Is Laser Eye Surgery Right for You?
You’ve probably heard laser eye surgery can improve your vision so you’ll no longer need glasses or contact lenses, but is it the right choice for you?
Eye surgery is a big decision, and we can help answer your questions. Gresham Optical offers laser eye surgery consultations so you’ll have all the facts and someone on your side every step of the way.
What to Expect: Before & After
Corrective surgeries are not performed at our practice, but we’ll still support you throughout the process.
We’ll get you started with a consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK or LASEK. Next, we’ll discuss the appropriate procedure and answer your questions. Then, we’ll refer you to an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) who will perform the surgery.
After your procedure, we’ll provide your follow-up care so we can keep an eye on your changing needs months or years after your surgery.
What Is LASIK?
When most people think about corrective eye surgery, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) likely comes to mind. The procedure has a high success rate, with 90% of patients achieving between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contacts.
LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors, including astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and myopia (nearsightedness). Although LASIK can benefit many patients, not all patients are good candidates.
Corneal thickness is one of the most common reasons a patient may be a poor candidate for LASIK. During the LASIK procedure, an eye surgeon cuts a thin flap in the cornea. After reshaping the cornea with a laser, the flap is placed back to heal. The cornea must be thick enough to create the flap safely.
What Is LASEK?
LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is a variation of LASIK and is often an alternative for those with thinner corneas. The process is similar—both use a computer-guided laser to reshape the cornea to improve vision. The main difference is the first step, as the cornea flap created in LASEK is significantly thinner than in LASIK. Only the outer cell layer (the epithelium) is removed.
Initial recovery time for LASEK is longer than LASIK, but there’s a reduced risk of infection and postoperative dry eyes. Patients also achieve similarly high vision correction results.
Which Surgery Should You Choose?
When considering surgical vision correction, visit Gresham Optical for a consultation. We can determine if you’re a candidate and work with you to achieve your vision goals.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Your eye exam should be completely yours—tailored to your eyes and health needs. Enjoy thorough eye exams personalized for you and performed by our qualified optometrists.
Digital Eye Strain Mediation
Long hours in front of your computer or on your phone can put a strain on your eyes. Learn more about how our team can help mitigate the uncomfortable symptoms of digital eye strain.
Dry Eye Evaluations & Solutions
Red, irritated eyes can cause undue stress during your day. Our effective solutions help you see comfortably and clearly all day long. Discover how we can help with our dry eye therapies.
Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands
Enjoy the ease and clarity of contact lenses. Our contact lens exams assess the health of your eyes and the suitability of your contact lenses. Find out how you can enjoy frame-free vision.
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Come See Us in Gresham
Our doctors and staff are ready to welcome you to Gresham Optical. Our location is across from the Gresham Golf Course. Look for the red brick building on the corner of Northeast Division Street and Northeast Francis Avenue. There’s plenty of parking available, with a lot in front of the building.
Get in Touch!
Our practice is located inside the medical building across from the Gresham Golf Course, just off Northeast Division Street.
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- 2150 NE Division Street
- Gresham, OR, 97030
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed