Best LASIK Surgeon In Reno, NV

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VisionCenter is committed to connecting patients to the best local healthcare providers. We reviewed Reno LASIK Surgeons in Reno, Reno, and chose this list based on their:

  • Qualifications and education
  • Years of experience
  • Reputation and resources
  • Past customer experiences

We used AI technology to analyze Reno reviews from Google, Yelp, and Facebook to find patients' favorite surgeons in the area. Our team then went through and hand picked our list of the best LASIK surgeon in Reno.

Nevada Eye Consultants

5420 Kietzke Ln #103, Reno, NV 89511

4.6 out of 5 (136 reviews)

Summary

The lasik surgeon practice is highly rated for their professional and attentive staff who provide excellent guidance from consultation through post-op care. Patients commend their expertise, clear communication, and efficient procedures. Most are very pleased with their vision results and view the process as life-changing. A small number reported disappointing interactions with staff lacking empathy.

Highlights

  • The staff is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
  • The surgery and process are fast and easy, with great results.
  • The staff is caring, helpful, and supportive, and will assist patients through the whole process.

LASIK of Nevada – Reno

1000 Caughlin Crossing, Reno, NV 89519

4.9 out of 5 (653 reviews)

Current Specials: Free LASIK

Summary

Patients consistently describe Dr. Rothman and the LASIK of Nevada staff as knowledgeable, professional, and personable. The LASIK procedure is depicted as quick and relatively painless, with fast recovery and excellent vision results. Patients recommend LASIK of Nevada without reservation.

Highlights

  • Highly professional and friendly staff that puts patients at ease.
  • Quick and easy procedure with exceptional results, often better than expected.
  • Knowledgeable and caring surgeon who takes time to explain the procedure and make patients feel comfortable.

Eye Care Professionals

10685 Professional Cir A, Reno, NV 89521

4.8 out of 5 (166 reviews)

Summary

Eye Care Professionals patients appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of the knowledgeable staff and talented doctors. Patients compliment the thorough exams and personalized care. Most patients enthusiastically recommend Eye Care Professionals and praise the impressive surgical results of Drs. Mills and Conklin. However, some patients report frustration with long wait times and difficulty contacting staff by phone.

Highlights

  • Caring and professional staff, providing excellent eye care and attention to patients' needs and questions.
  • Thorough and knowledgeable doctors, with expertise in eye surgeries and management of eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts.
  • Well-organized and efficient office, with top-of-the-line equipment and a clean and safe environment during COVID-19.

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK eye surgery is safe. Thanks to the advancement in technology, serious complications are rare. The general complication rates of LASIK are between 1 and 1.8%.

What Makes a Good LASIK Candidate?

A person is a good candidate for LASIK if:

  • They do not have any active eye infections, inflammations, or abrasions
  • They do not have dry eyes
  • They do not have any kind of eye disease that affects the cornea
  • They have a prescription of -11.00 diopters of nearsightedness, +5.00 diopters of farsightedness, or 5.00 diopters of astigmatism
  • Their corneal tissue is thick enough
  • They are at least 18 years old
  • Their vision has been stable for 1 to 2 years
  • They have realistic expectations going into the surgery

Other Types of Eye Surgery

LASIK is not the only type of eye surgery you can get. Other types include:

PRK

PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It’s another type of laser eye surgery that can correct:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea)
  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

The procedure involves removing the outer surface of the cornea. A surgeon uses an ultraviolet (excimer) laser to reshape the cornea.

Surgeons recommend PRK if a person isn’t a good candidate for LASIK. Its recovery time is slightly longer than LASIK, although they both achieve the same goal.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

RLE is another type of eye surgery that corrects the same problems LASIK can. It involves removing a person’s natural lens, which is then replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL).

Candidates for RLE include:

  • Those over the age of 40
  • Those with refractive errors
  • Those who are not candidates for LASIK
  • Those who don’t want to use reading glasses or contact lenses
  • Those who have early cataracts

Cataract Surgery

The only way to remove cataracts is through surgery. There are two types of cataract surgery

  • Phacoemulsification procedure
  • Laser cataract procedure

Phacoemulsification involves liquifying the cataract lens using ultrasound waves. The surgeon suctions the natural lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Laser cataract surgery involves using lasers to make precise incisions in the cornea. The surgeon then suctions out the natural lens in fragments.

Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) for Keratoconus

Collagen cross-linking is a new surgical technique to treat keratoconus. It involves using special eye drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the cornea’s collagen fibers.

The goal of this procedure is to prevent the progression of keratoconus. When the collagen fibers grow stronger, they stabilize the corneal tissue. It can also reduce or eliminate the need for a transplant.

Lifestyle Lenses

Lifestyle lenses are also referred to as premium lenses. They are often used during cataract surgery when the natural lens is removed and replaced with artificial ones, the lifestyle lenses.

These lenses can also correct other eye problems, including:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Astigmatism

Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus

Intacs® are also called intracorneal ring segments (ICRS). They’re thin, crescent-shaped rings made with biocompatible plastic material. It’s the same material used for IOLs.

Intacs® are inserted into the cornea to restore its normal shape. It can treat refractive errors and keratoconus.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) treats glaucoma using small incisions and microscopic equipment. This kind of technology reduces risks during surgery.

The information provided on VisionCenter.org should not be used in place of actual information provided by a doctor or a specialist.