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Vision Correction with LASIK

If you’re one of many people who have been waiting for laser vision correction to be perfected, your time has come. Montgomery LASIK and AMO’s Advanced CustomVue Procedure offers safety, precision and exceptional results to patients who are nearsighted or farsighted and those who have astigmatism. Even patients who were not candidates before may now be eligible for the Advanced CustomVue Procedure.

FUN LASIK FACTS!

  • LASIK is Quick! Vision is corrected in as fast as 5 minutes per eye
  • In most cases, patients can read 20/20 within the first 24 hours
  • Little to no time off work.
  • 98% of patients back to driving the very next day
  • LASIK is affordable and is tax deductible
  • Night Vision improved with Advanced CustomVue Technology
  • The Procedure Is Quick and Relatively Pain Free
  • LASIK Uses Aerospace Technology
  • Patients May See Rapid Improvement
  • 97% of Lasik procedures are successful without the need for a 2nd step
  • It is virtually pain free. Aesthetic drops are used to numb the eyes
  • LASIK restores peripheral vision, something glasses cannot do
  • Lasik can help as young as 18 years of age. Can correct older patients so long as a cataract has not fully developed
  • There Are Recreational & Occupational Benefits
  • LASIK Treats Various Conditions
  • LASIK Could Save You Money Long Term

What is LASIK eye surgery?

Have questions about LASIK vision correction? We have answers! Read through the FAQs below for the most commonly asked questions.

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is a type of laser refractive surgery that can be performed as an alternate option to wearing glasses or contacts to correct certain common vision problems. Common problems such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism can be corrected by creating a small incision on the top layer of the epithelium of the corneal bed. Usually by way of a traditional cut (blade) or by way of the newer technology of the femtosecond laser.

Next the underneath of the created flap is then reshaped by an excimer laser. Allowing the cornea to be reshaped by removing corneal tissue, then allows the eyes power to be refocused. Creating vision equivalent or better than glasses and/or contacts.

  • Myopia – also known as nearsightedness. The condition of myopia allows the eye to focus in on objects up close. But the farther out an object gets, the more difficult or blurred the object becomes. Making seeing long range almost impossible for the patient.
  • Hyperopia – also known as farsightedness. The condition of hyperopia keeps the eye from being able to focus on any given object up close. In worst cases, it affects the distance vision as well. The closer the object gets, the more difficult or blurred the object becomes.
  • Astigmatism – is commonly known as an irregular curve in the cornea. The main side effects of an astigmatism can be distorted images at night. Images with light attached become extremely distorted and give the image a halo or starburst effect. In more severe cases, headaches can be present.

With LASIK reshaping the cornea by way of creating a flap and removing corneal tissue, PRK is often advised by the professional when the cornea is irregular or too thin to create an incision. A device is used to ablate or scrape away a thinner layer of the corneal epithelium, saving more of the corneal thickness. A flap incision is never created. The cornea tissue is then reshaped by the excimer laser, just as in LASIK, to allow for vision correction. The biggest difference is in heal time. It takes a few days to a week longer for the cornea to heal after PRK is performed.

There is little to no discomfort at all during your LASIK procedure. Before surgery you are prescribed a medication to relieve you from the anxiety. It makes most patients very tired. Before the surgeon gets started, a numbing eye drop is placed into the eye. In about 4 seconds, the cornea is completely numb. Needles are not used near the eye. The most you will feel is pressure on the eye as the incision is being created. The procedure beginning to end is virtually pain-free!

It does not, unfortunately. LASIK is considered a cosmetic procedure. A few select vision carriers will sometimes give a 15-20% discount on a non-discounted procedure. It’s best to check with your policy to find out if you carry this benefit.

The LASIK Process

LASIK is a relatively simple process. We’ve outlined the steps below for your journey towards better vision!

