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LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK in Jackson & Flowood, MS

Laser vision correction procedures are among the most common eye-related surgeries performed today. At Mississippi Vision, we are proud to offer some of these procedures to give our patients as many options as they need. Many of our patients find that glasses and contact lenses do not work with their lifestyles, or that they simply don’t like the hassle. Laser vision correction is an excellent way to give our patients freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses while still enjoying clear, sharp vision.

There are many different types of laser vision correction, the most common of them being LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is one of the most performed eye procedures in America. Millions are undergoing this life-changing surgery every year, and you can too.

LASIK Candidacy in Mississippi

While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it is not often that we come across patients who would not benefit from LASIK. For those who cannot undergo LASIK surgery, there are alternatives available such as PRK and LASEK which offer comparable results.

LASIK surgery has made many advances in the time since it was first approved. LASIK surgery is safer, quicker and more effective than ever thanks to the constant innovation in technology. Our doctors use only the most up-to-date technology on our LASIK patients to ensure the best surgical outcomes. Recovery from LASIK surgery is also extremely quick and easy. In fact, most patients go back to work the very next day.

If you have been considering LASIK but still have some questions or concerns, call Mississippi Vision today!

The physicians at Mississippi Vision would like to welcome you to one of the area’s finest vision correction facilities. L. Brannon Aden, M.D. is widely experienced with LASIK surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK cases. Before Dr. Aden can determine if LASIK is right for you, you will need an eye exam and a series of LASIK eye tests at our clinic located in Flowood, Mississippi. The first step in undergoing LASIK is this pre-operative evaluation, involving a series of diagnostic tests that determine the overall health of your eyes. Many patients have described this evaluation to our doctors as the most comprehensive eye exam they have ever had. Your cornea thickness is a critical component to your LASIK candidacy, and this measurement is taken during testing. If you do not have the proper amount of cornea thickness, the procedure is not recommended. At the end of this testing, our doctors will know a lot about the health of your eyes and whether you are a LASIK candidate. You might be interested in determining if you meet the basic requirements by completing our LASIK evaluation test located on this website.

Are you a good candidate for LAIK?

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If you are a candidate for LASIK surgery, we suggest having a discussion with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure. In our practice, Dr. Aden will answer any questions that you may have, including surgical expectations and issues related to LASIK financing or the cost for LASIK surgery.

LASIK Candidacy Requirements

During our preoperative evaluation, various factors are considered regarding your candidacy. Overall, your eyes should have a clean bill of health, you should not have any infection or injury and your corneas should be clean with no visible scarring. Below is a list of other LASIK candidacy requirements.

  • The patient must be over the age of 18
  • The patient must have the necessary amount of corneal thickness
  • The patient must have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription
  • The patient’s prescription must be within treatable parameters
  • The patient must discuss expectations with the staff or surgeon
  • The patient must not have an extreme case of dry eye syndrome
  • The patient must have a consultation regarding the benefits and possible risks of the surgery

Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK surgery, has been growing in popularity since its FDA approval in the mid to late 1990s. Millions of people have selected this surgical procedure with the possibility of eliminating glasses and contact lenses from their lives and have achieved wonderful results. LASIK surgery provides several advantages over glasses or contacts because it corrects the visual problem as opposed to simply treating the symptoms. Long term and short term clinical data suggest that an overwhelming amount of people who have chosen LASIK surgery have had positive results. In 2006, the American Academy of Ophthalmology released a 10-year effectiveness study that concluded LASIK surgery was effective. Many celebrities and sports stars have even praised the value of LASIK surgery. Despite the widespread popularity of LASIK, we encourage you to speak to other patients of Mississippi Vision so that you can get a better idea of the quality of vision after this type of surgery. After all, seeing is believing!

In recent years, new technological advances have made LASIK surgery much safer and more accurate. The advancement of wavefront technology for customized LASIK has been critical to these safer and more precise outcomes.

How can I afford LASIK eye surgery?

We understand that the cost of LASIK can be overwhelming. We also understand that LASIK prices may vary from practice to practice. LASIK is NOT the same from practice to practice. In fact, the quality level, surgeon experience, and technology used in surgery can be very different. If you want a quality approach to vision correction, you will want to be at Mississippi Vision. Dr. Aden is absolutely dedicated to her patients and their vision correction outcomes.

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