Are You A Candidate For LASIK?
So long as you meet a few requirements, LASIK is an incredible and transformative procedure for anyone who wants to reduce or eliminate their dependence on eyewear. To ensure the safety of your eyes and longevity of your results, though, we have to make sure that you:
- Are 18 or older
- Have healthy corneas of the correct thickness
- Have a stable vision prescription
- Don’t have any conflicting medical conditions and are not pregnant
We’d love to help you find out if LASIK is right for you during a LASIK consultation, but we also want to give you the power to find that out for yourself. Our LASIK candidacy quiz can give you an understanding of your own eyes, and just how big a difference LASIK can make for them.
Why Should I Get LASIK?
A better question is, why shouldn’t you get LASIK? If you have a refractive error such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, we can provide a comfortable LASIK surgical experience with some of the best vision correction in the Tampa region.
LASIK Surgery: Fast, Painless, Safe
One of the main concerns we hear about when it comes to LASIK are safety and discomfort, so let us be the first to say: you have nothing to worry about. Our advanced, all-laser LASIK procedure has made this famously fast and safe outpatient procedure even faster and safer, all without pain for the patient.
LASIK Recovery: Smooth Sailing
LASIK has downtime after surgery where you have to be careful about shielding your eyes or doing especially strenuous tasks, but most patients can resume normal activities — and even start to see the results of their surgery — within just a day or so of the procedure.
LASIK Results: A New Lease on Life
It’s impossible to understate the difference LASIK can make for your vision. 90% of patients achieve 20/20 vision, 99% achieve 20/40 or greater,* and we can’t put to numbers the value of less stress and increased freedom from eyewear.
*American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC)
The Lifechanging Benefits of LASIK
There are a lot of incredible benefits to LASIK, but our patients tend to point to three in particular:
Freedom from Eyewear — Imagine a life without having to keep track of your glasses, making sure they’re safe during physical activities or in crowds, needing to update and maintain and protect your eyewear constantly: that’s what LASIK can provide.
Save Time, Save Money — Shopping for glasses, contacts, and all the products you need for their upkeep uses two of your most precious resources: time and money. LASIK is cheaper than a lifetime of eyewear, especially when $400 off, and will save you countless hours.
Quality of Life — In the mornings, you can just get up and get going. Enjoy the outdoors or the museum. Don’t miss a second of that graduation, or wedding, or even just the show you’ve been dying to see, ever again. LASIK lets you see more… and that means living more.
Patient Testimonials & Success Stories
“Absolutely amazing experience from consultation to surgery day! So professional and patient with all my questions.. (I was terrified 😖). I highly recommend Dr. Manning! Him and his staff were just beyond wonderful! I only wish I would’ve went to them sooner!”
– April Nichols
“Dr. Manning and the staff were absolutely amazing. The consultation was quick and they scheduled my surgery quick. The day or surgery was quick and the staff was very sweet, offering drinks to me and my parents. I would 1000% recommend this facility and Dr. Manning for your LASIK eye surgery”
– Yessica Guerra
“I recently had LASIK done by Dr. Manning and was extremely pleased. He and his staff are so kind and professional … The surgery itself was a breeze … If you’re considering LASIK, I’d highly recommend this practice!”
– Laura Brafford
Why Choose Gulfcoast Eye Care
Michael Manning, M.D., F.A.C.S, is a board-certified and tremendously skilled LASIK surgeon. He has led our LASIK team in providing patients with a lifetime of improved vision, using custom all-laser technology and highly practiced surgical techniques.
Gulfcoast Eye Care has been a leading provider of eye surgery and vision correction to the Tampa area for over 40 years, and in that time, we’ve helped countless patients achieve clearer vision and a better quality of life with LASIK eye surgery.
We won’t take your trust in us for granted: we’ll provide the personalized care and attention you deserve, excellent eye surgery, and a welcoming, comfortable patient experience. You’ll leave here thrilled by your surgical process and brand-new vision.
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