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Laser vision correction surgery


Laser vision correction surgery

Imagine reading your alarm clock without fumbling for your glasses, or life without putting in contact lenses each morning.

Don’t just imagine, see for yourself.

Laser vision correction surgery (often called LASIK) is used to correct basic vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Patients usually experience some level of improvement immediately after surgery and then continue to improve.

The ideal laser vision correction candidate:

  • is 21 years or older
  • has healthy eyes
  • has not had a significant change in vision in the last 12 months.

What to expect

To learn if laser vision correction may be an option for you, start by making an appointment with one of our eye surgeons.

At your first appointment, the surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for vision correction surgery. The surgeon will answer your questions about surgery and provide information about the cost. If you decide to have surgery, a second appointment is scheduled to complete the testing needed to plan your surgery.

Usually, a separate surgery is scheduled for each eye, about one week apart. You will also have a follow-up appointment with your eye surgeon after each surgery to check your vision and ensure that the eye is healing.

The surgery

Our surgeons perform all laser vision correction surgeries at Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health. As the Upper Midwest’s only specialty eye hospital, Phillips Eye Institute is highly regarded for its patient safety practices and excellent care.

Learn more about laser vision correction surgery at Phillips Eye Institute.

Meet our eye surgeons

Keith Carlson, MD, MMM, FACS

Daniel Conrad, MD

Jabin Krassin, MD

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