At Southwest Florida Eye Care, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. Our ophthalmologists, Dr. Rick Palmon and Dr. Albert Smolyar, offer LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Southwest Florida Eye Care, we provide evaluations for patients interested in LASIK surgery. The ophthalmologist performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
We will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Upon completion of the testing and evaluation, various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. You will then meet with our refractive coordinator to schedule your surgery. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (239) 768-0006 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists are experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (239) 768-0006 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
Advantages of LASIK
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Southwest Florida Eye Care today at (239) 768-0006.