Have you dreamed of a life where you’re less dependent on glasses and contact lenses? With LASIK, this could be your reality. Using the latest in vision correction technology, the experienced LASIK eye surgeons at Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center in St. Louis. are here to help you achieve crisp, clear vision.
Schedule a consultation today to see if you qualify for LASIK eye surgery.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an advanced outpatient procedure that uses lasers to improve vision by reshaping the cornea. More than 90% of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better. Study shows up to 98% of patients are satisfied with their LASIK results.¹
The LASIK surgeons of Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center have performed thousands of laser eye surgery procedures and are dedicated to using the safest, most effective, and most advanced technology available to help deliver the best vision.
We know that no two eyes are alike—so why should your treatment be any different? At Galanis Cataract Laser Eye Center, we offer a personalized approach to your vision correction. Our all-laser procedure incorporates advanced wavefront technology to create a 3D map of your cornea. This gives us measurements as much as 25 times more precise, to deliver a one-of-a-kind LASIK procedure tailored to your eyes.² Ask us about customized laser vision correction just for you.
The LASIK procedure can help reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses by correcting:
To determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, your Galanis Cataract Laser Eye Center eye doctor will conduct a thorough examination with specialized diagnostic testing and scans. The ideal LASIK candidate:
Is at least 18 years of age
Has stable vision (no eye prescription change in the past year)
Has a vision correction need that is treatable with LASIK (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
Has healthy corneas and good overall eye health
Patients typically not eligible for LASIK include those with the following conditions:
Dry eye disease
Autoimmune disorder such as lupus or Sjogren’s syndrome
Corneal ulcers or corneal abrasion
No. The anesthetic eye drops applied before the surgery begins ensures that there is no pain during the procedure. You might feel a sensation of pressure or experience dimming of your vision at various points in the procedure.
The cost of LASIK depends on several factors such as whether one or both eyes are being treated, what technology is used, etc. Laser vision correction may be more affordable than you think. When you consider the cost of glasses, contacts, and cleaning solutions, LASIK is a long-term investment that can actually save you money while improving your quality of life. Our goal is to make LASIK affordable for everyone, so we offer flexible financing options as well.
Most medical and vision insurance plans do not cover LASIK, as it is an elective procedure. However, flex spending accounts (FSAs) may be utilized to pay for the surgery using pre-tax dollars.
No. You will not be able to drive until at least 24 hours after your LASIK procedure (after being cleared by your eye doctor). Arrange for transportation to and from your surgery and your first follow-up visit. You will be asked to keep your eyes closed for the ride home after your procedure. We recommend having a driver for the one-day follow-up visit in case you still feel you have watery or hazy vision the next day.
Yes. LASIK has a satisfaction rate of up to 98%.¹
Looking for LASIK eye surgery providers in St. Louis, Missouri? Schedule a consultation with the skilled eye doctors of Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center. We’ll assess your eye health and discuss the best treatment options for your specific needs.
Reference¹. Sandoval HP, Donnenfeld ED, Kohnen T, et al. Modern laser in situ keratomileusis outcomes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(8):1224-1234.
Reference². Phoropter measures in 0.25 D increments. Wavefront Aberrometer measures in 0.01 D increments. 25/1 = 25 (From https://www.jjvision.com/press-release/johnson-johnson-vision-launches-next-generation-personalized-lasik-treatment-idesign)