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 is an excellent ophthalmologist! I have a rare eye condition that I have to have a specialist also. I needed a new pair of glasses this isn't my first time at Dr Rigney's office, I will always get my glasses there. His staff is excellent especially Tim. Tim has the most knowledge I've ever seen in all the things he does to help the patients. Thank you all very much!"- K.H. / Facebook / Apr 29, 2018
"I went for checkup left with a monovision contact. Told him I hated my reading glasses. He spent alot of time and visits with me before going with a bifocal contact in one eye. It worked so well it seemed like magic. Highly recommend."- G. / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2018
"Best pair of glasses I've ever owned. Accidentally popped off a nosepiece on a Friday, and called around 5:45 to see if they were there on Saturdays. Without even knowing where I lived, Dr Rigney offered to wait till I got there just to replace the nosepiece at no charge! Service like that is very rare these days, and will be remembered by me. Grateful that I don't have to be without eyes all weekend."- B.C. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2017
"My family has gone here for years- Dr Rigney is precise and caring, and takes time to address my concerns- instead of rushing or sending in an apprentice or some new Dr. We always have exact vision prescriptions- my first contacts came from here!!?"- C.S. / Facebook / Jul 20, 2017
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.