Refractive errors that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism make many adults dependent on glasses and contact lenses.
At Primary Eye Care Associates, located right by Midway Airport, Dr. Steven Chander can correct your vision with LASIK surgery.
Find out if our practice serving Garfield Ridge and all of Chicago, IL, can transform your life with LASIK...
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A Closer Look at LASIK
Many vision problems are the result of refractive errors in the cornea. The cornea's function is to refract light into the retina, which creates the sensation of sight. When the cornea is misshapen, it refracts light improperly, resulting in poorer vision.
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery uses a highly precise laser to reshape the cornea, correcting vision errors. Most patients will experience better vision almost immediately after the surgery and have a reduced need for glasses and contact lenses going forward.
Better Vision in 24 Hours Through LASIK Eye Surgery
Candidates for LASIK
A person must be at least 18 years old to undergo the LASIK procedure. Ideally, candidates for LASIK will be at least 21 years of age, as a child or young adult's vision tends to change rapidly from year to year. While there is no upper age limit for the surgery, it is important to note that LASIK eye surgery will not correct presbyopia (age-related vision changes).
Laser eye surgery is most appropriate for those with a moderate degree of refractive error that has remained consistent for at least 12 months. 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.
Good HealthLASIK surgery should not be performed on patients who have suffered from an eye injury or major illness in the past year. Patients with cataracts may not qualify for LASIK surgery (but they may be better suited for cataract surgery). Additionally, disorders that affect the immune system will impair your ability to heal and make an infection more likely. Those who are in good overall health are the best candidates for LASIK surgery.
Blade-Free LASIK Eye Surgery
A Safer, More Accurate Procedure
Thanks to modern IntraLase® laser technology, our Southside Chicago practice can now offer blade-free LASIK. In traditional LASIK, the corneal flap is created with a hand-held microkeratome blade. IntraLase LASIK (also known as IntraLASIK) uses a laser to create the flap. The computer-guided technology delivers precise results and reduces the risk of complications.
IntraLASIK is effective for patients with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. During your consultation, we can determine if this innovation should be incorporated into your treatment.
IntraLase LASIK Candidacy
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For over 35 years, Primary Eye Care Associates has been dedicated to providing the highest standard of medical and surgical eye treatments. Dr. Steven Chander and our experienced team of eye care professionals stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures.
If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery, request an in-person or virtual consultation with our eye doctor today. With our convenient location right next to Midway Airport, we are able to serve patients from Garfield Ridge and all of Chicago, IL.
You can request a consultation by filling out our online form or calling
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Cost of LASIK
At Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, IL, LASIK costs $1,997 per eye. Because we want all of our patients to experience the best vision possible, our team works hard to make LASIK treatment affordable.
- We offer in-clinic promotions that can save you up to $500.
- We offer financing options, including CareCredit® payment plans, to help alleviate the immediate out-of-pocket expenses.
- We take Medicare assignment and all major credit cards.
- While we accept most major insurance carriers, they often classify LASIK as an elective procedure and do not cover the cost.
The cost of LASIK may seem pricey, but the procedure can prove to be a savvy investment because of the long-term savings on contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions. If you have any questions about the cost of LASIK at our practice, or about active promotions, don't hesitate to send us a message.
What to Expect During the Procedure Improved Vision In Minutes
LASIK Surgery Timeline
When you visit our Chicago, IL, office for a consultation, we will conduct a thorough eye exam to determine your candidacy, and we will spend as much time as necessary to answer all of your questions. No two patients are alike, so Dr. Chander takes the time to develop a personalized LASIK surgery plan for each individual under his care.
When it is time for your procedure, you can expect the treatment to proceed according to the following steps:
Day of Procedure
Even in cases of substantial vision correction, laser treatment takes less than two minutes per eye.
Get Started With Your Consultation
LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people around the world enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses and live a better quality of life. Primary Eye Care Associates, serving patients throughout Midway, Garfield Ridge, and Chicago, wants to give you the same independence. Get started on your journey to better vision today by scheduling a consultation at our practice in Southside Chicago. You can book a consultation online or by calling:
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