LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK Eye Surgery in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, St. Johns and Surrounding Areas
Ever wonder what it would be like to wake up in the morning with clear, crisp vision (no glasses necessary)? That is how millions of people wake up after LASIK surgery, and you may be able to too. Here at Bowden Eye & Associates, we are dedicated to providing the best LASIK services in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, St. Johns and surrounding areas and by Corneal Specialists.
With 3 offices, we are able to offer LASIK to the residents throughout the entire Jacksonville, St. Augustine and St. Johns areas. This procedure can help you reach the clear vision you have always wanted. With our team of LASIK surgeons and state of the art facilities, we are the best choice for your LASIK procedure.
What is LASIK?
LASIK surgery (which stands for laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is a vision correction procedure.
LASIK surgery permanently corrects common refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
The goal of LASIK surgery is to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. When you have a refractive error, it means the cornea is misshapen. This makes it difficult for your cornea to focus light onto the retina properly, resulting in blurry vision.
What Occurs During a LASIK Consultation?
If LASIK vision correction is something that you have been considering we encourage you to schedule a no-obligation consultation at one of our Jacksonville, St. Augustine and St. Johns locations. During this consultation, we will explain the entire LASIK procedure, discuss potential risks and benefits, and discuss financing options. Our LASIK surgeons are qualified to help guide you in the right direction so that you can achieve your personal best vision.
Why Should I Get LASIK at Bowden Eye & Associates?
Bowden Eye & Associates is a comprehensive vision correction practice very different from a LASIK only type of practice. If there is a different refractive surgery procedure that will work better for your individual needs we will make a different recommendation.
Dr. Sarah Darbandi and Dr. Frank Bowden are not only Certified Ophthalmologists and LASIK surgeons with excellent experience and solid outcomes with refractive surgery, they are also Corneal Specialists which is the area of the eye LASIK surgery is performed. Choosing a high-quality eye surgeon at a high-quality practice is the value we bring to our patients.
We never want a patient to be turned away over a pricing problem and will work very hard to help in any way possible. We offer a variety of payment financing solutions that we will discuss in detail at your in-person consultation.
“The procedure (LASIK) was quick. Everyone communicated with me and each other which made me feel very comfortable. My vision has improved tremendously, recovery was a breeze and they made sure I was taken care of.”
–Whitney, Jacksonville, Florida
The Three Steps to LASIK Surgery
There are three main steps to LASIK surgery. The first step is to create a detailed map of the surface of the cornea. This step is what makes our LASIK procedures “custom”. Your LASIK surgeon will use this corneal map to see exactly which part of your cornea needs reshaping.
The second step is to create a corneal “flap” on the surface of the eye. At Bowden Eye & Associates, we use the “bladeless” LASIK method. To do this, your surgeon will use a femtosecond laser. This laser will create a thin, circular hinge in the middle of the cornea. The corneal flap is then gently pulled to the side to expose the inner layers of the cornea for treatment.
The third and last step involves reshaping the cornea. To achieve this, your surgeon will use a specialized laser called an excimer laser. This laser will be programmed with your corneal topography in mind. The excimer laser will then remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue to even out the surface. Once this step is finished, so is the surgery!
Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK