If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, LASIK can do for you what nature could not – it can give you clearer vision.
LASIK Eye Surgery 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.
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.
Traditionally, the treatments for these eyesight conditions have been contacts or eyeglasses. These solutions are only temporary, but LASIK can enhance your vision for life.
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.
Find out if you’re a candidate. Call or text Anna, our LASIK Coordinator, at 479-414-9797 between 7am and 7pm Monday-Friday.