Laser Vision Correction

Is this your year to reduce dependency on contacts and glasses? If you’ve been thinking about it for years, maybe you still have a few questions.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we receive:

What is laser vision correction?
It is a surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea to improve your eyes’ ability focus without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. The procedure treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

I’m worried about safety.
Ophthalmologist Robert Freedland, M.D., has been performing vision correction since 1993, with extremely high standards of safety and excellent patient satisfaction. Dr. Freedland uses the cool, precise VIS-X Star excimer technology, which produces a cool, non-thermal beam of light. It can reshape the curvature of the cornea without damaging surrounding tissue and is the most precise technology available.

What results can I expect?
Visual correction surgery has corrected or improved the vision of millions of people in the U.S. More than 90 percent of patients are able to pass a standard drivers’ license eye exam (20/40 or better) without corrective lenses.

What is the procedure like? Will it hurt?
Patients who have had the procedure often comment that they’re surprised by how little discomfort they have. It is a straightforward outpatient procedure that usually takes about 20 minutes for both eyes. You will have plenty of opportunities before the procedure to meet with the laser vision coordinator and other professional staff to receive a complete overview of what to expect and to ask any questions.

How soon before I notice improved vision?
Almost immediately. The first day, your eyes may be blurry due to the drops used in the procedure but patients comment about waking up the next day and being able to see their alarm clock.

How do I know I’m a candidate for the procedure?
We’ll provide a personal consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

For a free personal consultation, please call 608-392-5020. Laser Vision Correction procedures are conducted at the Franciscan Healthcare Onalaska Clinic, 191 Theater Rd.

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