All LASIK procedures are performed in our AAAHC Surgical Center, unlike many centers that perform LASIK in an exam room.
Our doctors include fellowship-trained corneal specialists who have performed thousands of laser procedures. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year, for the lifetime of your eye care.
The Alcon Ex500 laser system with CONTOURA® is the most advanced laser available. The latest technology in expert hands achieves the best results.
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LASIK is not the same at every center. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology uses one of the most advanced systems available for LASIK surgery. Contoura Vision’s topography-guided technology maps your eye using 22,000 points, creating a custom experience for your unique eyes.DOWNLOAD FREE LASIK INFOGRAPHIC
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Very caring staff as well as Dr. Cowden. They were all very professional as well as competent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this office. Great about followup. Couldn't have asked for better.
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology does a great job. I have been going to David Barrett for 15 years and he is an outstanding Ophthalmologist. I have been very happy with the care he has provided over those years. As much as Grand Rapids Ophthalmology is a large practice,I feel the care I have received there has far exceeded much smaller practices I have worked with in various parts of the country over many years
The doctor was knowledgeable, and very helpful he explained what was going on. What I could expect. This is always helpful. I've been coming to Grand Rapids Ophthalmology for many years now for my diabetic eye test. I won't go anywhere else.
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology offers Free LASIK Evaluations.
The LASIK evaluation is a specialized eye exam for the purpose of surgery with diagnostic testing, and scans performed to assess if a patient is a good candidate. It is also an opportunity to meet your surgeon and members of our LASIK Team. To be a good candidate, you must be between the ages of 18-60, have healthy eyes with a stable prescription, and wear corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
The LASIK evaluation is performed at no charge.
The evaluation appointment is performed at our 750 East Beltline office. It is conveniently located in Grand Rapids just North of I-96 and off the East Beltline right before Frederik Meijer Gardens.
The LASIK evaluation will take approximately two hours due to the thorough diagnostic testing, scans, and exam required for surgery.
The evaluation usually consists of:
Mapping the shape of the cornea
Screening for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy
Measuring corneal thickness, eye movement, and pupil size
Assessing the back of the eye
Please be aware that your eyes will be dilated during a complete LASIK evaluation. Dilation causes sensitivity to light and blurry near vision. Dilation may last between 24 and 36 hours. Please bring sunglasses to the appointment or we will provide disposable sunglasses for your convenience.
In preparation for your appointment you will be asked to discontinue contact lens wear and go into glasses only. This allows for the corneas to return to their natural shape. For soft contact lens wearers, 1-2 weeks is recommended. If you wear hard or rigid gas permeable contacts, you must discontinue wear at least 3-4 weeks prior to your LASIK evaluation.
In order to have accurate testing results, you must be in glasses to ensure the cornea is in its most natural shape. Contacts may reshape the cornea and create irregularities.
If you have a current eyeglass prescription and do not have eyeglasses to wear prior to your scheduled evaluation, we do offer loaner glasses. Due to timing, arrangements must be made with LASIK and Optical at least 3-4 weeks prior to your scheduled evaluation appointment.
The body’s hormone levels may cause vision to change or fluctuate during and after pregnancy, nursing, or fertility drugs/treatment. Our doctors recommend waiting six months before the evaluation to ensure the most accurate testing results.
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