the best candidate for LASIK and recommended LASEK. My vision is better and clearer than with glasses or contacts!”-Kerrie, Facebook review
“I felt safe and comfortable the whole time…”
“I had LASIK done recently by Dr. Carlson and my experience was excellent! First of all, I went to see him for consultation and he was very thorough and TOOK HIS TIME to make sure I understood his recommendations, expectations and answered all my questions and he was very honest with me. I think he really cares about his patients. Went in for surgery. His team was great. They gave me Valium to relax before starting. He was gentle and reassuring. I felt safe and comfortable the whole time. What helps also is when they say how seconds left each time the laser doing it’s thing. I DID NOT FEEL ANY PAIN! The procedure was done in minutes. I went home and slept. Then, he called several hours later to check how I’m doing. A surgeon doing his own post-op calls! That’s a bonus in my mind (I’m a nurse so I know a lot of surgeons delegate that task to nurses). My vision is perfect and my eyes are healing well! Thanks to Dr. Carlson.” –Reviewer from Angie’s List
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Don’t wait. You are so close to better, healthier vision! Set up a consultation with Dr. Carlson at Claris Eye Care & Surgery, today! If you or a loved one is experiencing any concerns for your vision, call with any of your questions: 612-775-8009, or email us.
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