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What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts by permanently changing the shape of the cornea using an FDA-approved laser. At Eye Physicians, PC, our LASIK surgeon is dedicated to providing you with excellent care and helping you reduce your reliance on visual aids.

We Use State-of-Art Technology for LASIK

iLASIK Suite includes:

  • iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio
  • Intralase iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser
  • VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser.

How Does LASIK Work?

The LASIK procedure can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in those who qualify. If you require glasses or contact lenses to see, those visual aids correct your natural refractive error and allow you to experience clear vision.

Living with refractive errors can be burdensome. It requires maintenance costs for the upkeep of glasses and contacts in order to continue living life with crisp, clear vision.

Refractive errors are very common and are often caused by an abnormal shape of the cornea or an eye that is too long or too short. When light enters the eye, it must first pass through the cornea.

The cornea, which is the clear covering at the front of the eye, works much like the lens of a camera to bend and focus light to create an image on the retina. This process is called refraction.

In order for your brain to produce a clear image, this light must be able to hit the retina appropriately. During the LASIK procedure, a laser is used to create a flap in the cornea, which is a thin layer of tissue that is folded before treating the cornea.

Your vision is then corrected by reshaping the cornea using the excimer laser. Afterward, the flap is then put back in place by your LASIK surgeon.
Once this is complete, it will allow you to experience crisp, clear vision without as much dependence on your glasses or contact lenses. The LASIK procedure is a safe and effective method to reduce your dependency on visual aids.
However, you must first qualify as a good candidate before you can schedule the procedure.

Patrick S. Kelley , M.D.

Dr. Kelley is a board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon. He is fellowship trained in cornea, specializing in cornea disease and surgery, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery.

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What Happens During LASIK?

Your surgery will take place in our state-of-the-art surgery center equipped with the latest technology and conducted by a highly trained medical team performing LASIK surgery since 1999. The LASIK procedure is also relatively short, lasting only about thirty minutes or less.

First, your LASIK surgeon will numb the surface of your eyes with medicated eye drops. A special laser called a Intralase laser will use cool laser light to create a thin flap.

Next, your LASIK surgeon will use the excimer laser to reshape the corneal tissue that lies beneath the flap. Once the reshaping process is complete, your LASIK surgeon will reposition the flap on the cornea to allow for proper healing.

During the LASIK procedure, your LASIK surgeon at Eye Physicians, PC will utilize some of the most advanced technology and equipment available to ensure optimal outcomes. This technology includes two lasers, the Intralase to create the flap and the excimer laser to reshape the cornea.

Benefits of LASIK

Greater Visual Freedom

Reduced dependency on contact lenses and glasses.

Short ReCovery Time

Good Vision is obtained quickly.

Financial Freedom

Eliminate the fees associated with glasses and contacts.

What is the Recovery Process Like after LASIK?

LASIK is an outpatient procedure, meaning that once your LASIK surgeon has completed the procedure, you are able to go home. You will need to come in for a follow-up the day after surgery and several additional follow-up appointments.

Recovery time can vary from person to person. Many people are able to return to work quickly, a couple of days after surgery.

Follow-up care is recommended and provided for two years following your LASIK procedure.

Laser Vision Financing

Affordability is one of our goals when it comes to Laser Vision Correction. It’s easy to apply! Credit approval is required for this special financing option. There is a minimum monthly payment requirement.

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Our Locations


432 W. Main
Albion, NE 68620

(402) 395-2627

Albion Location


3772 43rd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601

(402) 563-3686

Columbus Location

David City

428 North 5th Street
David City, NE 68632

(402) 367-3895

David City Location


220 Broadway
Fullerton, NE 68638

(308) 536-2268

Fullerton Location


304 N Street
Neligh, NE 68756

(402) 887-4506

Neligh Location


2501 Lakeridge Drive
Norfolk, NE 68701

(402) 371-3158

Norfolk Location

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