Would you like to be less dependent on
glasses and contact lenses?
Everywhere you turn laser refractive eye surgery is in the
news. Is it for you? Lasik is the most
common excimer laser surgery. It is an outpatient surgical
procedure that takes about 10 minutes to perform. A
protective flap of cornea is created with a microkeratome.
The exposed inner layers of the cornea are then reshaped
with the excimer laser to duplicate your eyeglass or
contact prescription. The flap is then closed and
heals naturally and securely.
Laser refractive surgery cannot correct all types of
refractive errors and some corrections are more successful
than others. What will your outcome be?
No one can guarantee your success, but at Brainerd Eyecare
Center we will provide you with a thorough pre-operative
examination and explain all of your options including how
to choose a surgeon. We have been providing
pre-operative and day one post-operative care to
refractive surgery patients since the introduction of
In addition to Lasik, other procedures are available as
well. These include intraocular lens implants for high
prescription, Intralase, Lasek, and PRK for thin corneas,
CK for farsighted corrections, and custom wavefront
guided Lasik for enhanced sharpness of vision. We will
discuss all of your surgical and optical options with you.
Successful refractive eye surgery requires a
knowledgeable patient with realistic expectations and an
experienced, skilled surgeon utilizing only the highest
quality, well maintained equipment. Should you pick
a surgeon from an advertisement or because of the
advertised price? We think not. Let us discuss your
individual case at the time of your examination or with a
free in-office personal consultation. Please
refer to the sites listed below for further information.
These sites clearly explain the procedures and will
answer many of your questions.
Know all your options, benefits, and risks before you
schedule any surgery. We want to hear our patients
say "That was the best decision I ever made. My
surgeon was the best and my outcome exceeded my