LASIK Eye Surgery
in Fort Myers, FL

Since 1971, we’ve worked hard to ensure that Eye Centers of Florida is the industry leader in Southwest Florida vision care. We strive every day to show that going to the eye doctor can be a life-changing experience, combining the expertise of top doctors with best-in-class equipment and technology.

From comprehensive eye exams to vision correction procedures, you can trust the professionals at Eye Centers of Florida for all your eye care needs.

LASIK Procedure

Fort Myers LASIK Surgery

Laser-Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a procedure that gently and precisely reshapes the cornea to improve vision. The combination of minimal risk and excellent results that LASIK provides has quickly made it one of the top elective procedures in the eye care industry.

LASIK uses a state-of-the-art “cool” laser on the cornea, permanently improving vision. This procedure is quick, low-risk, and virtually painless, delivering results with minimal recovery time.

All LASIK procedures are performed by our experienced eye surgeon, and founder, David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.

What Vision Conditions Can LASIK Improve?

Florida laser eye surgery can effectively treat a variety of refractive errors, such as:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

The best way to see if you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery is to schedule an eye exam with a doctor at any Eye Centers of Florida location.

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

The best way to see if you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery is to schedule an eye exam with a doctor at any Eye Centers of Florida location.

Who is a candidate for LASIK surgery

Who Is a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

Before getting LASIK, your Southwest Florida eye doctor will make sure you meet the following qualifications:

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You are in good general health, meaning you do not have uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune diseases, collagen vascular disease, or are taking any medication that compromises immunity
  • You don’t have any eye infections or injuries
  • Your doctor is aware if you have dry eye, lazy eye, or other eye conditions
  • Your prescription hasn’t changed for at least one year
  • You are not pregnant or nursing

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Benefits of LASIK in Fort Myers

Laser eye surgery can benefit a wide variety of people, with studies showing that over 90 percent of patients reported 20/20 vision or better following LASIK. Many patients have a very short recovery period, often returning to their normal routine within 24 hours of their procedure.

Compared to the lifelong expense of contacts and glasses, many patients consider a one-time investment in LASIK to be worth the cost of the procedure. Many patients find that not having to deal with the hassle associated with glasses or contacts makes daily tasks much easier.

Another benefit of LASIK surgery is that results are almost instantaneous. Most patients experience greatly improved vision directly after their procedure. You can also have further surgery later in life if needed.

What to Expect During Laser Eye Surgery in Southwest Florida

The actual process of LASIK takes about 8-10 minutes per eye, and many patients report that by the time they realize the laser portion of the procedure had begun, it was already almost over.

Laser Surgery Process

Following Your LASIK Surgery

Once the laser surgery process is done, your Fort Myers ophthalmologist will go over directions for a safe and healthy recovery.

Your vision should be clear within 24 hours. You may feel ready to resume normal activity within a few hours after LASIK, but we recommend waiting 24 to 48 hours before resuming physical activities to let your eyes heal. Don’t spend too much time in the sun or in bright light, and if you work in an environment where eye strain is common, take a few days off before enjoying the results of your LASIK surgery.

Enjoy a Life with Better Vision

Why Choose Eye Centers of Florida for LASIK Eye Surgery?

At Eye Centers of Florida, we only staff the most qualified surgeons in the industry, so that every patient’s experience is ideal. We put an emphasis on delivering the highest quality patient care to ensure that you love your LASIK.

If you’re ready to learn more about LASIK or want to schedule an evaluation, visit any of our 11 convenient locations in Southwest Floridaor call (888) 393-2455 to make an appointment.

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