LASIK Eye Surgery
While glasses and contact lenses provide clearer vision, they add a daily hassle to life that can interfere with a range of activities.
LASIK can free you from glasses and contact lenses. Our Chicago, IL, team coordinates LASIK surgery to give you clear, dependable vision.
What can LASIK surgery do for me?
See Clearly without Glasses or Contacts
LASIK surgery can provide an immediate improvement in your vision. Most patients report clearer vision right away, but it is important to understand that it may take three to six months for your vision to be considered stable. We will provide follow-up examinations to determine when it is safe to drive and resume other tasks.
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. You can start every day without having to fumble for your glasses, and you can bid farewell to the hassle of placing, removing, and caring for contact lenses.
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. LASIK is an elective procedure that is not covered by insurance, but we can help arrange financing to help make the cost of this procedure a comfortable fit for your budget.
What happens during LASIK eye surgery?
We Partner with LasikPlus®
Our team at Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL 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 vision correction treatment overall. In addition, we offer a $500 discount to our patients who undergo LASIK with our partner organization.
Am I eligible for LASIK?
Evaluating Candidacy to Ensure that LASIK Is Right for You
An Unstable Prescription
Before undergoing LASIK, it is important to ensure that your corrective lens prescription has been stable for at least a year.
Severe Refractive Errors
For severe refractive errors, LASIK may not provide the desired results. We may recommend an alternative, such as intraocular lenses.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause changes in your vision. Women wishing to undergo LASIK should either undergo the procedure before becoming pregnant or two to six months after stopping breastfeeding.
The best way to find out if this type of refractive eye surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment at our Chicago office.
Schedule Your LASIK Consultation Today
Dr. Daniel Tepper
If you are tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses and wish to experience vastly improved vision, our doctors can explore your candidacy for vision correction through LASIK surgery (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis). Dr. Daniel J. Tepper is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience who can ensure that your treatment is successful and safe. Before and after your LASIK treatment, you can depend on our eye care team to provide the support you need and deserve.
To learn more about how this vision correction procedure can help you to start depending on your own eyes to see your world in improved clarity, contact our office online or call:
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Let’s take a closer look at the LASIK procedure and how the femtosecond laser can improve your vision...
We Can Coordinate All Aspects of Your Vision Correction Procedure
Before recommending LASIK surgery, 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 any indications of dry eye syndrome, your degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, and a range of other factors.
If we determine you are a good candidate for LASIK, we can coordinate your procedure with our partner LASIK surgeons at LasikPlus.
What to Expect during LASIK Surgery
What will my vision be like after surgery?
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
It could take as long as six months for your vision to be considered completely stabilized following surgery. For some vision correction 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 at our Chicago office, including tests to assess the surface of your cornea, the level of pressure in your eye, any remaining nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, and other aspects of your ocular health.
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Does LASIK really work?