At Whiting Clinic, we understand that clear vision is not just a desire; it is a fundamental aspect of your daily life. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to a patient-centric approach that puts your individual vision needs at the forefront of everything we do. We will take the time to learn about you, your vision goals, and answer your questions. Our experienced team of vision professionals are here for you along every step of your journey, ensuring we recommend the best procedure for your unique vision needs and ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.
Whiting Clinic Procedures
All Whiting Clinic procedures are 100% bladeless and utilize advanced corneal mapping and laser technologies to customize the laser vision correction procedure best for your unique vision. All Whiting Clinic procedures correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and even astigmatism!
Also known as All-Laser or Femto-LASIK, is a modern refractive eye surgery which uses a laser to create the epithelial flap and reshape the cornea. If offers rapid recovery and is the most commonly used laser vision correction procedure.
Another laser-based correction procedure, while similar to LASIK, utilizes a different technique to remove the epithelial layer to expose the cornea for reshaping. PRK may be the better recommendation for certain eye conditions and professions/hobbies.
This unique approach to correcting vision is a technique that can be applied to either LASIK or PRK. It is a way to allow us to provide vision correction to patients wearing reading glasses, bifocals, or trifocals due to age-related presbyopia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years, we’ve heard many myths about LASIK. After all, we’ve been in the field of laser vision correction longer than most. We look forward to answering any questions you have during your consultation.
LASIK can correct astigmatism, even if you have an astigmatism with nearsightedness or farsightedness. It is a common misconception that LASIK cannot correct astigmatism. Your individual candidacy recommendation is based on meticulous diagnostic testing and your unique lifestyle.
A majority of our patients describe LASIK as being virtually painless. You will feel some pressure on your eye as the epithelial flap is created, but that is not described as painful or uncomfortable. Immediately after LASIK it is common to feel some mild stinging, which is why we ask that you go home and take a long nap, after which the stinging sensation typically has subsided. Over-the-counter eye drops and pain medication is enough to alleviate any discomfort.
Some people, albeit a very small percentage, are not good candidates for LASIK. Our goal is to provide LASIK to everyone who is a safe candidate. While a very high percentage of people are candidates, for some patients laser vision correction may not be a safe option. This is why we utilize advanced testing and take the time to learn about you and your vision goals.
The changes made to your vision with LASIK are meant to be permanent. An extremely small percentage of patients may have some slight degradation to their vision post-LASIK and require a touch-up or enhancement procedure. Whiting Clinic offers a Lifetime Commitment for any future necessary laser vision enhancements.