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.
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.learn more about Dr. Frantz
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.learn more
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.
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.
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.
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.