LASIK VISION CENTER: CENTER FOR SURGERY & CORRECTION
LASIK for All
One of the top LASIK surgeons in the world, Dr. Sharpe opened SharpeVision – a modern laser vision correction center – to bring top LASIK eye doctors and the best results to everyone, all for the best price. Each SharpeVision laser eye clinic is doctor owned & run & has grown organically through our boutique, patient-focused process that is fully customized to your unique eyes. So when you are looking for LASIK eye care, check out the LASIK provider SharpeVision MODERN LASIK, where you will find the best LASIK surgery center, the best laser eye care center, & of course the best LASIK eye care.
laser eye clinic
For your eyes only
We’ve thought of everything, so you don’t have to. You get the best price combined with the best experience, not just giving you a new view, but a new outlook. So when you leave here, you’ll be looking at things differently. You’ll be looking Sharpe.
We understand how important good vision is for living life to the fullest, no matter your age. Therefore, we offer a range of laser vision services to address the most common eyesight issues people face. When you come to us, you aren’t just a patient at a LASIK company; you are getting access to the best possible solutions for poor eyesight throughout the lifetime of your eyes.
We use the newest technology available, which helps minimize risks, increase the number of people who can have the procedure, & make it more affordable for our patients. At SharpeVision centers, we only use all-laser LASIK because it is safer, faster, & better for you!
We’re over accomplished, not overpriced. SharpeVision may be the first provider to list our prices right on our website. No smoke and mirrors. You can know how much the surgery will cost before your consultation. And because we are committed to LASIK for all, we offer our services for a fair price & have a price-match guarantee. If you find a better price elsewhere, we will match it, & you will get the same SharpeVision experience!
When considering eye surgery, the LASIK provider you end up going with can make a big difference in the types of outcomes you can expect. At SharpeVision’s laser vision correction center, we have put together a team of refractive surgery specialists who run their clinics based on what is best for their patients, not the boardroom, to give you peace of mind & confidence that the procedure will go smoothly.
laser vision correction center
Goodbye glasses! SharpeVision is bringing custom all-laser LASIK paired with the most modern technology and techniques to everyone. Improve your vision & your life with less risk, less expense, & in less time than contact lenses. Welcome to the future of vision.
Our Services Include
LASIK Eye Surgery
Custom All-Laser Vision Correction
Custom All-Laser Vision Correction
Distance & Near Vision Restoration
This is not your parents’ vision correction surgery: the new EVO ICL is changing the implantable lens game, RLE is getting rid of those pesky “readers” for good, & laser-assisted cataract extraction with multifocal intra-ocular lenses make it so there are no needles, no blades, & potentially NO glasses afterward.
Our Services Include
Implantable Contact Lenses
Advanced EVO Lens Insertion
Refractive Lens Exchange
Advanced Vision Correction Lens Replacement
Cataract Removal Surgery
Custom Vision Restoration Procedure
lasik surgery center
The SharpeVision Difference
When considering eye surgery, the LASIK provider you end up going with can make a big difference in the types of outcomes you can expect. And at SharpeVision laser vision correction center, we have put together a team of specialists that can give you peace of mind & the confidence that the procedure will go smoothly.
We use the newest technology available, which helps minimize risks, increase the number of people who can have the procedure, & make it more affordable for our patients. At SharpeVision centers, we only use all-laser LASIK, which increases safety & is faster- both critical factors for success.
What is a LASIK Vision Center?
LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery, which can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, & astigmatism. While very safe and convenient, the procedure requires complex technology & experienced refractive surgeons, which is why it is usually performed in a LASIK vision center, such as SharpeVision MODERN LASIK.
The reason why so many people choose to get surgery in a LASIK vision correction center is convenience. When getting LASIK eye care in a specialized facility, you ensure a consistent and reliable process with minimal downtime after the procedure.
90% of people can have LASIK
For many people, the ability to forgo wearing glasses or lenses, or at least significantly improving their eyesight, is a proposition too good to pass up. In fact, hundreds of thousands of patients turn to LASIK eye doctors for help to improve their vision and quality of life.
