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Laser Vision Correction
Nationally recognized as leaders in all-laser LASIK and cataract surgery, McDonald Eye Associates has more than 40 years of experience with a patient-first approach to eye care. With a history of superior results, ground-breaking technology, and quality patient care, McDonald Eye Associates is the premier ophthalmic practice in Arkansas.

Lasik in Northwest Arkansas

If you’re considering having LASIK, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Betts and Dr. Mengarelli at McDonald Eye Associates offer experience you can trust. Our surgeons have the most LASIK experience in Northwest Arkansas. McDonald Eye also has the latest in LASIK technology, offering bladeless LASIK to our patients. We also offer complimentary LASIK consultations, where you can learn more about the procedure and whether or not you are a good candidate.


Learn more about LASIK by viewing our brochure

LASIK Brochure


Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition that occurs when the cornea is excessively curved or the eyeball is too long. Light rays cannot reach far enough into the eye and do not focus on the retina as they should. This causes objects that are close to eye to appear in focus clearly, while distant objects appear blurred.


Hyperopia or farsightedness is a condition that occurs when the cornea is not steep enough or the eyeball is too short. Light rays reach too far into the eye, effectively focusing behind the retina. This causes objects near to the eye to appear blurry, while distant objects will appear in focus. Previously, farsighted patients had few options for correction of this condition.


Astigmatism occurs when the cornea of the eye is oblong like a football instead of round like a basketball. This causes an image to focus at multiple points, resulting in blurry or multiple vision.

99.4% of patients would have LASIK again

LASIK has the highest success rate compared to any other surgery in the country

What should I ask my doctor?

It’s very important to be sure that you are a good candidate. While it’s important to know how many procedures your surgeon has performed, it’s perhaps more important to ask how many patients your surgeon turns away.

McDonald Eye Associates is conservative and will not recommend LASIK for those it does not feel are good candidates—this is why we perform such thorough pre-operative examinations. The majority of people who want LASIK are candidates, but you should be prepared for the possibility that you may be one of the patients we turn away.

Call 479-249-6003 to speak with our LASIK coordinator, Will, to schedule a free LASIK consultation and learn if you are a candidate. We are committed to helping you make an informed decision.

What if I'm not a LASIK candidate?

If you have been imagining a life with less dependence on contact lenses or glasses, it can be disappointing to be told that you are not a candidate for LASIK. However, the road to better vision does not stop at LASIK!

EVO ICL Lens is an Implantable Collamer® Lens that offers many benefits, especially for patients who cannot have LASIK due to a high level of myopia (nearsightedness), thin corneas, or dry eye. EVO ICL does not cause dry eye syndrome, which can be a concern with LASIK. EVO ICL also offers UV protection and 99.4% of EVO ICL patients in a survey say they would have the procedure again.

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Request more information on LASIK by calling 479-521-2555 or filling out the form.
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