Dr. Warren and his expert LASIK – laser vision correction team at Ophthalmology Associates are not only experienced; they provide the highest level of quality, personal care for each patient they encounter. From taking time to educate each individual on treatment options to ensure that everyone who steps through the door is happy with their LASIK experience, the LASIK team at Ophthalmology Associates of Fort Worth want you to be assured and excited to work with us in changing your vision and your life. Learn more about Dr. Warren.
The amazing LASIK procedure is incredibly quick and remarkably effective.
Our LASIK services are now offered at 5801 Oakbend Trail, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Texas 76132 in the Southwest Medical Plaza Building just off Chisolm Trail and Oakbend Trail!
LASIK is a safe and effective laser surgery that can correct most cases of imperfect vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In this procedure, the surface layer of corneal tissue is folded back from its usual position. The laser then gently reshapes the surface, and the surface layer is placed back in its original position, where it bonds naturally. The LASIK procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
Most patients say they have no pain with LASIK, and most can return to work the next day.
Meet our LASIK Coordinator, Cathy Abbott! Please call Cathy with any questions or for an appointment with Dr. Warren for your free LASIK evaluation.
Reach Cathy directly by phone at 817-390-0099.
LASIK, like any other surgery, has certain risks. However, LASIK risks are minimal when LASIK surgery is performed by an experienced LASIK surgeon. After a thorough consultation and a complete discussion of patient goals, LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest, most effective and predictable types of surgery one can have today. By carefully selecting an experienced and skilled surgeon, complication rates can be held well below 1 percent.
Ophthalmology Associates continues a 50-year tradition of excellence in eye care by providing an experienced LASIK surgeon, Dr. Robert Warren who performs LASIK with the VISX S4. When you choose Ophthalmology Associates, Dr. Warren is available to you in Fort Worth, Texas, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ophthalmology Associates offers a FREE evaluation with all of the necessary measurements and pre-testing to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
We are very excited to announce the addition of the iFS 150 Intralase laser to provide “All-Laser LASIK” to our patients. This will allow us to provide LASIK services to a broader range of patients and improve upon our already fantastic LASIK results!
What Happens During LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK Surgery consists of two main surgical steps: First, we create a corneal flap. Then we reshape your cornea to correct your vision. If PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is selected as a better laser vision correction option the flap creation step is omitted as the laser treatment is applied directly to the corneal surface.
Step 1 – Creating the LASIK Flap
LASIK surgery requires the creation of a flap. The flap can be created with a iFS 150 Intralase laser or a manual microkeratome (an automated blade).
Step 2 – LASIK Treatment with Excimer Laser
Once the LASIK flap is created, the flap is then lifted and the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. You will stare at a fixation light called a target light while the laser sculpts the exposed corneal tissue. The laser makes a clicking sound that can be heard during the procedure. After the excimer laser treatment, the flap is repositioned.
Call our LASIK Coordinator, Cathy Abbott, COA, today for an appointment, 817-390-0099 or 1-800-647-4448.
Vision Disorders That LASIK Can Correct
Patients with nearsightedness, or myopia, are unable to focus clearly on distant objects because light rays focus in front of the retina. This occurs either because the cornea is too steep or the eye is too long.
Symptoms of Nearsightedness:
- Difficulty seeing distant objects
- Squinting in order to focus
Individuals with farsightedness or hyperopia are unable to see near and distant objects clearly because the cornea curvature is too flat or the eye is too short.
Symptoms of Farsightedness:
- Difficulty seeing objects up close and at a distance
- Reading vision problems
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, which should be shaped like a sphere, is instead shaped like an oval or the back of a spoon.
Symptoms of Astigmatism:
- Difficulty seeing both near and distant objects without squinting
- Blurred or distorted vision when reading