LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Edwardsville

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Edwardsville

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Discover a Whole New World With LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries

Wish you could see the world more clearly without having to rely on your glasses or contact lenses?

Refractive eye surgery may be the perfect solution for you!

With LASIK, you’ll enjoy clear vision, all day, everyday — without any need for corrective eyewear.

Have any of the following?

  • Myopia/nearsightedness–difficulty seeing faraway objects
  • Hyperopia/farsightedness–difficulty seeing near objects 
  • Astigmatism–blurred perception of near and far objects

Gone are the days of foggy, rain-speckled lenses. LASIK will give you the clear vision you desire and the confidence you deserve.

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What is LASIK and Refractive Surgery Co-Management?

LASIK and other refractive surgeries are delicate, and it can all feel overwhelming. That's why we work together with the eye surgeon to provide you with the best outcome in the most efficient manner.

We'll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and determine whether you're a candidate for refractive eye surgery. If so, we'll refer you to the ophthalmologist for surgery. Following surgery, we'll provide post-operative care to make sure you maintain healthy, clear vision.

Getting co-managed for LASIK and other refractive surgeries is an advantage, as you benefit from the expertise of two medical experts who work together to provide you with the best eye surgery results possible.

Contact Edwardsville Vision Center in Edwardsville to schedule a consultation and find out if LASIK (or other refractive surgeries) is right for you.


How LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries Improve Vision

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Have trouble seeing near or far away? The source of the problem may be the curvature of your cornea. An irregular corneal shape affects the way light hits the retina–which sends visual signals to the brain.

LASIK and other refractive surgeries change the shape of your cornea to offer you clear vision, without the need for contacts and glasses. After the surgery, you'll be able to swim, shower and play sports without a second thought about your eyesight.


LASIK & Refractive Surgery Benefits

  • Highly effective

    There is a reason LASIK is so popular–96% of patients report satisfaction after this procedure.

  • Works quickly

    You may see results from LASIK or other refractive surgery quickly–sometimes as soon as a day or two after the treatment.

  • Minimal discomfort

    You are unlikely to feel any pain during the procedure thanks to the numbing drops. Also, you won’t need stitches or bandages after surgery.

  • Quick recovery time

    Compared to other eye surgeries, LASIK has a relatively quick recovery time. Although the speed varies from patient to patient, you may feel like yourself again in as little as 6 to 12 hours.


How to Prepare for LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery

  • Stop wearing contact lenses–your eye doctor will tell you how soon before surgery to wear glasses instead of contacts.
  • Understand the procedure–talk to your eye doctor about what to expect.
  • Arrange a ride–you won’t be able to drive home from the clinic, so coordinate with a friend or relative.
  • Arrive with a fresh, clean face–don’t apply eye makeup and avoid wearing heavy lotions or perfumes before the procedure.

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What to Expect from the Treatment

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  • The eye surgeon will apply numbing drops to your eye.
  • They will keep your eyes open with a device .
  • The eye surgeon will make a small flap in the surface of your cornea with a laser or microkeratome–a precision surgical instrument.
  • You will look directly at a light while the eye surgeon reshapes your cornea.
  • The surgeon will place the flap back in place so it can heal.

LASIK and Refractive Surgery After-Care

  • Apply eye drops as directed by your eye doctor.
  • Rest your eyes as much as possible in the ensuing days.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • You may return to your regular activities including driving, after a few days.
  • Go to all post-operative eye examinations.
  • You may experience blurry vision after surgery. This should go away, but if it persists after several months, discuss it with your Edwardsville Vision Center eye doctor.

Ready to See the World With Crystal Clear Vision?

Lasik Refractive Surgery FAQs

Will I still need to wear glasses after LASIK?

The satisfaction rate is very high for post-LASIK and refractive surgery patients. That said, whether you’ll still need corrective eyewear after surgery depends on your eye condition, how well your cornea responded to surgery, and the healing process.

What are some eye problems that LASIK and refractive surgery can't correct?

