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Lasik Consultations Eden Prairie

LASIK Consultations Eden Prairie

Are you looking for a place to get a Lasik consultation in Eden Prairie? Here at Art of Optiks Eden Prairie, we understand and value how important your eyesight is. Seeing without the hassle of contact lenses or glasses is a gift we love to give. 


If you are ready to look into Lasik, our certified and award-winning doctors are here to help schedule a consultation with your next eye exam. With precision and care, they will take the time to go over each step of the Lasik process so that you can decide if Lasik is the best fit for your eyes.

What is LASIK?

Laser in-situ keratomileusis, or Lasik, is an eye surgery designed to fix vision issues related to irregularities in the cornea. Lasik is often used to correct: 


  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism is a curvature or irregularity in the shape of the cornea. Astigmatism often causes blurry vision, makes it difficult to make out specific details of objects, and causes different lights, like headlights, to be distorted. Because Lasik eye surgery reshapes the cornea, it is a cure for astigmatism. 
  • Myopia (near-sightedness): When you are near an object, it appears clear; the farther you are from it, the blurrier it becomes. 
  • Hyperopia (far-sightedness): When you are far from an object, it appears clear; the nearer you are to it, the blurrier it becomes. 


Lasik is a safe, pain-free, and relatively quick procedure. It takes our doctors an average of 20 minutes to perform your surgery. Your eyes are numbed using medication; one laser removes a small flap from your cornea, while another reshapes the cornea. The small flap is back in place, and you are on your way to clear sight. 


It is common to have some dryness after getting Lasik. Our professional care team, however, will give you everything you need to make your recovery as comfortable and quick as possible. 


 As with any surgery, risks can be involved, so a Lasik consultation with our skilled doctors in Eden Prairie is needed to determine whether Lasik is a good or viable option for you.

Patient Background + History

Our doctors take all precautions to ensure Lasik is your right step. One of the ways they do this is by looking over each patient’s background, eye-related history, and other essential factors before deciding if you are a candidate for Lasik. 


A few of the things our doctors look for are:


  • Allergies, especially sensitivity to medications 
  • The overall health of the eyes
  • Family health history
  • Outside factors that could potentially be harming your eyes


Because each factor is crucial in a Lasik consultation, you must give our doctors in Eden Prairie all the information needed. Having a background and health history ensures the safety of your eyes and the success of your potential Lasik surgery. 

Taking a Closer Look at Your Eye Health

At Art of Optiks Eden Prairie, your eye health is our top priority and will be prioritized during your Lasik consultation. Along with your background and family history, our doctors will run a series of tests on your eye to ensure it is healthy enough for Lasik. 


Our doctors will be with you every step of the way and encourage you to ask any questions about the tests or about the Lasik procedure itself. Some examples of eye tests we run are: 


Eye Measurements

Our doctors will use a high-powered microscope to thoroughly examine your eye. This machine is used when they will take measurements of the different parts of your eye, which is the information needed for your Lasik surgery. Utilizing this high-powered microscope will also enable our doctors to see any health issues within the eye that may be causing your sight problems. 


Eye Dilation

The doctor will use a solution called Tropicamide to enlarge your pupils. Doing this lets us get a clear look at the back of your eyes and take the proper measurements. 


Ability to Focus

Our doctors will check to see what is causing your eye issues. Checking your vision, ability to focus, and how far you can see are a few examples of these tests. The ability to concentrate on tests will be familiar to those who wear glasses or contacts. 


Analysis of the Front of the Eye

At Art of Optiks Eden Prairie, our doctors use state-of-the-art equipment to take detailed scans of the front of your eye. With these scans, our doctors can determine the health of your eyelids, check for any damage to the front of the eye, and spot any signs of potential cataracts. 


Inside + Surface of the Eye

Our doctors will use state-of-the-art equipment to check on the status of your retina. The retina is responsible for taking in light (photons) that enters the eye, and transferring those photons to your brain, which allows you to process images. In short, it is how you see. The tests performed on the retina will ensure it functions as it should.

Are You a Candidate?

Using your history and the results from the eye analysis, our Art of Optiks doctors will determine whether Lasik is a good fit for your eyes. Several factors help our doctors determine if you are a candidate for Lasik. Some of these factors are things like:


  • Age 
  • Medical History
  • Eye Health 
  • Pregnancy or Nursing 
  • Eye Dryness
  • Previous Eye Injuries 


If you are a candidate, our doctors will discuss Lasik’s pros and potential risks with you. This information will allow you to make the most informed decision possible when deciding if Lasik is for you. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have at your Lasik consultation, and our doctors in Eden Prairie are here to help and want you to understand every step of the Lasik process.

Locations & Doctors

If you are ready to take the next step, we are here to help! We are a highly rated and awarded team of professionals and are working diligently to expand our number of locations. Our fantastic doctors, Victoria Whitman and Timothy Haupert, are excited to meet with you and walk you through every step of the Lasik process. 

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