Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK eye surgery, is a common but delicate procedure that can help you turn around your vision and minimize or even eliminate the need for corrective lenses. The key to success? Choosing the right doctor and understanding what to expect before you go in.


LASIK can be used to treat several common vision problems:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness): You can see nearby objects clearly, but objects in the distance may be blurry or otherwise distorted
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness): The opposite of myopia, in which you can clearly see objects in the distance but those objects close to you are blurry
  • Astigmatism: Overall blurry vision affecting objects near and far

What Makes You a Good Candidate (and What Might Rule You Out)

The only way to truly know if you’re a good candidate for LASIK is to schedule a consult with one of our providers, but in general the ideal candidate for LASIK is:

  • At least 18 years old
  • In good general health
  • Free of eye diseases
  • Not nursing or pregnant
  • Have relatively stable vision
  • No eye infections or injuries

The Truth About LASIK: After Your Surgery

No two patients are the same, but one thing is universal: Follow your doctor’s recommendations and you’ll have the best possible chance for an incredible outcome. Long before your procedure, we’ll sit down and discuss what to expect from LASIK so you know exactly what’s to come.

We perform our LASIK surgeries on Fridays; sleep afterward to reduce post-operative irritation, rest up over the weekend, and by Monday you’ll most likely be ready to return to your normal routine. Make sure you keep all your follow-up exams — they’re a vital part of continued healing.

To learn more about LASIK, sign up for one of our upcoming LASIK seminars and see what this surgery could mean for your future.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Saturday 5/25 – Peoria Office by Appointment Only
All Other Offices Closed

Monday 5/27 – All Offices Closed

Tuesday 5/28 – Resume Normal Hours at All Locations

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Holiday Hours

Saturday, 9/2

Peoria office open by appointment only

(Pekin & Washington are always closed on Saturdays)

Monday, 9/4

All offices closed

Tuesday, 9/5

Peoria & Pekin offices resume normal hours

Note: The Washington office will remain closed for renovations until Monday, Sept 18. 2023