Skip to main content

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