Laser Vision Correction FAQs

Laser Vision Correction

Laser Procedures

Do I qualify for laser vision correction?

Is Laser, Implant, Or Cataract Vision Correction Right For Me?

Innovations in technology are allowing more people to qualify for laser or implant vision correction than ever before. Generally speaking, anyone who sees well with glasses or contacts and has not had a significant increase in their prescription in the last twelve months is probably a good candidate. People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates. The specialists at Vance Thompson Vision will help you evaluate your options with an extremely thorough eye exam. This is our opportunity to learn more about you, your expectations, and your lifestyle. All of these factors play an important role in choosing the laser vision correction or implant vision correction technique that's right for you.


What is Laser Vision Correction?

Laser vision correction involves using a precise computer-controlled laser to gently reshape the cornea, allowing light rays to focus more directly on the retina and ultimately reducing your dependence on corrective lenses. The in-office procedure lasts only a few minutes per eye, and most patients can return to work the next day. Laser vision correction can correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

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What is the most important part of eye surgery?

Quite simply, your doctor and the technology he or she uses. In laser or implant vision correction, experience and expertise are key factors in yielding excellent results. The teams at Vance Thompson Vision in Bozeman, Sioux Falls, and Fargo take pride in being world leaders in quality vision correction and setting global standards for your care. In addition to their precise techniques, training and distinctions—like having the region's only doctor team Fellowship Trained in Corneal and Refractive Surgery—they lead the way in the future of laser and vision correction with extensive research and a commitment to using only the most advanced technology available.