Thinking About Vision Correction?

Are you ready to take the next step into a world of better vision, increased confidence, and improved quality of life? Obtaining vision correction services is never an easy decision to make, but the caring and professional ophthalmologists at Wise Eye Associates are here to make your treatment as simple and stress-free as possible.

Dr. Wise and her staff will begin by providing an evaluation of your condition to determine what correction services are appropriate for you. They will guide you through the process every step of the way, from the first consultation to the day of your surgery (if needed). Your treatment will be tailored to fit YOU.

If LASIK eye surgery is recommended after your initial consultation with Dr. Wise, she will explain the details of the procedure. LASIK is a common procedure with low risk factors and few side effects.

For more information about the procedure or to find answers to the most frequently asked questions, please read our LASIK FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Experienced LASIK Surgeon Dr. Kimberly Wise

Dr. Wise has been performing LASIK since 1999. She herself provides care to her LASIK patients before, during, and after the procedure. You will not be sent to an optometrist for pre-operative or post-operative care.

Dr. Wise continually evaluates advances in vision correction technology, because her patients rightfully look to her to provide the best treatments available. She doesn’t look at state-of-the-art technology as a “cost,” because she knows that it is an investment to the futures of her patients.

Common causes of poor vision

What exactly leads to vision loss and malfunction? Ideally, the eye focuses light entering through the cornea and the lens onto the retina, the sensitive membrane at the back of the eye that connects to the optic nerve. If malformations of the eye prevent the light entering the eye from correctly reflecting onto the retina, then poor vision is a result. Common causes of blurred vision (“refractive error”) generally involve the condition of the lens, the contour of the cornea, or the shape of the eye itself.

Common Eye Disorders

The shape of a myopia eye causes light to focus in front of the retina rather than on it. Near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects are blurred.

The shape of the hyperopia eye causes light to focus behind the retina. Farsighted individuals see distant objects well, but near objects are blurred.

The eye’s cornea normally has a uniformly rounded curvature, much like the surface of a ball. With the most common type of astigmatism, the cornea has a more oval, oblong contour that causes blurred vision because light passing through it tends to focus on more than one spot on the retina. Astigmatism can occur in combination with myopia and hyperopia, causing extensively more vision loss than either of those conditions alone.

Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism (“lower-order” aberrations) account for approximately 85% of refractive errors. “Higher-order” aberrations are more complex visual errors that may cause difficulties when driving at night because of glare and halos, and may be responsible for double vision or reduced contrast sensitivity. Higher-order aberrations generally cannot be detected during a standard eye exam. State-of-the-art wavefront technology identifies and maps these aberrations, making it possible to customize your LASIK treatment for better results.

The eye’s natural lens flexes to focus on objects at near, intermediate, and far distances. As the eye matures, the lens loses its flexibility, making it increasingly difficult to change focus from distance to close-up activities like reading. This condition, called presbyopia, begins to appear at around age 40 and affects nearly everyone as they age.

In Capable Hands

Dr. Wise performs LASIK procedures at a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Moore dedicated to eye surgery only.

LASIK Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever asked yourself, “Can Dr. Wise give me the vision of my dreams?” or “Is LASIK right for me?” Following your LASIK consultation, Dr. Wise can tell you for certain if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery.

LASIK laser vision correction is not for everyone. Certain factors, such as corneal thickness or the strength of your eyeglass prescription determine whether or not you may be a candidate. That is why, before any vision correction procedure is performed, our eye care professionals will conduct a detailed examination to determine your candidacy. Based on the results of those tests, Dr. Wise will recommend the vision correction option best suited for you.

All LASIK procedures begin with the creation of a flap in the cornea, followed by a laser treatment that takes place under that flap. The traditional method of creating a corneal flap involves a hand-held device called a microkeratome for this important first step of the procedure. Following the creation of the flap, a laser is used to reshape the eye for vision correction.

The LASIK procedure is virtually pain-free. You will be given a mild sedative to help you relax and special drops to numb your eyes. Some patients may feel a slight pressure during the procedure, but this is normal and will not last following your surgery. Many patients feel nothing at all.

Recent advances, such as wavefront diagnostics and iris registration, make the LASIK procedure safer and more precise than ever before. Iris registration compensates for eye movement to maintain precise alignment during treatment. Wavefront diagnostic technology measures an eye’s imperfection with many times the precision of standard methods. The same technology that was originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes for viewing distant objects in space is now being used to produce very precise maps of the eye.

This is important because like fingerprints, no two eyes are alike. Dr. Wise can transfer the detail provided by a wavefront map to the laser and offer a more precise custom LASIK procedure to correct a particular eye’s unique imperfections. She offers wavefront technology because precision diagnostics lead to precise results.

Dr. Wise performs LASIK procedures at a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Moore dedicated to eye surgery only.

The results of LASIK can be witnessed almost immediately after the procedure, and normally, complete vision returns in less than a week. In a matter of days, you will be able to return to your normal activities with clearer sight and greater confidence!