LASIK eye surgery at Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, IL, can correct refractive errors of the eye that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This helps to reduce patients' dependence on glasses and contact lenses. For over 35 years, Primary Eye Care Associates has been dedicated to providing the highest standard of medical and surgical eye treatments. Our experienced eye care professional, Dr. Steven Chander, stays up to date on the latest breakthroughs in LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures.

Our entire staff works to provide state-of-the-art treatments and techniques with a focus on personalized service to meet the needs of each patient. We are also happy to help with any financing questions you may have and help you budget for LASIK. To discuss LASIK eye surgery with Dr. Steven Chander, contact our Southside Chicago practice serving Bridgeview, Hinsdale, and surrounding communities. 

For more information, ask for a complimentary copy of Dr. Chander's new book "The FAQ's You Need to Know About Laser Eye Surgery." Rush delivery is available.

Understanding LASIK

After you discuss your eye care needs with Dr. Chander, and you both determine that LASIK eye surgery would be an appropriate treatment to consider, a comprehensive eye exam and a review of your medical history will further determine whether the procedure is right for you. Our practice serving Southside Chicago, Bridgeview, Hinsdale, and other areas, is well equipped to assess your overall visual health and candidacy for the LASIK eye surgery procedure.

LASIK gifBy correcting the eye's refractive errors, the LASIK procedure can resolve visual difficulties related to myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The popular procedure helps reduce or eliminate the dependence on glasses and contact lenses by providing clearer, more functional natural vision. The procedure begins with the creation of a hinged corneal flap. This very thin flap is created on the outer surface of the eye using a hand-held blade called a microkeratome. The flap can also be created using the IntraLase® laser.

After the flap is created, it is folded back so that the LASIK procedure can be performed on the corneal tissue underneath. Using a precision excimer laser, the cornea is reshaped to correctly focus light and provide clearer vision. The safety and reliability of LASIK eye surgery is highlighted by the Food and Drug Administration's approval of excimer laser treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As a well-known LASIK eye surgery provider in Southside Chicago, our practice serves patients from Bridgeview, Hinsdale, and the entire Chicagoland area. We would be happy to help you learn more about the LASIK procedure during an informative LASIK surgery consultation. To schedule your consultation, contact Primary Eye Care Associates today.

Candidates for LASIK Surgery

Many people are candidates for LASIK eye surgery. However, there are certain guidelines that must be met by prospective LASIK patients. A person must be at least 18 years old to undergo the LASIK procedure. A patient's vision should also have stabilized prior to LASIK surgery, meaning vision should not be actively worsening as a result of a progressive refractive error. If a person has experienced an eye injury or disease over the past year, LASIK surgery should not be performed. At our Southside Chicago practice serving Bridgeview, Hinsdale, and other areas, Dr. Chandler and his staff use advanced diagnostic techniques to determine whether LASIK eye surgery can be expected to be safe and effective prior to moving forward with the procedure.

Contact Dr. Chander to Learn More

Patients visiting our Southside Chicago practice from nearby Bridgeview and Hinsdale, or elsewhere across the Chicagoland area, can learn more about LASIK eye surgery though an informative consultation with Dr. Steven Chander. If you would like to learn more about your candidacy for this popular procedure, contact Primary Eye Care Associates today.