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What is LASIK?

Laser vision correction, or laser eye surgery, broadly refers to various surgeries that will reshape the curvature of the front of the eye (the cornea) in order to improve vision. Most types of refractive errors--nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism--can be improved enough to eliminate your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses

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LASIK in Springfield

Is poor eyesight affecting your quality of life? Do you think the cost of LASIK is beyond your reach?

The most common form of laser vision correction is laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Its popularity is owed to the fact that it has been performed on over 30 million people worldwide and has an exceptionally long and proven track record of success. Better vision after LASIK occurs more rapidly than with other types of laser surgeries, in some cases immediately after the procedure. Because it is a well-established procedure, people can have confidence in the surgery and appreciate life-changing improvements in their vision and quality of life.

The board certified surgeons at Missouri Eye Institute have over 25 years of experience providing LASIK in Southwest Missouri. Our doctors have collectively performed the procedure tens of thousands of times and were the first practice in the region to start performing Bladeless LASIK. At the time of your evaluation and at surgery, several measurements and scans of the front surface of the eye (cornea) are taken in order to map out the curvature of your eye. These scans include:

Don’t lose sight of another day without LASIK!

Countless patients have told us after LASIK that they wish they had done it sooner. Laser Vision Correction such as LASIK is a memorable milestone in your life, and the doctors and staff at Missouri Eye Institute are committed to making it as pleasant and wonderful for you as possible. Don’t lose sight of another day without LASIK!

Considering vision correction? Take our 60-second self-test to find out more about your options!

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Why choose Missouri Eye Institute for LASIK?

There are many reasons that the board-certified ophthalmologists at Missouri Eye Institute prefer IntraLase LASIK. Among them:

  • Reduced patient fear and anxiety, and increased peace of mind

  • Minimal discomfort during and after surgery

  • More precise size and the thinness of initial corneal flap

  • Eliminated risk of potential blade-related complications

  • Optimal time to patient recovery of vision
  • Improved patient satisfaction

Symptom Checker

Are you experiencing the following?

You could be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

"I can see things up close, but things far away are blurry."

"I can see things that are far away more clearly than things up close."

"I experience overall blurriness."

Considering vision correction?

Take our 60-second self-test to find out more about your options!

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are you a good candidate for lasik eye surgery?

Board-certified ophthalmologists of the leading eye surgery clinics in Springfield, Branson and Joplin are eager to meet with you to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. During consultation, a Missouri Eye Institute surgeon will thoroughly explain the appropriate procedures available and make you aware of risks, benefits and realistic expectations for your improved eyesight.

Every patient’s health status is unique, therefore we can not determine if you are a good candidate for surgery without a thorough medical background discussion and eye examination. However, if you answer “yes” to each of these questions you may be a good candidate for LASIK:

  • I am at least 18 years old.

  • I have nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.

  • My vision has been stable, with little to no change in prescription, for the past year.

  • I do not have glaucoma or cataracts.

  • I have not had an eye infection or injury in the past year.
  • I do not have a chronic disease such as diabetes.
  • My autoimmune system is in good general health.
  • I am not pregnant or nursing.

Did you answer “yes” to the questions above? Contact us today for a consultation. If you answered “no” to any of the questions you are still encouraged to give us a call as there are many options, other than LASIK, to potentially assist you with improved vision.

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What to expect before and after LASIK Eye Surgery and Laser Vision Correction procedures

You’ve made the important decision to have LASIK eye surgery and improve your quality of life! We’re excited that you’ve chosen Missouri Eye Institute as your vision correction provider of choice. This will be a very memorable milestone in your life; you have our commitment to making this experience as pleasant and satisfactory as possible.

Frequently asked questions about LASIK procedures.

Read our LASIK FAQs

Refractive Procedures/Lasik Alternative Procedures

At Missouri Eye Institute, we’re not just a LASIK practice. We are also a specialty refractive practice that performs LASIK plus its modern variations. What does this mean for you? With more options, you get a customized approach to laser vision correction.

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1531 E Bradford Parkway Ste 100
Springfield, MO 65804


1000 James F. Epps Rd Ste 2
Branson, MO 65616


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Joplin, MO 64804


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