Kansas City LASIK Eye Surgery
Your LASIK eye clinic
After over 30 years and more than 65,000 performed procedures, it’s no wonder that Durrie Vision is the premier leader in LASIK eye surgery and Laser Vision Correction in Kansas City. At Durrie Vision, the trusted staff puts the focus on you to provide an individualized level of care that fits your particular goals and needs when it comes to LASIK surgery and your vision health.
Through its use of SBK Advanced LASIK, Durrie Vision works to ensure that your procedure is successful and that your recovery time is minimal. The benefits of choosing LASIK with Durrie Vision are far-reaching and include:
- Savings over time—Eliminating the need to purchase glasses and contacts means that the initial investment of LASIK surgery with Durrie is well worth it.
- Safety—LASIK is a proven and safe procedure and the experienced team at Durrie Vision can have you back to your normal routine in one to two days.
- A simpler life—Speaking of your normal routine, it’ll get a lot simpler after LASIK eye surgery with Durrie Vision. Say goodbye to putting in contacts, worrying about where you put your glasses, and everything in between.
Schedule your consultation today with Durrie Vision and start your path to a life free of contacts and glasses.
Kansas City Vision Correction Procedures
Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens)
EVO ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery involves putting an artificial lens in the eye. Unlike RLE, the natural lens is not removed, and the artificial lens is placed between the natural lens and the iris.
EVO ICL™ can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It is sometimes referred to as an implantable contact lens.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Refractive lens exchange (RLE), is when a clear lens is implanted to replace your eye’s natural lens to correct your vision.
This procedure is often used for pre-cataract patients, as a preventative vision correction solution. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) can also correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Small Incision Lenticle Extraction (SMILE)
SMILE eye surgery (small incision lenticule extraction) is a type of laser eye surgery that can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It cannot correct farsightedness.
SMILE eye surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require a corneal flap.
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Refractive cataract surgery is a procedure to remove and replace the eye’s lens when vision becomes clouded.
Cataract eye surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract.
Jason E. Stahl, MD
Dr. Jason E. Stahl is an accomplished ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange, Refractive Cataract Surgery, and laser vision correction procedures. With nearly two decades of experience, he is recognized as one of America’s top ophthalmologists and has been named one of Kansas City’s “Top Doctors.” Dr. Stahl is actively involved in research and has contributed to numerous publications in prestigious journals. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of prominent organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his sons, playing golf, and reading presidential biographies.
Kelly F. Grosdidier
Dr. Grosdidier is an experienced optometrist at Durrie Vision, specializing in refractive surgery clinical care. With a certification to provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative care for laser vision correction and lens surgery patients, Dr. Grosdidier ensures that patients receive optimal care on the day of their surgeries. He is actively involved in clinical research trials at Durrie Vision and is known for his caring manner and genuine interest in his patients’ eye health. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Grosdidier enjoys living in Kansas City with his wife and two daughters.
William C. Cheek
Dr. William Cheek is a certified optometrist specializing in refractive surgery clinical care. With a commitment to providing excellent ophthalmic and refractive care, he is dedicated to guiding patients through their vision correction journey. Durrie Vision, known for its involvement in research and advancements in vision correction technology, has benefited from Dr. Cheek’s expertise. He holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Location Information – Kansas City eye clinic
If you’re looking for LASIK in Kansas City, you can rest assured that you have access to some of the nation’s top laser eye doctors. LASIK is a life-changing procedure with incredibly high patient satisfaction rates (over 95 percent), allowing Kansas City residents clear vision for years to come. Most patients don’t need corrective lenses, such as glasses or contacts, following LASIK.
During the procedure, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea, allowing light to refract correctly so your vision is clear. LASIK can correct various refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Serious complications from LASIK are exceedingly rare, allowing patients to enjoy clear vision without issues.
If you need LASIK in Kansas City, look for a surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries and has access to the latest LASIK technology. You’ll start with an assessment to gauge whether you are a good candidate for LASIK.
Durrie Vision – Overland Park eye clinic
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