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 amazing! My niece was there for her annual visit....he did her eye scans and noticed something and wanted her to get an MRI....he continued to research and consult after her appointment and then said it needed to be emergency....not only did he help make this happen, he repeatedly checked in on Addison while she was in the hospital, as well as with physicians involved....and he has continued to do so!!! (she was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri) he has been such a blessing and we feel the only one out of all involved who genuinely seems concerned with Addison’s health and recovery! He continues to monitor her and keep in touch and update everyone else involved!! (His staff is great too) we were happy with them before but the above and beyond care has blown us away and we are forever grateful! We highly recommend Dr. Rigney!"- A.T. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Rigney’s for over 20 years. I highly recommend his services. Dr. Rigney and Tim have both taken the time to thoroughly explain any question I have had. They have gone out of their way to help me get replacement glasses when I had trouble with the frames that I had chosen. Over the past 20+ years I have been completely satisfied."- G.W. / Facebook / May 29, 2019
"Very good exam , his helper was very good also . I was totally impressed with the whole experience ! I'm 74 and get real anxious @ eye exams but he made me feel very comfortable !!!"- L.J. / Facebook / Sep 11, 2020
"I have been using Dr. Rigney since I was a kid. Now my kids go to him too. He is a wonderful family man and understanding of kids needs. My oldest is autistic and Dr Rigney is so calm and direct. it's really is awesome to watch my child be completely comfortable there! He takes time to explain any changes in vision on a level that is easy to understand. Frames are a bit expensive but good quality and brands. Office staff is amazing and Tim is an insurance wizard!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2020
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.