iLASIK is one of the most exciting advances in vision correction history. Incorporating technology to create a success rate that spans the globe, the iLASIK procedure has provided life-changing results for over 30 million people worldwide. The Williamson Eye Center has brought this technology to Baton Rouge and the entire state of Louisiana to provide the same success for our patients.
Our advanced technology allows us to provide vision correction options for patients with higher prescriptions and astigmatism like never before.
Utilizing advanced technologies such as the iDesign 2.0 Refractive Studio, Pentacam AXL, the iFS Femtosecond laser, and VISX Star S4-IR excimer laser, we have been able to grant thousands of people a life free of glasses and contact lenses.
Did you know that our LASIK technology is based on NASA’s Webb Telescope? Our own Dr. Blake Williamson is quoted on NASA’s website:
“Bringing proven space technology to medical sciences is a no-brainer if you find areas of synergy where it can better serve patients. A lot of the great advancements and innovations in medical sciences come from the joining of two disparate fields — like NASA and ophthalmology,” he said. “Most surgeries are usually restorative, returning a sick person to health, but refractive surgery, LASIK surgery, is beyond restorative, it’s transformative. You’re making someone better than they ever have been.”
Often exceeding vision quality achieved with corrective lenses and glasses, LASIK goes to the source and solves vision struggles. With a 96% satisfaction rating, LASIK has renowned results. With over 19 million procedures done in the United States and over 6,000 peer reviewed studies LASIK is the safest and most studied elective procedure in the world. In fact, all branches of the U.S. military and NASA recently allowed the treatment of LASIK for their servicemen and women thanks to studies using LASIK technology.
The Williamson Eye Center is the trusted provider for LASIK in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana – professional athletes, local celebrities, and even other eye doctors trust their vision care to our practice.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
Good LASIK candidates meet the following requirements:
- You are seeking a reduction of your dependency on contact lenses or glasses
- You are 18 years or older
- Your eye prescription has been stable for at least one year
- You have no health issues that affect your eyes
- You do not have glaucoma or cataracts and no signs of either
- Not Pregnant or Nursing
Schedule a complimentary consultation at Williamson Eye Center to learn more and find out for sure if you are a candidate for LASIK! We’re now pleased to offer virtual consultations for comfort, safety and convenience.
HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
For most patients, having iLASIK means they seek to eliminate the use of glasses or corrective lenses for daily visual needs. Each patient is different, not all results are the same, and we cannot guarantee results. Most patients visiting our Louisiana eye clinics experience complete satisfaction with the results of their treatment and many experience 20/20 vision or even better! Talk with our team and surgeons to find out if LASIK is the best option for your vision goals.
COMPLICATIONS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE
Some risks can certainly be associated with LASIK just like any other surgical procedure. LASIK is proven to be effective, safe and permanent, but requires patient selection through careful evaluation and using state of the art diagnostic testing to determine candidacy.
Our doctors and technicians will perform a comprehensive dilated examination to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure prior to any treatment. With measurements such as the iDesign 2.0 and Pentacam AXL we are able to measure the eye with extreme precision for a treatment that is 100% custom to your unique eyes. The advancements in LASIK technology have reduced the level of complications tremendously.
Studies show that the risk of issues with vision is 5x higher in patients using contact lenses than patients who undergo LASIK treatment.
IS iLASIK RIGHT FOR YOU?
Patients frequently ask if prior procedures eliminate them from having LASIK. The following table aims to answer those questions for you. Can you have LASIK?
|I have had…||Can I have…||Is that possible?|
|Radial Keratotomy (RK)||LASIK||Yes|
|Radial Keratotomy (RK)||CK||No|
|Radial Keratotomy (RK)||Implant||Yes|
|LASIK||Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)||Yes|
|Conductive Keratoplasty (CK):||LASIK||Yes|
|Conductive Keratoplasty (CK):||Implant||Yes|
WHAT ARE THE ASSOCIATED RISKS?
The latest advancements in LASIK technology have reduced the level of complications tremendously. Generally, LASIK is an incredibly safe and reliable procedure, with an extremely low rate of complications reported. Most reported complications are not related to loss of vision but dry eyes which can be managed with proper treatment.
It has been reported that the risk of issues with vision is 5x higher with patients using corrective contact lenses than compared to patients who have undergone LASIK treatment.
CAN I EXPECT TO NEVER REQUIRE MY GLASSES AGAIN FOR DRIVING?
Yes, you can get rid of your glasses for driving. Patients who are good LASIK candidates and are treated by experienced surgeons, utilizing the latest technology will get great results.
Sometimes, with age, many patients experience presbyopia, a condition that creates the need for reading glasses. Presbyopia occurs when the lens of the begins to lose its full levels of flexibility. There are many options for patients who think they may be experiencing presbyopia, including a type of LASIK called monovision. Contact us today to discuss treatment options.
DOES LASIK HURT?
LASIK is a nearly painless procedure, you will experience a feeling of pressure. Your eyes will be numbed with eye drops at the start of your procedure-leaving you virtually pain-free. As your eyes begin to heal, you may have some redness or itching, but you will be given medicated eye drops to aid the healing process.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Recovery from LASIK is fast. The day following your procedure, you will be able to return to your normal routines and activities. The next day you should be able to drive without your glasses or contacts and by the end of the week and over the course of the month you will have continued visual improvement.
You can expect to have limitations on contact sports, swimming, eye make up, and rubbing your eyes for seven days. You will use medicated eye drops as instructed by your doctor after the procedure, usually for seven days.
IS ALL LASIK THE SAME?
Not all LASIK is the same. Technology has evolved drastically over the last few years, providing a level of accuracy and results that were not previously achieved. Do not compromise your vision with deeply discounted LASIK treatments by surgeons lacking experience.
At Williamson Eye Center, all of our patients receive the same top-notch procedure and technology. Our surgeons believe in only offering the most advanced and proven technology to our patients.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SURGEON IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Choosing a surgeon is an incredibly important step in the process because having LASIK surgery is a complex decision. Find a surgeon who delivers and incorporates the latest technology, a great environment, excellent patient care, and measurable results.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP FOR ME?
We offer a complimentary consultation, where you will meet with our knowledgeable LASIK Coordinator to see if your prescription is in the range for treatment. We will also share our protocol for the procedure with you at that time and answer all of your questions about vision correction surgery. If you are a contact lens wearer, you must remove them for a certain period of time prior to the dilated eye exam to allow your corneas to return to their natural shape. On the day of the dilated exam, you will meet with one of our surgeons and we will check the health of your eyes to make sure the LASIK procedure is right for you.
Please call 927-2020 for your complimentary consultation appointment. We offer free consultations in person or virtually for your convenience. You may also book online through our easy online scheduler here.