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Lasik Surgery

At Ophthalmology Associates, we recognize the investment you are making in improving your lifestyle and preserving your best vision. Good results with LASIK surgery are very dependent on having meticulous attention to detail. We will always take the time to do a thorough and precise evaluation and exam, and are dedicated to providing you the highest quality of care.


Our Surgeon: Dr. Hart Moss

Dr. Moss completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Wisconsin. After a one year internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of North Carolina. He then undertook an optional one year fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, training under Dr. Douglas Koch, one of the world’s leaders in refractive surgery. The fellowship focused on difficult and complex LASIK and refractive surgery cases.

 

Process:

1. Screening appointment: At this appointment, you will complete a screening form, meet with our LASIK coordinator, and have measurements of the eye, including topography and corneal thickness measurements.

2. LASIK evaluation: If your preliminary testing indicates that you are a possible candidate, you will be asked to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Moss. At this point, Dr. Moss will perform a thorough eye exam and evaluation for refractive surgery, and answer all questions you may have.

3. LASIK surgery: Performed at the Brookfield Laser Center. After a relaxing tablet is taken, your eyelids will be cleaned and numbing drops will be applied. Once inside the laser suite, the WaveLight laser will be used to make your corneal flap, and the excimer laser will be used to perform the individualized Laser Vision Correction treatment. The entire procedure usually takes about 15 minutes; after that, we recommend taking a few hours to relax at home.

4. Post-­operative checks are done one day, one week, and one month after surgery.

***before your screening appointment and LASIK evaluation, please stay out of your contacts for 2 weeks before this appointment for soft contact lenses, and 1 month for gas-permeable contacts.


Brookfield TLC Laser Center:

LASIK surgery is performed at the Brookfield Laser Center, with a dedicated staff and the most up-to- date, bladeless, WaveLight TM suite. This includes the FS200 femtosecond laser and Alcon WaveLightTM excimer laser.


FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about laser vision correction.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule a free consultation to see if you are a candidate, we would love to hear from you.  Fill out our online appointment request or give us a call.

Click on a question below to see the answer.


Q: What is laser vision correction?

Q: Am I a candidate for laser vision correction?

Q: Does LASIK hurt?

Q: What is the difference between LASIK and PRK?

Q: Is LASIK or PRK better for me?

Q: Are there any other types of refractive surgery available?

Q: What if I have presbyopia (need for bifocals or readers)?

Q: What are the risks of laser vision correction?

Q: What are enhancements?