Follow the LASIK Patient Journey at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute

What Is LASIK?

One of the most common elective surgeriesLASIK – short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – has helped over 10 million people achieve near-perfect vision. This safe and effective laser vision correction surgery offers the ability to restore 20/25 vision or better, completely removing the lifelong need for contacts and glasses. LASIK procedure corrects a refractive error (farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism) so you can say goodbye to blurry vision.

LASIK surgery requires the use of a special laser and a skilled professional. At Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, the best eye doctors for LASIK surgery will reshape the cornea, which involves removing some of your corneal tissue. This adjustment focuses the light on the retina in the back of the eye, making words, objects and images clearer. LASIK can provide better vision for those with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. This painless outpatient procedure typically lasts approximately 15 minutes for both eyes with immediate results and the healing process involves minimal recovery. An outpatient procedure means you are able to leave once the procedure is finished. Many patients are able to resume normal activities the following day.

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute delivers exceptional results and clear vision for our valued LASIK patients through our commitment to safety and quality and state-of-the-art equipment. Our Wavelight Contoura system is an FDA-approved technology known to produce the best outcomes for a unique range of patients. This equipment studies the topography of the eye, enhancing precision and allowing your surgeon to deliver custom results.

Ladies enjoying lunch together with great results from LASIK surgery Young ladies laughing in a restaurant with clear vision from LASIK eye surgery

How Do I Know If LASIK Eye Surgery Is Right for Me?

Whether you want to cut down on your time spent putting in contacts, skip the hassle of replacing lost or broken glasses, or simply wake up with a natural crisp view of the world, LASIK may be a good fit for you. But depending on your vision and health conditions, this procedure is not always a possibility. 

Thankfully, Swagel Wootton Eye Institute offers a free consultation, including a comprehensive eye exam to determine the best route for you based on your lifestyle and vision goals. Get started on the road to clearer vision by scheduling an appointment or taking our quick self-test.


LASIK eye surgery patient enjoying a hike with friends Young group of friends enjoying a hike together with clear vision: LASIK surgery patient

What Are My Options Beyond LASIK?

Corrective laser eye surgery is not one-size-fits-all, so LASIK may not be the most ideal option for your vision problem. Nevertheless, there are a number of safe alternative surgical procedures to address your vision concerns and give you a life free from eyewear. There are many different types of refractive surgery available.

Some patients may consider CLE, or clear lens exchange, where LASIK surgeons in Arizona will replace your natural lens with an artificial lens to correct farsightedness and strengthen the corneas. ICL, another option, uses an implanted lens that work with the natural lens to improve vision. If you are a candidate set on a LASIK-like procedure, PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is the technique used with much success for decades before LASIK.

With the help of our team of the best eye surgeons for LASIK surgery, you can determine the right corrective eye procedure for you. Schedule a free consultation to start making the journey to a clearer life.