LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery has become a mainstream method of vision correction. Within minutes, those who struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism could be glasses-free and live a life of visual freedom. The average LASIK procedure takes only a matter of minutes and you will notice an improvement in your vision immediately.
Thin corneal flap is created
Cool-beam laser reshapes the cornea
Flap is repositioned and heals naturally
Is LASIK right for you?
Whiting Clinic has the most advanced specialized equipment for determining your LASIK Candidacy.
Free LASIK Consultation to help you make an informed decision
At Whiting Clinic Minneapolis, we offer multiple ways for you to find out if LASIK is right for you – free of charge.
At Whiting Clinic, we offer options for those interested in LASIK to learn more about laser eye surgeries including LASIK and PRK, and find out if a laser vision correction procedure is right for them.
Our TeleHealth Appointments (Virtual Consultations) are a great place to start your journey. These appointments take 20-30 minutes and are conducted virtually so you can participate from where ever you are. During your TeleHealth appointment, we can answer your questions about the procedure and the process, provide you with a price quote, and take you through payment options, including guaranteed financing‡. We can also get you scheduled for your pre-treatment visual testing which can even be arranged on your treatment day if you are eager to move forward and start your life after LASIK!
We also offer in-center appointments for those who are more comfortable starting their journey in person. These appointments take about 90 minutes and include everything done during the TeleHealth appointment, plus the pre-treatment testing. After your appointment, we can also get you scheduled for your treatment.
‡Financing Options Guaranteed with Premier Pay in-house financing: Down payment amount varies from $0 to $1,000 per eye based on FICO score. The interest rate is based on program length and varies from 0% to 19.99% APR. A $25 set-up fee and a $3 monthly processing fee may apply. No minimum purchase amount is required.
The day of your LASIK procedure, you’ll be accompanied by a driver and spend approximately 90 minutes at Whiting Clinic.
The procedure itself is relatively painless, and only a few minutes per eye. After the procedure, you’ll be sent home to rest for 2-6 hours and resume most normal activities the very next morning. Your vision will already be dramatically improved, and many of our patients feel comfortable driving and returning to work the next day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years, we’ve heard many myths about LASIK. After all, we’ve been in the field of laser vision correction longer than most. Please contact us with any questions.
True. You can have cataract surgery after correcting your vision with LASIK. Routine eye exams are the only way to identify eye conditions that may need treatment.
True. Even though your vision has been corrected, it is still essential to take care of your eyes by having a yearly routine eye exam.
True. It is important to have your evaluation to determine if LASIK is right for you. While LASIK isn’t right for some people, we are happy to say that the majority of our patients can have LASIK.
True. LASIK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, AND astigmatism. Your individual candidacy recommendation is based on meticulous diagnostic testing and your unique lifestyle.
False. LASIK technology has been evolving for over twenty years and has dramatically improved since 1996. Studies on patients who had earlier laser vision correction show their vision is still clear with no significant health effects. It is the most performed elective procedure in the world.
True. You will notice a dramatic improvement in your vision immediately after your procedure, and most patients feel comfortable driving the very next day!
True. Many of our patients describe the procedure as virtually painless. Some patients feel a stinging sensation for a short time afterward. Over-the-counter pain medication is enough to alleviate any discomfort.
True. The change made to your vision is permanent. Whiting Clinic offers a Lifetime Commitment for any future necessary laser vision enhancements.