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LASIK is one of the most exciting types of refractive surgery and can correct a wide range of vision problems. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and distorted vision caused by astigmatism can most often be successfully treated with extraordinary results, so you have the freedom to do the things you love without the burden of glasses or contacts.

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a procedure used to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. When the cornea and the lens are perfectly matched, vision is crisp and clear. When they are not, it is called a refractive error and eyesight is blurry. While the lenses of your glasses or contacts help compensate for these imperfections, LASIK resolves them by adjusting the structure of your eye’s cornea to smooth it back into shape.

Is LASIK Right for You?

Treatment

During the LASIK procedure, a laser is used to carefully reshape the cornea. The procedure is painless and takes about 15 minutes for both eyes. A hinged flap is created in your eye to allow access to the cornea. A special instrument is used to gently lift the flap of corneal tissue. Once the flap is lifted, a precision laser reshapes the cornea allowing light to focus at just the right spot on your retina resulting in clearer vision. The flap is then repositioned, creating a self-sealing bond. No stitches are needed.

Payment

LASIK isn’t commonly covered by many insurance plans, however St. Luke’s accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. In addition, we offer interest-free payment plans through Care Credit. Click here to apply online.

A Word from a Recent Patient

Thanks to Dr. Howard and his team. I recommend him to anyone considering LASIK.

“I used to wear contact lenses and besides being a bit of a pain to wear, they sometimes caused me to have eye irritation & infections. I drive by St. Luke’s every day on my way to work so I decided to see if LASIK was an option for me. It was and I’m very pleased with my outcome. I had my procedure done in the morning and by dinner time, I already noticed a bit of an improvement. Later that evening, I watched a movie and that was when I really began to notice the clarity and sharpness of my vision. The procedure was even quicker than I’d imagined as was the recovery time.

Thanks to Dr. Howard and his team. I recommend him to anyone considering LASIK.”
Mike Smyth
New Port Richey, FL

LASIK Eye Surgery Doctors

Our Locations

We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing, Brownwood and coming to Wesley Chapel in Spring 2023. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.

43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
501 S. Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
187 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
9400 9th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
1050 Old Camp Road, STE 230
The Villages, FL 32162
2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
25232 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559

OPENING SPRING 2023
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