Traverse City LASIK Options
Northern Vision Eye Care’s Traverse City, Michigan office offers our patients LASIK procedures.
If you have been struggling with eyeglasses and contact lenses, and you would like to see what life would be like without them, schedule a consultation with our team today to explore your options.
We understand that you are concerned about your eyesight, and so are we. Your eyes are important to us, and we know that you cannot trust just any LASIK center with your vision.
Northern Vision Eye Care was the first to offer LASIK in Northern Michigan, and we own a stationary Excimer laser, VISX S4, and can perform the LASIK CustomVue procedure on our patients.
If you need vision correction or another type of laser eye treatment, you have selected the premier provider in Northern Michigan.
The LASIK Difference
You will love the freedom that LASIK brings to your lifestyle.
No more glasses and no more contacts.
Our LASIK procedure is blade-free, which means a faster recovery time and fewer risks.
What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a vision correction method that was developed in 1990. The procedure utilizes a state-of-the-art cool laser beam that reshapes your cornea and corrects everything from nearsightedness to farsightedness and astigmatism.
A high volume of patients who receive LASIK can correct their vision to 20/20 – sometimes better!
The LASIK Process
LASIK is a fine-tuned procedure that has been utilized for over 20 years now. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about other than where you will store your eyeglasses once you no longer need them.
Here’s the general LASIK procedure:
- Using a laser, a flap is made in the cornea. The flap exposes the areas of the eye your surgeon needs to see to correct your vision.
- Next, your surgeon reshapes your cornea using advanced laser beams.
Do not worry about feeling the laser. Instead, your surgeon uses eye drops to anesthetize your eyes, and because the flap is made blade-free, you will not have stitches or bandages. Instead, your eye’s flap serves as a self-healing bandage.
The procedure takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete, and you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.
Recovery from LASIK is Quick and Easy
While recovery times vary for each patient, most of our LASIK cases can drive, go back to work, and resume an ordinary lifestyle in just 24 to 48 hours post-surgery.
The recovery time surprises most of our patients because unlike traditional surgery, you can quickly resume your lifestyle and your vision continues to improve.
Visual recovery is rapid, so you should see results right away following the procedure. You may have some irritation and tearing, but this is normal. By the next day, you will notice your vision has improved, and you can resume your normal activities. The only difference is getting around without carting your contact lenses and eyeglasses.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
You might be surprised just how many clients qualify for LASIK. Numerous conditions, aside from the requirement of eyewear, qualify you for LASIK. Naturally, you will want to schedule a consultation with our team so that we can decide if you are a candidate. To be eligible, you need:
- To be 18 years or older.
- To be in good health.
- To have good eye health – no chronic conditions.
- To not be suffering from any current eye injuries.
- To not be nursing or pregnant at the time of the procedure.
- To have had stable vision for at least one year.
Why Choose Northern Vision Eye Care for Your LASIK Procedure?
- We have the latest LASIK technology.
- We offer skilled surgeons continuously trained in laser eye procedures.
- We work with your budget and insurance so that money is never a reason to avoid better vision.
- If LASIK isn’t right for you, we have alternative solutions.
- We use CustomVUE technology and the Excimer laser in our facility.
Get Started and Free Yourself Today!
At Northern Vision Eye Care, we have confidence in the LASIK procedure and our surgeons. Our past clients have loved their results, and we invite you to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team today.
Let us help you decide if you are a LASIK candidate or find an alternative procedure that improves your vision and quality of life.
Schedule a free consultation today online or call us at 231-932-9000 now.