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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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LASIK, a popular refractive surgery, is a procedure that utilizes laser technology to correct refractive errors, providing you with greater visual freedom. At Frantz EyeCare, we are proud to offer LASIK to individuals who desire to reduce their dependence on visual aids like contact lenses and glasses.

How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK is a procedure that aims to correct your natural refractive error. During the LASIK procedure, your LASIK surgeon will use a special laser to precisely reshape your cornea.

In order to reach the inner layers of the cornea, your LASIK surgeon will first create a flap in the top layer of your cornea. Then, they will use the laser to reshape the inner layers of your cornea.

This reshaping aims to improve the way light is focused onto the retina, resulting in clearer vision. The corneal flap created during the procedure is then repositioned, and the cornea heals naturally over time without the need for stitches.

How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

The cost of LASIK eye surgery can vary depending on factors such as the surgeon's experience and the specific needs of each patient. However, at Frantz EyeCare, in Fort Meyers, Florida, we offer financing options like the CareCredit credit card that make it easier to afford vision care, including LASIK.

CareCredit allows you to have your procedure right away and pay for it over time with convenient monthly payments that fit your budget. If you're considering LASIK, but are concerned about the cost, schedule a LASIK consultation at Frantz EyeCare to learn more about your financing options.

Who Is A Good Candidate For LASIK?

In general, good candidates for LASIK are at least eighteen years old, have had a stable vision prescription for at least one year, and have healthy corneas with adequate thickness. It's also important that you do not have any existing eye diseases or conditions that may interfere with the healing process.

Additionally, you should have realistic expectations and be committed to following all pre- and post-operative care instructions provided. The only way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is to visit your eye doctor at Frantz Eyecare for a thorough evaluation.

How Long Does LASIK Last?

In most cases, the vision correction achieved through LASIK is stable and does not diminish over time. However, it's important to note that certain factors, like age-related changes in vision or the development of new eye conditions, can impact vision even after LASIK.

Additionally, some people may require touch-up procedures in the future to address changes in their vision. While LASIK offers long-lasting vision correction, regular eye examinations are still recommended to monitor eye health and address potential vision changes.

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Worth It?

Determining if LASIK eye surgery is worth it depends on various factors. If you're considering having the procedure, it's important that you carefully weigh your specific needs, expectations, and overall eye health.

While LASIK can significantly improve vision for many people, results can vary. Realistic expectations are crucial, as some people may still require glasses or contact lenses for certain activities.

Other factors to consider include the potential benefits in terms of lifestyle and convenience. Ultimately, a thorough discussion with your eye doctor at Frantz EyeCare can help you make an informed decision about whether or not LASIK may be worth it for you.

Is LASIK Surgery Painful?

LASIK surgery is generally considered to be a painless procedure. Before the procedure, anesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the eyes.

This helps ensure that you are more comfortable during the procedure. Most patients report feeling only minor pressure or a slight sensation during the procedure but no pain.

Some people may experience temporary dryness or scratchiness in the eyes for a few days following the procedure, which can be managed with eye drops.

Are you interested in learning more about LASIK or determining if you may be a candidate for the procedure? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Frantz EyeCare in Fort Myers, FL, today!

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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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Vanderbukt University
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University of Miami
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 (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.



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.

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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 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 our expert LASIK surgeons, 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.

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Do I Need to Wait to Have LASIK Until the Procedure Is Perfected?
Since its introduction in 1999, LASIK has become a widely adopted procedure with impressive outcomes. LASIK is considered the ultimate solution for those seeking permanent vision correction, as it significantly reduces or eliminates the need for glasses and contacts.

LASIK holds the distinction of being the most extensively researched and scrutinized elective surgical procedure in the field of medicine.
Could LASIK Permanently Damage My Eyesight?
LASIK is safe and effective, but like any procedure, it carries some risks. While rare, potential complications include dry eyes, glare, halos, and night vision problems. However, serious vision loss is extremely rare. Choosing an experienced LASIK surgeon, like Dr. Frantz, and undergoing thorough preoperative evaluations minimize the risks.
Could My Prescription Be Too Strong For LASIK?
LASIK can correct a wide range of prescriptions, including moderate to high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, there are limits to the amount of correction that can be achieved.

In some cases, if the prescription is too strong or the cornea is too thin, Dr. Frantz may recommend an alternative procedure. During your LASIK consultation, Dr. Frantz will determine the best course of action based on your specific prescription and eye health.
Is LASIK Only Temporary?
LASIK is considered a permanent vision correction procedure. However, it is important to note that the eyes can still undergo age-related changes, such as presbyopia, which is difficulty focusing on near objects with age, or other vision conditions unrelated to the initial refractive error.

While LASIK can address refractive errors, additional treatments may be required in the future to address new vision changes. Regular eye examinations and consultations with an eye care professional can help manage any evolving vision needs over time.
Can I Still Have Cataract Surgery if I Have LASIK?
Having LASIK in the past does not disqualify someone from undergoing cataract surgery in the future. Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded natural lens of the eye with an artificial intraocular lens, also known as an IOL.

Your cataract surgeon can select an appropriate IOL power to correct any residual refractive error or astigmatism during the cataract surgery, taking into account your previous LASIK procedure. An experienced cataract surgeon is well-equipped to manage these considerations and provide successful outcomes for patients with LASIK.
Does LASIK Cause Dry Eye or Decrease Your Nighttime Vision?
In the earlier days of LASIK, dry eye and nighttime glare or halos were common after the procedure. However, advancements like Bladeless LASIK have mitigated these concerns for most patients.

While temporary dryness is possible post-surgery, it can often be managed with lubricating eye drops. Patients usually experience significant improvement within a few months.

Nighttime vision issues have also decreased due to improved laser techniques.
Can You Be Too Young or Too Old For LASIK?
LASIK does not have a strict age limit, but most LASIK surgeons require patients to be at least eighteen years old to ensure their vision is stable after the procedure. Those who are younger than eighteen may still experience changes in their prescriptions due to normal growth.

For those in their fifties, sixties, or seventies, LASIK can still be an option. If you are interested in LASIK, schedule a LASIK consultation so Dr. Frantz can help determine the best vision correction option for you.
Can I Get LASIK If I Need Reading Glasses?
Contrary to misconceptions, the need for reading glasses does not disqualify someone from the procedure. Presbyopia, the loss of sharp near vision, is a common vision problem that often comes with age.

Monovision is a technique used during LASIK where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near vision. This technique can allow you to be able to see at both distance and near if you have presbyopia.

During your LASIK consultation, Dr. Frantz will assess whether or not monovision is a good option for you.
Is LASIK Expensive?
LASIK may initially seem expensive, but when considering the long-term costs associated with corrective eyewear, it can actually be a cost-effective option. Expenses for glasses, contact lenses, solutions, prescription sunglasses, and regular eye doctor visits accumulate over several years.

In contrast, LASIK is a one-time expense. For individuals who wear contact lenses, it is estimated that the cost of LASIK can be recouped within approximately three years.

Ultimately, LASIK offers a potential financial benefit and freedom from ongoing expenses related to traditional vision correction methods.
Can Anyone Have LASIK?
Although LASIK has made permanent vision correction possible for most adults, not everyone is a suitable candidate. Those with chronic cornea issues, certain eye conditions, or other health issues may not be eligible for LASIK.

In order to determine if LASIK is a good option for you, schedule a LASIK consultation at Frantz EyeCare in Fort Myers, FL, today!

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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