Over 90% of people are suitable candidates for LASIK, especially in clinics like SharpeVision, where the extremely precise femtosecond laser allows for a faster, safer, & more comfortable creation of the flap. And for those who are not a good candidate for LASIK, there is PRK, which is just like LASIK but without the flap.
More than just LASIK
If you aren’t sure whether LASIK is right for you, our doctors can perform a thorough LASIK eye exam, providing you with an accurate assessment of your situation and suggestions for your best path forward.
For those not eligible for LASIK or PRK, we offer advanced services such as ICL (implantable contact lens), Cataract removal & RLE (refractive lens exchange).
Our laser eye care center can help ensure that you stay on top of your eye health by protecting your vision for the rest of your life using new dry eye technology to treat issues effectively.
My experience with LASIK at SharpeVision couldn’t have been better! The staff were so kind and constantly made sure I felt comfortable and all my questions were answered. Thanks for my new eyes!
William S — Chicago
If you are considering LASIK, I highly recommend SharpeVision Modern LASIK, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!
Sam — Chicago
The whole process from the consultation to the post-operation appointment have been smooth and helpful. The office is welcoming, warm and an overall great environment.
Paulina — Chicago
The whole process was smooth and efficient and pleasant from the first call to the check up a month after the procedure. Love the lifetime guarantee as well.
Laura — Austin
SharpeVision provided me the best once-of-a-lifetime experience. Their staff is super friendly and I never once felt unwelcome. I totally recommend these guys.
Jonah — Austin
I highly recommend SharpeVision to anyone sick of glasses and contacts.
Jon — Chicago
From start to finish SharpeVision was professional, kind, informative, and beyond expectations. The staff is amazing and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable.
Jillian — Austin
Everyone on staff is so helpful and professional and kind. I would recommend SharpeVision to anyone I know.
James V — Chicago
I literally said to Dr. Lancaster “That was it? THAT WAS IT?” I could see immediately after, and now I’m seeing better than 20/20.
Doug O — Chicago
Had a wonderful experience here for LASIK! Will be highly recommending it to all friends and family who are considering! Dr. Lancaster was phenomenal!
Conrad S — Austin
Are you Eligible?
The majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements are good candidates for the LASIK surgery procedure. However, there are some conditions that exclude certain patients. Take the quiz to see if LASIK is right for you.
LASIK VISION CENTER
Modern LASIK: WHAT TO EXPECT
Comprehensive LASIK Exam
A comprehensive, dilated LASIK examination is the only way to know which vision-correction procedure is best for you. We do this at no charge at our laser eye clinic because we believe so strongly in giving patients all the information necessary to make the right treatment choice. While your exam involves comprehensive diagnostic testing, it is also our opportunity to learn more about you, your expectations, & your lifestyle. All of these factors play an important role in recommending the best procedure for you:
The complete exam can take up to 90 minutes. After all the data is collected, our doctor will examine you, discuss your treatment recommendation, & answer any questions you have. Your visit will include dilation of your pupils which will affect your eyesight for about 4-6 hours, as you may have experienced with a routine eye exam.
We’d like you to leave your contacts out prior to your treatment. After carefully reading through the entirety of the literature you will recieve from your doctor, you will sign a copy of the informed consent in our office prior to the procedure. We will prescribe you an antibiotic drop & a steroid drop for use post-operatively. A SharpeVision team member will explain & give you written instructions for your post-procedure care, which includes using these eye drops four times a day for seven days following your procedure. Have a cool compress waiting for you in the refrigerator for when you get home. It will feel great on your eyelids after your procedure.
Day of Procedure
We understand that this procedure may create nervousness & fear. We’ve worked very hard to make it easy for you. We offer an oral sedative to help you relax, & we encourage you to take it if medically appropriate. We want your experience to be as comfortable as possible! All of your post-operative appointments will be scheduled before your procedure, so you can simply go home when the procedure is complete. Dr. Sharpe will gently talk you through each step of the process, so you know what you will feel, see, & hear. He monitors your eye through the microscope at all times. The entire procedure takes about three minutes per eye; the first laser takes 20 seconds & the second laser takes between 10-50 seconds depending on the amount of your prescription.
