The Rush Approach to Refractive Surgery
Whether you are looking to correct your nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, Rush offers the latest laser vision correction (LASIK) technology. Our ophthalmologists have gone through extensive training to ensure they can provide you with the absolute highest quality of care using the latest vision correction technologies.
When it comes to something as important as your vision, you want the most effective, state-of-the-art treatments available. We offer all types of LASIK and Photo-Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) procedures. And we employ the latest technologies for laser vision correction, including the LenSx Femtosecond Laser with Active Trak, the Oculus Pentacam, the iTrace aberrometer and the Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q Excimer Laser.
Your physician and surgeon will work together to personalize treatment to your unique needs and provide associated follow-up care. Our team will be there to support and guide you every step of the way — because your safety and comfort are our top priorities.
Rush Excellence in Refractive Surgery
- The right vision correction surgery for you: Our ophthalmologists have decades of experience treating all types of vision issues and eye problems. After examining your eyes, we can determine whether LASIK or PRK is better for you. In general, custom LASIK patients report minimal irritation, and their vision stabilizes more quickly than with PRK. PRK recovery can take a few days, and you may experience hazy vision and some discomfort. However, PRK is often recommended if your cornea is too thin for LASIK.
- Excellent outcomes: Most people who undergo refractive surgery obtain near-perfect vision of around 20/20, meaning you will likely be able to forgo to glasses and contacts for many activities. At Rush, our patients with severe nearsightedness or farsightedness as well as astigmatisms obtain similar vision improvements as our patients with minor vision issues. That's because our physicians have so much experience restoring vision using LASIK and PRK approaches.
- Quick healing: Although your vision may fluctuate slightly during the first few days and may shift for the first few weeks, most of the healing will be complete within three to six months. With more than 28 years of experience with PRK, we know that the procedure is effective, and have no evidence of late-onset complications. LASIK has been available for more than 18 years and, from the data collected over this period, also appears effective and safe.
- Happy patients: Our patients typically rate their experience with refractive surgery at Rush in the high 90s (out of 100), meaning they are highly satisfied.
- Free consultations and a variety of payment options: We offer free consultations to help you determine the best treatment options for you. You can use your FlexSpending account to pay for refractive and LASIK procedures. We offer financing options through CareCredit and accept all major credit cards.