Refractive Surgery Consultations
The doctors have met with and observed many surgeons and tracked the vision outcomes of surgery done on their patients by a number of laser models and surgeons/surgery centers in Minnesota.
Most Experienced Surgeons
To help assist you through the maze of LASIK ads and information, we offer free refractive surgery seminars for you to learn more about the risks, benefits and costs. During a seminar, we review the latest technology and different refractive procedures available. Since we track all of our patients and outcomes, we show you our own statistics of vision outcomes and success.
After 22 years of experience with refractive surgery, we confidently recommend the technology that gives the best results, with the most experienced surgeons at the lowest possible cost that will ultimately provide the best vision.
We provide patient selection, counseling and coordination, pre-operative testing to confirm candidacy, individual surgical procedure selection, make recommendations for a surgeon based on the specific procedure and eye condition, and provide 24 hour post-operative care starting with the first day for up to one year.
Over the years we have changed our recommendations as the technology and our outcome data matures. As such, we are not affiliated with any particular surgeon or laser center.
As technology continues to evolve, laser eye surgery has become faster, safer, and more predictable than ever. New laser models apply the laser beam in increasingly better ways to create a smoother treatment zone and better optics. Newer lasers shape the cornea with wider zones of clear vision (optical zone), which reduces nighttime glare and halos after surgery.
The Wavelight Allegretto (video on the left) is the fastest FDA approved laser that reshapes the cornea during LASIK. It only takes a matter of seconds to complete and is extremely accurate.
Recently, LASIK has had a monumental stride forward with the first ever FDA approved personalized LASIK procedure, Contoura Vision. This new procedure has outperformed every other LASIK procedure currently on the market. In the FDA clinical study, 93% of patients achieved 20/20 or better vision and 69% achieved 20/16 or better vision. Amazingly, over 30% of patients had better vision after LASIK than they had before the procedure with glasses or contact lenses. Contoura Vision has been brought to the northland through Eye Clinics North, East and West.
Z-Lasik (video on left) is the newest bladeless way to create the flap prior to reshaping the cornea with the excimer laser. It is the second generation femtosecond laser, which is much faster, more accurate, and speeds recovery time compared to its predecessor. Z-Lasik has maximized safety and precision and is included on all LASIK procedures through Eye Clinics North, East and West.
"I never expected to be able to see without glasses or contacts!! Could've been the best decision of my life. Thank you Eye Clinic North for perfect vision!"
Eye Clinic North
413 Chestnut St
Virginia, MN 55792
Eye Clinic North
2016 1st Avenue
Hibbing, MN 55746
Eye Clinic West
405 N 57th Ave West
Duluth, MN 55807
Our goal at Eye Clinic North is to achieve the best outcomes from every refractive surgery. By tracking these outcomes from over 20 years, we confidently recommend the best combination of treatment, technology, and surgeon experience to achieve the best possible outcome. As technology and surgeons improve, so do our recommendations.
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