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LASIK Overview

Laser vision correction has revolutionized the field of ophthalmology, and LASIK is the most popular technique available. LASIK, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, has been helping individuals see more clearly – without heavy reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses – for many years, enabling them to enhance their day-to-day lives and reduce the hassles associated with corrective eyewear. Dr. Steven Nielsen and Dr. Helen R. Moreira at The Nielsen Eye Center are experienced LASIK eye surgeons who utilize the latest in LASIK technology. Our doctors begin the process with a complimentary LASIK consultation and then customize the treatment for each patient to achieve the best possible results.

Below, you will find information on a variety of topics related to LASIK treatment at our practice, along with links to more detailed pages. Please contact The Nielsen Eye Center with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation and vision evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you!

LASIK Step-by-Step

LASIK utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to reshape the eye’s cornea and to allow for improved refraction of light. This can ultimately correct a number of visual refractive errors and help patients attain significantly clearer vision. The LASIK procedure is a quick, outpatient treatment, and most patients begin experiencing clearer vision by the next day.
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LASIK technology has continued to advance over the years, and our doctors are committed to providing our patients with the most precise LASIK techniques and the best possible results. Technology at our practice includes the Wavefront-Guided LASIK with Allegretto Wave® system, IntraLase™ all-laser LASIK treatment, and Flapless LASIK (LASEK) for patients who may not be candidates for the standard LASIK procedure.
Learn more about our technology.


Monovision LASIK is a treatment that can help patients suffering from presbyopia – farsightedness caused by the loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, usually affecting individuals over 40. This treatment is ideal for presbyopic patients who would like to reduce their dependence on bifocals in order to clearly see objects at near or far distances.
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Are You a Candidate?

If you are looking for an effective way to correct visual refractive errors and diminish your dependence on eyewear, you may be a candidate for LASIK. During your initial LASIK consultation, our doctor will evaluate the condition of your eyes and determine if this procedure is best for your needs.
Learn more about LASIK candidacy requirements.


Do you have concerns about LASIK? Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page has information on many aspects of the procedure.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about LASIK here.

LASIK Self-Evaluation

Our LASIK Self-Evaluation form offers a quick way to discover if LASIK is a good option for your vision care needs.
Find out more about our LASIK Self-Evaluation Test.


Since most insurance companies consider LASIK to be an elective treatment, the procedure is not often covered. With that in mind, The Nielsen Eye Center accepts a comprehensive range of payment methods – including CareCredit® healthcare financing and Flex Spending plans. Our experienced Patient Advocates will assist you in meeting your budget needs.
Learn more about financing.

VIP LASIK Consultation

At The Nielsen Eye Center, we want to ensure you receive the absolute best in care. That’s why we have developed the VIP LASIK Consultation, a comprehensive evaluation process that focuses on providing you with all the details you need to make an informed decision about treatment.
Learn more about our VIP LASIK Consultations.

Patient Experience

Our doctors have helped many patients improve their vision with advanced LASIK surgery. We invite you to read what some of them have to say about their experiences with the treatment process, as well as how the results have affected their daily lives.
Read about patient experiences.

For more information on LASIK and laser vision correction, please contact us today.