What is LASIK?

LASIK is a vision correction surgery designed to correct your refractive error and free you from the need for glasses and contacts. Short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, LASIK uses laser technology to very precisely re-shape your cornea so that it bends light in a way that projects a clear image to your brain. When performed correctly by a skilled, trained eye surgeon, LASIK is a safe and extremely effective vision correction surgery. Most people achieve 20/20 vision or better!

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Benefits of LASIK

It’s effective.

Almost all of our patients come out of their procedure with 20/20 vision or better. We can even free you from reading glasses.

It’s painless. We use anesthetic drops and “bladeless” LASIK for a comfortable experience during and after.

It’s painless.

We’ve invested the time and equipment to make LASIK fast and easy. Our laser procedures take approximately 10 minutes from start to finish. The “laser part” is only about 10 seconds!

It’s fast.

If you find a less expensive LASIK option anywhere in Arizona, we’ll match their price. Take the Petelin Vision Challenge and see for yourself!

It’s affordable.

If you find a less expensive LASIK option anywhere in Arizona, we’ll match their price. Take the Petelin Vision Challenge and see for yourself!

It Lasts.

LASIK can provide you fantastic results well into your senior years and beyond. Our patients continually tell us how happy they are with their results and wonder why they didn’t do it sooner.


Who can benefit from LASIK?
Modern LASIK can effectively treat even severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

• Nearsightedness (myopia) means you can see near objects more clearly than distant objects.

• Farsightedness (hyperopia) means you see distant objects more clearly than close objects.

• Astigmatism occurs when you have more than one focal point within the eye, causing distortion. Many people have astigmatism along with either myopia or hyperopia. People with severe astigmatism may have blurred vision at both near and far distances.

Good candidates for LASIK include healthy adults with a stable vision prescription who don’t have dry eye or thin corneas. If you’re not a candidate for LASIK, however, there are other vision correction options that might suit you better. Come in to see all your options!

What to expect with LASIK
Our patients continually tell us that LASIK was faster and easier than they ever expected. Our bet is you will, too.

Before. Before your procedure, Dr. Petelin will take detailed measurements of your eye to make the procedure as precise as possible. He’ll also answer all of your questions and put you at ease.

During. The day of, you can take a mild sedative if you feel like you need it. You’ll lie down and relax as one of our staff administers numbing eye drops. A device will hold your eye open for the few minutes required for the laser to perform the surgery. One laser creates the corneal flap while a second does the work to reshape your cornea. Try to stay still, but don’t worry too much about it. The laser will adjust. The laser portion of the procedure only takes 10 seconds.

After. Discomfort after surgery is minimal. Our LASIK patients are back to their regular activities the same day. Because of our experience, skill, and high-end technology, we have never seen a post-LASIK infection. Our outcomes are stellar. What can you expect with LASIK at Petelin Vision? Fantastic vision and a positive experience!

LASIK Technology
At Petelin Vision, our LASIK technology is second-to-none.

Ziemer 24 Femtosecond Laser. This is the laser we use for our “bladeless” LASIK. Using a femtosecond laser for the critical flap step has been shown to provide clearer vision due to its precision. It also results in improved comfort, faster healing, and fewer complications.

Alcon Wavelight EX500. Our LASIK Excimer laser offers breakthrough precision for personalized, accurate, quick ablation of corneal tissue. It is also designed to help maintain the natural corneal shape for superior outcomes.

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