LASIK and refractive surgery are specifically designed to correct refractive errors caused by an irregular shaped cornea. It can’t solve the following: 

  • Amblyopia–lazy eye
  • Cataracts–cloudy patch on the surface of the lens
  • Glaucoma–damage to the optic nerve caused by pressure inside the eye
  • Keratoconus–weak or thin cornea that bulges forward
Can LASIK or other refractive surgeries have negative effects?

No procedure is completely free of possible risks and complications and the same is true of LASIK and refractive surgery. Some of these include: 

  • Dry eye symptoms
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Flap problems including infection
  • Vision undercorrection or overcorrection 

If you experience any of these. Contact Edwardsville Vision Center right away.

Will I have to have LASIK and refractive surgery again?

Usually, LASIK or refractive surgery is successful the first time around. However, if the problem persists after the treatment, the eye surgeon may repeat the surgery.

Contact Edwardsville Vision Center in Edwardsville today to learn more about LASIK and other refractive surgeries and to find out if you're a candidate.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 07, 2024
Everyone was friendly, helpful and professional.
- Jun. 01, 2024
Got me in super quick was nervous about the 2 week glasses wait and receive my glasses in a week or ... less OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!!! Very nice and welcoming new eye doctor i like for sure !
- May. 26, 2024
Great experience all the way around. Easy to setup the appointment, didn’t wait long at the office... and Dr. Boatman was great!! Highly recommend!
- May. 20, 2024
Will be a returning customer that’s for sure. Have large inventory of frames to choose from, and t... he workers are also kind and very professional. Highly recommend you to others. Had I known you were there sooner I would have come sooner keep up the good work.
- May. 16, 2024
Always very friendly staff and on time
- May. 03, 2024
All staff was very friendly Service was quick
- Apr. 24, 2024
Edwardsville Vision Center was great! The doctor and staff were so patient and kind with our 5-year-... old son. We were able to get an appointment quickly and on a weekend so we didn’t have to take off work. Highly recommend!
- Mar. 30, 2024
Dr Ashley is amazing. Great service. Very efficient. She and the team did a wonderful job.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Had a quick and easy test and no time to get my glasses.
- Feb. 13, 2024
I had an eye vision appointment on 2/13/24. Great overall experience and great environment! Friendly... and very nice staff. I would definitely recommend this place for all your vision needs. Thanks for a great experience. 👍
- Jan. 17, 2024
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- Jan. 11, 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ across the board! I had an appointment for a glasses and contacts exa... m with Dr. Boatman 1/10/24. I was greeted warmly by the staff up front and quickly moved into the testing room with the assistant where I had my preliminary tests done (I can’t remember her name but she was informative and kind). After those tests, Dr. Boatman greeted me across the hall and carefully walked me through my exam. She was friendly, thorough and understanding. I have tried several different types of contacts over the last 20+ years and have struggled finding anything comfortable. She listened to my concerns and was able to recommend a new type specific for my astigmatism and even had some trial lenses to give me before I make a final decision. I went back up front to finish my appointment and pay. I had a few questions about my insurance and prescription and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve been going to the eye doctor since I was 8 years old; it’s not always a pleasant experience. This is not the case at Edwardsville Vision Center. Dr. Boatman and the staff were fantastic! 10/10 recommend 🤗
- Jan. 08, 2024
I love this establishment. They were very nice and efficient and got the job done.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Highly impressed with how friendly staff members are. The doctor is fabulous. Definitely a great pla... ce to bring children.
- Oct. 05, 2023
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- Sep. 18, 2023
Great staff and convenient location to my home.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Excellent services, helpful staff. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable!
- Sep. 11, 2023
Everyone was professional and very friendly. Had my new glasses quicker than I expected.
- Aug. 27, 2023
Quick and great experience.
- Aug. 21, 2023
Great staff and plenty of frames to choose from. I have been a customer for years and am always ha... ppy with every visit.

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LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Edwardsville

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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