Welcome to Professional Eyecare Associates Laser Center. We are proud to be the leading provider of laser vision correction in Central Mississippi. Our LASIK surgery services have enabled thousands to see clearly. We combine experience with the latest technology to achieve superior results.
From traditional Lasik to CustomVue Lasik, our world-class surgeon, Dr. John Lyon, offers his patients’ eye care excellence in the comfort of a state-of-the-art facility in Jackson, MS.
We are also proud to offer the new IntraLase LASIK, also known as blade-free Lasik. IntraLase LASIK is the SAFEST, MOST-ADVANCED form of Lasik available. If you have been looking for an experienced LASIK surgeon, please call us at 601-605-2259 to schedule a free consultation at our Madison clinic or CLICK HERE to submit your request online.
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For information on IntraLase LASIK, the safest, most advanced form of laser vision correction possible, CLICK HERE.
Professional Eyecare Associates offers a blade-free CustomVue INTRALASE-LASIK experience, which combines two exciting technological advances that offer patients a real possibility to achieve a better than 20/20 outcome. These advances are the Ziemer FEMTO LDV Femtosecond Laser, which creates the corneal flap, and the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser with CustomVue, for shaping a perfect corneal surface.
The result is a tremendous level of control and customization, making the blade-free INTRALASE-LASIK experience safer and more precise than ever. Patients are more comfortable during the procedure, experience a faster visual recovery and a better visual outcome.
The Facts about CustomVUE LASIK
While Traditional Lasik is an excellent choice for many patients, CustomVue Lasik is improved laser vision correction technology that allows your surgeon to further customize laser vision correction to your individual eyes.
- Unlike conventional Lasik surgery, CustomVue Lasik eye surgery treats lower and higher-order aberrations from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, to glare and halos.
- With CustomVue Lasik, a 3-D map of your eye is created that supplies critical information to our surgeon, so that your vision correction can be customized to your specific needs.
- Most people who have had the CustomVue Lasik procedure notice they are seeing more clearly than with glasses or contacts.
- Not everyone is a good candidate for CustomVue Lasik; your candidacy will be determined at your screening
- Contact us to schedule a comprehensive consultation to determine the best treatment for you.
How CustomVUE Works
- Using wavefront technology, an analyzer projects waves of light into the eye.
- A customized map is created for each individual eye.
- Digital technology identifies and measures imperfections 25 times more precisely than Traditional Lasik to offer higher levels of precision and treatment accuracy.
Clinical Studies Support CustomVue Lasik Benefits
- CustomVue Lasik provides a greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision.
- Potential for better vision exceeds that of contact lenses or glasses.
- Many patients report clearer, sharper vision after having CustomVue Lasik.
- Incidence of glare and halos is reduced with CustomVue Lasik laser vision procedures.
- With CustomVue Lasik laser vision correction there is a better potential for improved overall vision, day and night.
Higher Order Aberrations Are Treated With CustomVue Lasik
- Aberrations are visual imperfections that may affect your vision. They vary from one person to the next, and are “lower” or “higher” in nature.
- Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are lower-order aberrations previously treated with Traditional Lasik.
- Higher-order aberrations that link to glare and halos and could not be adequately corrected with glasses, contacts, or traditional LASIK, can be treated with CustomVue LASIK.
- Your doctor will recommend the procedure best suited for your eyes.
The Technology Behind CustomVue Lasik
- Unlike traditional Lasik, CustomVue Lasik uses a tool called a wavefront analyzer to measure the way light travels through your eye.
- A customized 3-D map of your eye is created from these measurements and shows your entire optical system, providing information about the unique visual characteristics of your eye.
- Each and every eye has its own unique characteristics and your surgeon uses this data to further customize your vision correction.
- For more details about the evolution of CustomVue Lasik and specifics of how the wavefront analyzer works, CLICK HERE.
The complimentary screening consultation is the first step. During this 30 minute appointment, you will have specific testing performed to assure that you are eligible for the laser treatment. During the screening, we will perform tests to determine what your prescription is and the steepness and the thickness of your cornea. These measurements, along with a detailed medical history, will determine your eligibility for refractive surgery. The remainder of your visit, spent with our refractive counselor, is an interactive and educational session designed to help you understand all aspects of the LASIK procedure.
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The “pre-op exam” is the eye exam before surgery. It includes clinical tests to make sure you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and gives the surgeon the necessary information to perform surgery. One of our highly-trained doctors will be assessing the following aspects of each patient and will make recommendations for surgery pending the outcome of the tests.
Your preoperative exam will include the following components:
- Case History – purpose of visit and expectations, eye health history, last eye exam and prescription, contact lens information, general health information, current medications, allergies, and eye and general health in the family
- Uncorrected visual acuity at distance and near
- Visual field analysis
- Eye alignment testing
- Pupil diameter in dim and bright light
- Eye dominance testing
- Refraction with and without pupil dilation
- Corneal thickness measurements
- Best spectacle corrected visual acuity
- Anterior segment biomicroscopy
- Corneal topography
- Eye pressure testing
- Discussion or indications, risks, benefits, and alternatives to refractive surgery
- Discussion of exam results and likely individual outcome
- Internal eye exam
- Confirmation of realistic expectations and refractive stability
- Informed consent
The doctor will assess the above mentioned components and make a recommendation regarding the course of action for each individual patient. If all tests are confirmed to be satisfactory, the refractive coordinator will then make your appointment for the day of surgery, go over preoperative instructions and issue you several prescriptions.
Day of Surgery
Expect to be at Professional Eyecare Associates for about 1-2 hours the day of your procedure. It is important that you have a companion with you who can drive you home after your procedure.
After you’ve checked in for your appointment, you will have your pre-operative measurements verified by our doctors. You will then proceed to the surgical area where your eyes will be cleansed and anesthetized, and you will have the opportunity to take a mild sedative to help you relax.
The first part of the LASIK procedure is to create the hinged corneal flap using the laser. While your LASIK flap is being created, you will only feel mild pressure for about a minute per eye. (For more information on having a blade-free procedure done, CLICK HERE)
Once the flap is created, you will be placed under the Visx Excimer laser system. During this portion of your procedure, an eyelid holder is used to hold your eye open. You will be asked to focus on a blinking light while the flap is lifted and the cornea is gently reshaped using the advanced laser technology. The laser treatment lasts only seconds and then the flap is put back in place. The corneal flap adheres immediately without the need for stitches.
The Surgeon will then take you into an examination room and take one last look at your eyes. A technician will go over your drop and post-operative instructions after setting up your first two post-operative appointments. It is important to remember that your vision will be cloudy for several hours after your procedure and that it is normal to experience mild irritation such as light sensitivity, tearing and foreign body sensation.
You will return to Professional Eyecare Associates for a brief examination the day after the procedure. By this time, many of our patients see well enough to drive. We will continue to monitor your healing progression at the following intervals: 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. All post-operative exams are included in the price of your surgery.
Because everyone’s eyes are different, we cannot promise perfect vision. We can, however, give you an expectation of your outcome based on prescription, ocular health, and pre-operative testing. In addition, by utilizing the most advanced technology with IntraLase Lasik, we are ensuring that our patients receive the best opportunity to achieve superior results.
The Professional Eyecare Associates team has performed thousands of LASIK procedures with outstanding results, and our commitment to patient care is evident in the thousands of happy patients we see every day.
When considering a vision correction procedure, financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining the eye care you deserve. Our goal is to make refractive surgery affordable for any budget. It is for this reason that we offer a combination of expertise, experience, and advanced technology with payment options to fit a variety of circumstances.
INTRALASE-LASIK (CustomVUE + Blade-Free): $2,000.00 per eye
Traditional LASIK + Blade-Free: $1,500.00 per eye
Upon completion of the pre-op exam, a $150.00 non-refundable fee is due.
CustomVUE PRK: $2,000.00 per eye
Traditional PRK: $1,500.00 per eye
You may choose any of the following payment options:
- Cash or Check
- Credit Card
- Monthly Payment Plan (Care Credit)
Our Monthly Payment Plan Offers:
- Zero Down Payment & Zero Interest for up to 12 months
- Zero Prepayment Penalty
You can also contact our office at 601-605-2259 for more information.
Flexible Spending and Lasik
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), (also called flex plan, reimbursement account, Flex 125, Tax Saving Plan, Medical Spending Account, a Section 125, or a Cafeteria Plan), is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses with pre-tax money. If you expect to incur medical expenses that won’t be reimbursed by your regular health insurance plan, you should be taking advantage of your employer’s FSA, if one is offered. We will provide you with any material needed to approve your Lasik surgery on your Flexible Spending account.
Healthcare financing with CareCredit
Whether you use your healthcare credit card to cover your deductible, or to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance*, CareCredit helps make the health, wellness and beauty treatments and procedures you want possible today.
*Subject to credit approval.