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An Overview of LASIK at Fraser Eye Care Center

For over 35 years, the Metro Detroit community has trusted Fraser Eye Care Center for quality vision care. Our LASIK surgeons and eye care specialists are dedicated to maintaining eye health and improving vision for our patients. We specialize in LASIK laser eye surgery and our team is committed to educating patients to make informed choices that improve their lives.

What is LASIK and How Does It Work?

LASIK is a laser vision correction surgery used to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses lasers to reshape the cornea, or surface of the eye. The newly reshaped cornea improves focus by correcting the way in which light is filtered to the retina.

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Customized Vision Correction with All Laser Bladeless LASIK Technology

At Fraser Eye Care Center, we pride ourselves on offering only the safest, most advanced, and effective procedures to our patients. LASIK has evolved and technology for refractive eye surgery has improved since it was first developed. In a traditional LASIK surgery, a blade called a microkeratome was used to create a flap in the eye. Our doctors take a less invasive and more modern approach which utilizes advanced technology for a blade free procedure. We are proud to provide our patients with state-of-the-art Contoura®️ Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction.

What is Contoura®️ Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction?

Contoura®️ Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction is an innovative laser platform that allows eye surgeons to correct the surface of the cornea with enhanced accuracy. Contoura®️ optimizes diagnostic techniques to analyze and record imperfections among 22,000 different elevation positions on the surface of the eye in order to create a personalized corneal profile for each LASIK patient. The result is fully custom LASIK which is mapped out to precisely treat each patient’s unique eyes for vision correction that goes above and beyond what glasses or contacts can achieve.

Benefits of Custom All Laser LASIK at Fraser Eye

  • Quicker recovery compared to traditional LASIK
  • Precision technology creates a customized surgery for each patient
  • Proven safe and effective
  • Minimally invasive

LASIK Results

LASIK is popular, effective, and widely considered to be one of the safest surgical procedures available. LASIK patients often experience improved confidence and increased enjoyment of sports and day to day activities. LASIK can significantly improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. Studies show that over 98% of LASIK patients are satisfied with their results.1

1 Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2016 Aug;42(8):1224-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2016.07.012

Am I A Candidate For LASIK?

There are many factors that determine if LASIK is right for you and the best way to learn if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with an experienced LASIK surgeon. As a first step, you can take our LASIK self evaluation quiz to help you figure out if LASIK may be right for you. If you have been told that you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for another procedure such as PRK, Implantable contact lens (ICL) , or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).

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Why Choose Fraser Eye For LASIK in Metro Detroit and Eastern Michigan?

  • Skill and Experience – We perform thousands of laser vision correction surgeries every year and each of our LASIK surgeons has extensive training.
  • Advanced Technology – Blade free, all laser LASIK with the most up-to-date equipment and surgeons who are experienced in LASIK alternatives.
  • Surgeon Owned – We are a local business invested in the eye health of our community and not influenced by a corporate owner.
  • Transparent Pricing – Budget LASIK is not a good deal if your vision is compromised, or bait and switch tactics drive up the price. We price fairly and talk honestly with each patient. Learn More About LASIK Financing

Contact Us in Fraser, Warren, or Port Huron, Michigan

Each of the LASIK surgeons, ophthalmologists and optometrists on our team takes pride in being your local eye doctor. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK has been a popular vision correction procedure for 20 years and its safety and efficacy has been studied for even longer than that. Studies show that LASIK is successful and has a more favorable patient satisfaction rate than most elective surgical procedures.2 However, all surgery carries some risk of side effects or complications.

LASIK Side Effects VS. LASIK Complications

When considering the safety of LASIK, it is important to distinguish between side effects and complications. Many people use these two terms interchangeably, but they mean different things. Side effects are things that happen as a result of surgery; they are often minor and temporary. Side effects of LASIK include dry eyes or visual glare, which are often temporary. There are also side effects that can be easily corrected with additional surgery, such as an overcorrection or undercorrection of vision. Complications are more serious unintended events. Possible complications of LASIK include vision loss or corneal infection. However, the rate of complication for LASIK is less than 1%.3

Potential LASIK Risks4

  • Dry eyes
  • Overcorrection or undercorrection of vision
  • Abnormal flap healing
  • Glare or halos
  • Loss or change of vision

In order to reduce the risk of LASIK complications, the FDA recommends that patients seek an experienced surgeon who uses up-to-date equipment and is careful to screen each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for LASIK.5 Read the full FDA checklist for choosing the right LASIK doctor.

2 Solomon KD, Fernández de Castro LE, Sandoval HP, et al. LASIK world literature review: quality of life and patient satisfaction. Ophthalmology. 2009 Apr;116(4):691-701. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.12.037.
3 American Refractive Surgery Council. LASIK Complication Rate: The Latest Facts and Stats You Should Know. https://americanrefractivesurgerycouncil.org/lasik-complication-rate-latest-facts/ Accessed September 16, 2019.
4 Mayo Clinic. LASIK eye surgery. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lasik-eye-surgery/about/pac-20384774 Accessed September 16, 2019.
5 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. LASIK: What are the risks and how can I find the right doctor for me? https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/lasik/what-are-risks-and-how-can-i-find-right-doctor-me Accessed September 16, 2019.


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33080 Utica Road, Suite B
Fraser, MI 48026
586.296.7250

Fraser Eye Care Center - Warren
28001 Schoenherr Road, Suite 2
Warren, MI 48088
586.756.5060

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30701 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI, 48073
248.554.3620

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