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LASIK:

It's Time to Start Seeing Your World Without Glasses & Contacts.

In the last 20 years, millions of people all over the world have improved their vision and their lives with the breakthrough LASIK procedure.

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Patients report saving an extra $10k+ after LASIK compared to what they spent on glasses and contacts.

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Immediate Results

LASIK can provide an immediate improvement in your vision. While it may take a few weeks to completely adjust, most patients report clearer vision right away.

More Freedom and Flexibility

Corrective lenses often get in the way, limiting your enjoyment of certain activities. Getting rid of glasses or contacts allows you to enjoy greater freedom in your life.

Long-Term Savings

While LASIK has a greater upfront cost, you may end up saving hundreds of dollars each year by not having to update your eyeglass or contact prescription.

What is LASIK?

Chances are, you’ve heard of LASIK. But do you know how it works or what the procedure entails? LASIK is a form of laser vision correction, one of the most popular elective surgeries in the U.S. Using a laser beam, an eye surgeon can reshape the cornea of your eye to make it more ideal for focusing light, thus improving your vision.

LASIK can be used to correct some of the most common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In fact, many of our Fort Myers area patients report that LASIK has helped them eliminate their need for contact lenses or glasses. Some of these ecstatic patients have worn corrective lenses their entire lives.

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'One-To-One' Patient Care

Dr. Jonathan Frantz and our eye doctors are dedicated to providing custom eye care solutions for each of their patients in a warm and friendly environment while utilizing the most advanced technology available. Our southwest Florida ophthalmologists are happy to assist in anyway possible. We provide a comprehensive and Board Certified Staff of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.

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Dr,Jonathon Frantz
Vanderbukt University
Magna cum laude
University of Miami
Honors
Louisiana State University
Ophthalmology Residency
Fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery
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The Wavelight LASIK Procedures

Every eye is as unique as the person to whom it gives sight. Our WaveLight® technology provides an advanced procedure that precisely adapts to the unique curvature of your eye. The result is a more ideal, natural eye shape for optimal vision. WaveLight Technology leads the market in treatment times and allows for the seamless transfer of patient data, resulting in enhanced efficiency and accuracy, along with optimized outcomes.

The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser offers a wide range of customization options for your unique eyes. Dr. Frantz , your Fort Myers Eye Surgeons, can perform an individualized laser vision correction treatment just for you that can result in crisp, clear vision.

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Eye Conditions Correctable with LASIK Surgery

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Myopia (nearsightedness)

The normal eye is a perfect sphere, where the cornea and lens focus light to form an image on the back inside surface of the eye, known as the retina. With myopia, the cornea’s curvature is too steep for the shape of the eye. The light is focused in front of the retina, causing distant objects to appear blurry.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

In farsightedness, the image focuses behind the retina because the cornea is too flat. In our youth, the lens inside our eye adjusts to compensate for this. As we age, our eyes become less able to accommodate. For this reason, farsightedness becomes a problem later in life. Many farsighted eyes do not need correction until the individual reaches age 40 to 50. Farsightedness can be corrected by a method that increases the total refractive power of the eye by steepening the cornea.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

The front of the astigmatic eye is not perfectly round, but more oval or asymmetric like a football. Incoming light focuses at multiple points instead of one. Astigmatism can make wearing contact lenses difficult or even impossible.

LASIK Financing

We continuously strive to provide our patients with the quality eye care they expect and deserve. Therefore, we appreciate that payment is received for all office services at the time they are rendered. Our financial counselors will be happy to guide and assist you in various methods of payment.

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LASIK Risks / Benefits

Paddleboarding FamilyLASIK surgery was approved by FDA in the late 90s. Since then millions of people are now enjoying freedom from glasses and contacts. Yet many patients still have concerns about the procedure – how it works, its safety and more. With the help of LASIK surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Robin, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 concerns about LASIK surgery. Our goal is to help rid you of any anxiety associated with LASIK surgery as you research whether or not the procedure is right for you. Frantz EyeCare proudly offers the Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Leigh Acres, and the surrounding Florida areas.

Concern #1. I need to put off having LASIK until it’s been perfected.
Since LASIK was first introduced in 1999, an estimated 16 million people in the U.S. and 25 million people worldwide have undergone the procedure with excellent results. It is a remarkably successful, FDA-approved procedure that is the gold standard for patients who want to permanently correct their vision and reduce or even eliminate their need for glasses and contacts. In fact, LASIK is approved by the U.S. Military for servicemen and women, and by NASA for astronauts. Did you know that LASIK is the most intensively researched and studied elective surgical procedure in all of medicine? Most patients can expect a greater than 90% chance of achieving 20/20 vision without correction following LASIK
Concern #2. LASIK is too risky. Could I permanently damage my eyesight?
No surgery is risk-free, but according to an extensive, multi-center study undertaken by the FDA and the US Dept of Defense and reported in 2014, LASIK has an excellent record of visual results, minimal risks/complications and very high patient satisfaction. More than 95 percent of patients in the study achieved 20/20 vision or better after their procedure and all were very satisfied with their results. Realistically, the only completely risk-free vision correction is wearing glasses. While safe in the vast majority of patients, risks of complications with contact lenses are well documented and have the potential for problems related to improper use or poor hygiene, which can lead to infections of the cornea. In addition, contact lens solution has the potential for contamination, which could be damaging to eyesight. And, recent studies are finding that prolonged use of contact lenses may contribute to other vision challenges over time.
Concern #3. I wouldn’t qualify for LASIK. The degree of correction I need is too severe.
Thanks to advances in technology, the vast majority of people are good candidates for LASIK surgery today. A combination of sophisticated preoperative diagnostic tools and our leading-edge lasers used during the procedure make LASIK appropriate and safe for a wide range of prescriptions. It is true that when LASIK was first introduced more than two decades ago, it was only available to patients with nearsightedness. But today, it is widely used and accepted for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. While there may still be certain situations where LASIK is not recommended, if you, a friend or family member were told in the past that you were not a good candidate for LASIK, we recommend that you get a second opinion to see if that might have changed. Our free evaluation can help you to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure.
Concern #4. LASIK is only temporary. I’ll have to undergo surgery when I’m older.
LASIK is permanent. The procedure reshapes the cornea, the clear outer surface of the eye. Once the procedure is complete, the corneal tissue that is removed never grows back. You may know of people who needed an “enhancement” or a “touch-up,” but this is a very small percentage – less than 5 percent. Enhancements are performed in order to upgrade the results after the three-month visit and up to one-year post-surgery. It is rare for LASIK-corrected vision to regress to the point that you would need to have the procedure again years later.
Concern #5. If I have LASIK, I won’t be able to have cataract surgery if I need it in the future.
There is no relationship between LASIK and cataract surgery. LASIK does not cause cataracts, accelerate the development of cataracts, or interfere with patients undergoing successful cataract surgery. LASIK changes the shape of the cornea to correct vision errors, while cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens inside the eye, usually due to age. Patients who underwent LASIK two decades ago while in their 30s and 40s are now in their 50s and 60s and may be developing cataracts. With our Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery procedure, we are able to offer them excellent outcomes. Thousands of people all over the world have had successful cataract surgery after LASIK.
Concern #6. LASIK causes dry eyes and terrible nighttime vision
In the early days of LASIK, there were reports of dry eye and nighttime glare or halos. With the introduction of Bladeless LASIK and other advances, however, these issues are less of a problem for the majority of patients. It is true that following LASIK, there may be some degree of temporary dryness due to decreased tear production post-surgery. But we take steps to manage this side effect by having patients use lubricating eye drops to reduce any discomfort. The vast majority of patients report significant improvement in only a few months. Similarly, nighttime vision is also less of an issue today due to improvements in the way the laser is used to reshape the cornea. Mild symptoms almost always disappear within a few months. Recently, Dr. Robin performed LASIK on two brothers who are professional baseball players. Their major motivation for LASIK was to sharpen their nighttime vision, and they have been very pleased with the results.
Concern #7. I am too old or too young to have LASIK.
The truth is, there is really not an age limit for LASIK. However, most LASIK surgeons specify that patients must be at least 18 years old. Prior to that, your prescription may still be changing due to the normal growth and development that occurs during the teen years. If you will be attending college in the near future and want to have LASIK before starting school, schedule a consultation, so we can discuss whether vision correction is appropriate at this time. You can also take our 60-second quiz to determine if LASIK is right for you.

LASIK can also be successfully performed on patients in their 50s, 60s or even 70s. However, these age groups are more likely to have other potentially vision-affecting disorders, like cataracts. Patients who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s and desire to be less dependent on glasses should also schedule a consultation to make sure they are good candidates. If cataracts are an issue, we may recommend cataract surgery with ActiveLens™ that allows for seamless vision at all distances without the need for contacts or glasses.
Concern #8. LASIK is only for distance, and I need reading glasses.
Some patients have the misunderstanding that by the time they reach 40, they are too old for LASIK. Others think that because they now need reading glasses, they do not qualify for LASIK. Neither situation is accurate. Loss of sharp, close-up vision is called presbyopia and is common as people age. Fortunately, there is a now an effective solution – we can correct one eye for distance and the other eye for near vision. This technique is called monovision. For patients who don’t have difficulty with distance vision and have never worn glasses, it may be possible to correct just one eye for reading. The vast majority of patients tolerate monovision well. We will assess your tolerance of monovision during your preoperative evaluation. If you need reading glasses and also want LASIK, schedule a consultation to determine if monovision would be appropriate for you.
Concern #9. LASIK is too expensive for me to afford.
Consider the costs associated with corrective eyewear. The list is endless and can include glasses, contact lenses, contact lens solutions, progressive lenses, cases, prescription designer sunglasses and doctor’s visits. Now multiply that over a 20- or 30-year period. Your costs can easily run into tens of thousands of dollars, especially if you require more severe correction and need special lenses. LASIK is a one-time only cost. If you wear contact lenses, it is estimated that LASIK will pay for itself in about three years.
Concern #10. Can anyone have LASIK?
While advances in LASIK technology make permanent vision correction a reality for the vast majority of adults, there are individuals who are not good candidates. People who have chronic issues related to the cornea, other eye diseases, certain medical conditions may not be appropriate candidates for LASIK. As with any procedure, there is no guarantee, although it is important to note that LASIK has a long track record of success with millions of satisfied patients.

If you are thinking about having LASIK Eye Surgery, reach out to our offices in Fort Myers, Napes, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Naples, and Lehigh Acres, FL, here are “10 Questions to Ask Your LASIK Surgeon". We encourage you to take this form to your consultation to take notes.

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Fort Myers
12731 New Brittany Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Cape Coral
3515 Del Prado Blvd. South
Cape Coral, FL 33904
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Naples
2500 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34103
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Lehigh Acres
3020 Lee Blvd.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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Punta Gorda
109 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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1201 Piper Blvd., #22
Naples FL 34110
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7075 Radio Rd
Naples FL 34104
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