See Clearly without Glasses or Contacts

Immediate Results

LASIK can provide an immediate improvement in your vision. While it may take a few weeks to completely adjust, most patients report clearer vision right away.

More Freedom and Flexibility

Corrective lenses often get in the way, limiting your enjoyment of certain activities. Getting rid of glasses or contacts allows you to enjoy greater freedom in your life

Long-Term Savings

While LASIK has a greater upfront cost, you may end up saving hundreds of dollars each year by not having to update your eyeglass or contact prescription.

What happens during LASIK eye surgery?

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We Partner with LasikPlus®

LasikPlus®

Our team at Wicker Park Eye Center has a close partnership with LasikPlus, allowing us to match our patients with highly skilled and experienced LASIK surgeons. Our doctors can handle all aspects of your pre- and post-operative care to ensure better results and a more comfortable treatment overall. In addition, we offer a $500 discount to our patients who undergo LASIK with our partner organization. 

Am I eligible for LASIK?

We Perform All Testing to Ensure that LASIK Is Right for You

LASIK eye surgery can correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. However, there are certain concerns that can impact your candidacy for LASIK, including:

An Unstable Prescription

Before undergoing LASIK, it is important to ensure that your corrective lens prescription has been stable for at least a year.

Thin Corneas

Since the LASIK procedure involves creating a flap in the cornea, thin corneas can make this treatment unsafe. We can recommend an alternative procedure, such as PRK or IOL refractive surgery, if necessary.

Systemic or Ocular Diseases

There is a range of health conditions that can increase your risk of LASIK complications. These include uncontrolled diabetes, cataracts, and keratoconus.

Severe Refractive Errors

For severe refractive errors, LASIK may not provide the desired results. We may recommend an alternative, such as intraocular lenses.

The best way to find out if this type of refractive eye surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment at our office. 

Let’s take a closer look at the LASIK procedure...

We Can Coordinate All Aspects of Your Procedure

Before recommending LASIK, our team can perform a comprehensive pre-operative evaluation to assess the thickness of your cornea, your pupil diameter, your level of tear production, and a range of other factors.

If we determine you are a good candidate for LASIK, we can coordinate your procedure with our partner surgeons at LasikPlus.

What to Expect during LASIK Surgery

Anesthesia

Your surgeon will use anesthetic eye drops to numb your eye. In some cases, you may also receive a mild sedative to help you relax.

Preparation

A device called a lid speculum will be placed to stop you from blinking during treatment. In addition, a special vacuum ring will prevent eye movement.

Creating the Flap

Your surgeon will create a thin flap in the cornea to expose the inner layer of the cornea, called the stroma.

Altering the Stroma

A specialized laser will reshape the stroma. Next, your surgeon will put the flap of corneal tissue back into place.

Finishing the Procedure

You will remain in the office for a brief period before being discharged. Patients often experience a mild burning or itching sensation for a few days.

What will my vision be like after treatment?

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What is the recovery process like?

We Monitor Your Recovery Every Step of the Way

After your LASIK procedure, you will return to our office so we can monitor your recovery. Follow-up appointments typically occur at:

  • One day
  • One week
  • One month
  • Three months

For some patients, we will schedule additional follow-ups after nine or 12 months. During each appointment, we will review your patient history and your uncorrected prescription.

After three months, we will perform a more extensive examination, including tests to assess the surface of your cornea, the level of pressure in your eye, and other aspects of your ocular health.

Does LASIK really work?

Better Vision, Better Quality of Life

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*According to the American Refractive Surgery Council

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Wicker Park Eye Center

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At Wicker Park Eye Center, our team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care in a family-friendly environment. With one board-certified ophthalmologist and two optometrists, we offer a range of advanced treatment options. To learn more about our doctors, click on their links below.

For more information, contact our office online or call (773) 376-2020 today.

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I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.

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I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.

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2222 W Division St
Suite 135 Chicago, IL 60622

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

Open one Saturday per month

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Chicago Office

2222 W Division St
Suite 135 Chicago, IL 60622

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

Open one Saturday per month

More Info Directions (773) 376-2020

Message

I have visited Wicker Eye Park Center a few times, with each visit I have received excellent service. Dr. Tepper is the best ophthalmologist that I have seen in many years. He, like his staff, is also courteous respectful and very professional. Juan B.