Laser Vision Consultation
Laser vision correction surgery, such as Lasik, and other similar treatments have made huge leaps and advancements in recent years. Laser vision surgery is no longer feared as a procedure that may cause pain or experimental, but one that can restore vision and change a person's life in a matter of minutes. Lasik, a laser procedure, is a popular refractive surgery choice to correct vision. It can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses and allow a person to have crystal clear vision for years. Owasso, OK Ophthalmologist, Dr. Jay Rigney, has extensive experience in assessing the eye to determine if laser vision correction is an option for treatment. He is able to effectively consult with his patients about the treatment and work with them to ensure they are in the hands of a skilled surgeon whose practice revolves around laser treatment.
Objectives for Laser
Many of Dr. Rigney's patients who are tired of dealing with glasses or contact lenses often inquire about laser vision correction surgery. Most people who want to live without glasses or contact lenses, or who simply desire better, clearer vision are suitable candidates for laser treatment. Patients must be over 18 with vision that has been stable for at least a year. Dr. Rigney will ensure that there is no concern for another eye condition or disease and that the eyes are free from other health issues before recommending laser treatment. While Lasik is one of the more popular laser surgeries, there are others on the market today, such as SMILE and Lasek. Each one similar, but offering a slightly different approach based on the patient's needs.
Every patient is assessed and given a unique, customized treatment plan. Several factors can determine if a patient is a good candidate for this treatment:
- The patient’s age
- The patient’s lifestyle
- The health of the eyes
- The stability of the eyes
- Previous eye surgeries
- Cornea health
- Corneal thickness
Dr. Rigney will use a corneal device to determine the thickness of the cornea and the precise contours of the cornea’s surface. Additionally, candidates will receive a complete evaluation of tear function. These are important considerations that can affect the success of the procedures. Dr. Rigney is commitment to educating patients about laser vision correction procedures, so they will be well-informed and comfortable with the option they choose. After an initial eye exam, Dr. Rigney will discuss his findings and describe the success the patient can expect.
"I've been to Dr. Rigneys twice now and highly recommend him. I get right in and right out, everything runs on time, and he still schedules enough time to meticulously check my eyes. He really takes time to talk to you and get it right. His office and staff are warm and caring. It's a comfortable environment and I have always felt like they are really taking care of me. Choosing glasses with Tim is a fun experience and I feel so confident wearing the glasses he helped me choose. I also really appreciate that after I got my contacts, Dr. Rigney had me come back to check on them to make sure they were working and make any changes if necessary. From the exam to picking up my glasses and contacts Dr. Rigney is the best. 5 ?????"- S.A. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2017
"Dr Rigney rake very good care of his paitients. I would like to thank him for taking care of me and my wife. He takes time to make sure you are happy with his service. I would recommend Dr Rigney for all of your eye care. His staff is also very helpful. Thanks for everything."- M.B. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Dr. Rigney has been my optometrist for 25 years. He has managed my vision changes(glasses, cataract lens replacement, contact lenses) through those years with professionalism and thoroughness. Not once have I felt pressured by hurry or impatience. His staff has always treated me with respect and does their utmost to make sure my vision needs are well-met and at the most compliance with my insurance provisions. I would recommend him, and his staff, to anyone for vision care and surgery follow-up."- J.M. / Google / Feb 14, 2019
"I was VERY pleased with Dr. Rigney and his staff. Dr. Rigney was very professional and took an amazing amount of time to explain things and go answer my questions. He was very thorough and informative. It’s obvious he cares about his patients and wants the best for them. The staff was absolutely fantastic and took their time as well. Very friendly and helpful."- A.B. / Google / Feb 13, 2019
"I recently moved to Owasso and needed to get a vision exam which my insurance covers. I have been struggling with tension headaches for the past few months causing severe dizziness and a lower quality of daily life. Dr. Rigney and his staff were extremely welcoming. If anything, Dr. Rigney takes more than ample time to explain his findings so that you leave his office with an understanding of your diagnosis. I have 20/20 vision, however, through testing it was found that my eyes were straining extremely hard to get to that level of focus for the good vision. Therefore, potentially causing the headaches. Dr. Rigney explained this very thoroughly to me. In fact, Dr. Rigney offered a me the opportunity to try a contact with my prescription for one day at NO COST to make sure it was going to help before having me purchase glasses which are relatively expensive. It was learned that readers with a +1.00 setting would do the same as an extremely expensive pair of glasses. THIS WAS AT DR. RIGNEY'S SUGGESTION. This further ensured me that DR. Rigney had great ethics and morals. Instead of selling me a pair of high dollar glasses, he recommended the readers because he felt they would do just as good in getting my eyes to relax as would an expensive pair from his office. I highly recommend Dr. Rigney for any of your eye care needs!!"- T.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2019
Is Laser Right For You?
Laser vision correction works by reshaping your cornea—the clear, outer-portion of the eye—so it can more accurately focus the light rays that enter the eye. The end result is something you have to see to believe! To determine whether laser vision correction can help solve your vision problems, call Dr. Rigney Eye Care & Eyewear for your eye exam and consultation.