Laser Vision Center



With Bladeless Custom WaveLight LASIK technology there is no reason to put off laser vision correction any longer. Millions of people now see more clearly without depending on glasses or contact lenses as a result of LASIK. The Blade-Free WaveLight technology provides both physician and patients with the highest level of precision and reliability.

LASIK also provides greater flexibility for those with active lifestyles. The hassles of contact lenses can be a thing of the past for current contact lens wearers. LASIK is a speedy and relatively pain-free procedure that provides excellent results. In fact, the LASIK laser system at Lakeside Eye Group in Chicago, has the fastest treatment capacity of any LASIK laser system available. A complete evaluation before the procedure is critical to the success of this procedure for you. Are you a candidate for LASIK? Our refractive services coordinator can help you determine if you are a candidate or take the LASIK Self-Test on our website so you will know if LASIK would work to reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

To better understand whether you would be a candidate for LASIK, please take our LASIK self-test and our refractive services coordinator will contact you.

VISION DISORDERS THAT LASIK CAN CORRECT


Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Nearsightedness, or myopia, prevents patients from focusing clearly on objects that are far away. This occurs because either their cornea is too steep or their eye is too long, which causes light rays to focus before reaching the retina.

Symptoms of Nearsightedness:
• Difficulty seeing distant objects
• Squinting in order to focus


Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, prevents patients from seeing near and distance objects clearly because either their corneal curvature is too flat or their eye is too short.

Symptoms of Farsightedness:
• Difficulty seeing objects up close and far away
• Reading vision difficulty


Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is when the cornea is shaped more like an oval, or a football rather than like a sphere or a basketball.

Symptoms of Astigmatism:
• Both near and distant objects are difficult to see without squinting
• Vision appears blurred or distorted, especially while reading
• A shadow appears next to objects