  • You will have been given a time for a post-operative appointment at your pre-operative exam. In most cases, the doctor will remove the bandage contact lens from the day before.
  • Your cornea and vision will be assessed. Most patients are seeing 20/20, if not better, the very next morning! Allowing the doctor to clear you for driving and returning to most work related activities.
  • After examining, the doctor will send you back out with a scheduled one week follow up. Routine checkups will be scheduled per the doctor.

In most cases, you will continue a regimen of an antibiotic eye drop and a steroid eye drop for one week (or maybe a few days longer depending on your heal process).

  • Prior to arrival time, you will have taken a medication that will help calm you. The less anxious, the better your experience will be the day of!
  • You will be prepped for surgery with a cleaning of the eyes. At this time, instructions will be given to you on how to continue your medications.
  • You will be taken into the LASIK room and eye drops will be inserted directly onto the cornea, allowing the eyes to go completely numb in 5 seconds.
  • A device will be used to hold the eye open during the procedure. You may feel some slight pressure on the eye during the first 20 seconds of the procedure. During this step, we are creating the small incision by way of the technology that you have chosen.
  • Next, the excimer laser will be used to reshape the cornea to its optimal shape for vision correction. During this step, you will be instructed to watch a flashing red light. You will not see much during this step but will most likely hear a clicking sound as the laser reshapes the cornea. Depending on how much correction has to be done, this step can take anywhere from 7 to 120 seconds.
  • Then, the corneal flap that was created before reshaping will be laid back down. A bandage contact lens will be inserted on top of the cornea to hold the flap in place for the first night. This contact lens will be removed the next day by the doctor.
  • Finally, you will be sent home to rest. You will need a driver as your medication that was prescribed before surgery will have kicked in and made you extremely tired.).
  • You will have been given a time for a post-operative appointment at your pre-operative exam. In most cases, the doctor will remove the bandage contact lens from the day before.
  • Your cornea and vision will be assessed. Most patients are seeing 20/20, if not better, the very next morning! Allowing the doctor to clear you for driving and returning to most work related activities.
  • After examining, the doctor will send you back out with a scheduled one week follow up. Routine checkups will be scheduled per the doctor.
  • In most cases, you will continue a regimen of an antibiotic eye drop and a steroid eye drop for one week (or maybe a few days longer depending on your heal process).

Meet Our Professionals

Dr. Michael B. Mull, Physician

Dr. Mull is a Montgomery native who received his Advanced Honors Diploma from the LAMP program at Sidney Lanier High School in 1991. He worked as an Optician and GM for our eye care team from 1992 to 2004 at which time he left to attend Optometry School. Dr. Mull received a BS degree in Biology from UCF as well as a BS degree in Vision Science from NSU. Dr. Mull graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Joseph Ceravolo, Eye Surgeon

Eye Surgeon Joseph Ceravolo, M.D., or “Dr. C” as his patients know him offers a specialized approach to your unique vision care needs. Dr. Ceravolo utilizes the most advanced vision care technologies available, coupling this with VIP, concierge-style patient care. Dr. Ceravolo is highly experienced in vision correction procedures, including all laser Z-LASIK and advanced Active Life Lens® Procedures with Crystalens HD™, Tecnis® Multifocal lens, AcrySof® ReSTOR® and Visian™ ICL.

Dr. Lisa B. Daniel, Physician

Dr. Daniel received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Montgomery. She earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree from UAB in 1996. Dr. Daniel specializes in the management of refractive surgery patients. She underwent LASIK surgery several years ago with excellent results and gives our patients a personal perspective on this wonderful procedure.

Dr. Erika Poikey, Physician

Dr. Erika Poikey is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. She grew up in small town Michigan and completed her undergraduate studies at Ferris State University. Dr. Poikey is passionate about providing a comfortable, relaxed, and educational eye care experience, especially when it comes to children’s eyes. In her free time Dr. Poikey enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with her greyhound.

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Montgomery Lasik 334-387-2020
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  • Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM