Best LASIK Surgeon In Lubbock, TX

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VisionCenter is committed to connecting patients to the best local healthcare providers. We reviewed Lubbock LASIK Surgeons in Lubbock, Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock.

Laser Eye Center of Lubbock

4804 S Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79414

4.9 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Current Specials: Free Consultation

Summary

The Laser Eye Center of Lubbock receives consistent positive feedback for their friendly, informative staff and efficient service resulting in excellent outcomes. They take time to thoroughly explain procedures and carefully consider each patient’s eye health. While a small number of patients report post-operative discomfort and vision difficulties, most enthusiastically recommend the professional, knowledgeable team.

Highlights

  • Friendly and informative staff who are patient with anxious patients
  • Thorough explanation of procedure and aftercare for proper healing
  • Highly recommended by satisfied patients for both LASIK and PRK procedures

Rush Eye Associates

7625 Fleming Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106

4 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Summary

Rush Eye Associates receives consistently positive feedback for their Lasik procedures, which patients describe as quick, painless, and life-changing. Under the expertise of Dr. Sloan Rush and his professional, knowledgeable staff, the modern equipment and facilities facilitate an efficient, comfortable experience from start to finish. Patients report gaining better vision through these procedures than previously possible with glasses or contacts.

Highlights

  • Quick and painless procedure for LASIK and lens replacement surgery.
  • High success rate for vision improvement and correction, with many patients achieving better than 20/20 vision.
  • Professional and knowledgeable staff, with friendly and accommodating service.

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.

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