ADVANCED LASER VISION CORRECTION
LASIK eye surgery at Wyoming Eye Surgeons combines advanced technology with personalized treatment. Hyper-individualization, based on the specific aberrations and vision deficiencies of your unique visual system, is what allows Dr. Walker to deliver outstanding results with LASIK, sculpting your prescription onto your cornea with pinpoint accuracy.
Because our eyes are as unique as fingerprints, our laser system measures and corrects errors that are often not detected, but have an impact on your vision outcome. Based on the digital information from your personalized eye map, our ultra-precise WaveLight® Excimer Laser is used to gently reshape the cornea to the desired curvature. After your procedure, most patients achieve clear, glasses-free vision within 24 hours!
DOES LASIK HURT?
We use special eye drops that numb your eyes before the procedure. You may feel a slight amount of pressure on your eye as we prepare the cornea, but no pain. Afterwards, we ask you to go home and sleep so the eye gets off to a great start with healing. No reading, or looking at computer screens for that first 24 hours. Watching TV or napping are fine. You may experience some scratchiness or light sensitivity for the first few days, but this is completely normal. You should be seeing well enough the next morning to drive yourself in for your post-op visit.
DOES LASIK CORRECT ASTIGMATISM?
In most cases, LASIK is able to correct, or significantly improve astigmatism. During your consultation, we will let you know if your astigmatism is within the range of what can be treated with laser vision correction.
HOW MUCH DOES LASIK COST?
The cost of LASIK varies by patient, depending on the specific procedure and technology chosen. We will give you specific pricing during your free consultation with Dr. Walker.
IS LASIK COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure, so most will not cover its cost. However, some plans are now more generous with their coverage, or your employer may offer a specific benefit. Check with your health insurance carrier to be sure.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASIK & PRK?
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser vision correction, very similar to LASIK, but with a different first step. Instead of making a protective flap with a laser, there is no flap. This treatment is often used for people with thin or irregular corneas.
Then, just as with LASIK, the cornea is sculpted with the excimer laser to permanently reshape the cornea. PRK can take a bit longer to heal from (1 week for comfortable vision, 1 month for crisp vision), but provides the same long-term results as LASIK.