Immediately following the procedure, you will notice a change in your vision. It’s always foggy at first, but most people can see well enough to read a clock from across the room. Your eyes will be numb for 15-25 minutes; then they will start to water & burn. After LASIK, this discomfort usually lasts 4-5 hours. To help with the burning, we supply you with “comfort drops” that have numbing medicine & artificial tears in them. After you arrive home, place a cool compress on your eyelids to relieve any discomfort. Try to sleep or rest with your eyes closed. You may resume normal activities the same or following day. You can lift weights & exercise but do not rub your eyes. Your vision may still be blurry; this is a normal part of your healing process and will clear in the days and weeks following the procedure. Most people see well enough to work the next day.
What If I Don’t Qualify?
If you happen to fall in that small percentage of patients for whom LASIK is not the best option, there is still hope! You can get rid of your glasses and contacts with alternative laser vision correction techniques.
Just like LASIK, but with a twist. Best for those with thinner corneas.
Involves one eye corrected for distance vision and the other corrected for near vision using LASIK or PRK.
Implantable Contact Lenses
Micro-thin EVO lenses placed inside the eye to correct a variety of vision problems.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Exchange your high prescription lens with a new 20/20 lens. No more readers!
Cataract Removal Surgery
Laser-asssisted removal of a cloudy lens that’s replaced with a new lens. See like you did when you were young.
lasik eye care
Over the years, we’ve heard many myths about vision correction and want to clarify them and answer other common questions.
Lasers cannot correct astigmatism.
It’s hard to believe we’ve been able to treat astigmatism since 1998 & we’ve been treating it with improved lasers ever since. When you have moderate to severe astigmatism, laser vision correction is an extremely appealing option, because toric (astigmatism correcting) contact lenses are thicker, more expensive, less comfortable & give more variable vision than ordinary contacts.
I will need reading glasses
We can’t avoid aging, but we can often avoid reading glasses. A moving part inside our eye, called the crystalline lens, becomes less flexible as we age. Although no current technology can restore this flexibility of youth, we can avoid reading glasses by employing a time-tested method called “monovision”. During your consultation, we demonstrate this option for our patients over 40 to see well at distance & near without glasses.
The laser will mess up if I move
Our lasers have an amazingly fast infrared tracker that keeps the laser perfectly centered on your eye. It follows small movements of your eye during the procedure, so if your eye moves, the laser moves with it. Large movements of the eye cause the tracker to stop the laser until the eye is back into position.
LASIK eye doctors
World-class Vision Specialists
One of the top LASIK surgeons in the world, Dr. Sharpe opened SharpeVision — a modern, transformative laser vision correction boutique— to bring top refractive surgeons & the best results to everyone, all for the best price.
eye’m with sharpe
Our Clients Are Our Vision Statement
Because anyone can be affected by poor vision, we get to help people from all walks of life & hear some amazing stories along the way.
Success Stories — Geena Urango
Read Geena’s Story
Since getting LASIK, I feel like I can see and track the ball better than I ever had before on the beach volleyball court.
Success Stories — Brad Simms
Read Brad’s Story
20/15 day after LASIK- unbelievable!
Success Stories — Kiliii Yüyan
Read Kiliii’s Story
Having the freedom to travel anywhere in the world to cover a story and not worry about bringing enough contacts.
Success Stories — Missy Truscott
Read Missy’s Story
Now I can see clearly and appreciate the little things I didn’t see before.
Official Lasik Provider
Trusted by the Best
Our surgeons have had the privilege of treating a wide range of professional athletes, coaches, & trainers. We are honored to partner with & support our local teams, & honored that the players & staff trust us with their vision.
Free LASIK Consultation
Insights About Your Eyesight
Optometrists and ophthalmologists often work as a combined care team for patients seeking vision correction through refractive and lens based surgeries. This type of collaborative care is commonly referred to as “co-management”. Family optometrists (ODs) […]
Are my Eyedrops Safe?
Eye doctors and patients across the globe are on high alert with a very important question that’s seemingly never broken ground before: “Are my eyedrops safe?” This post will cover drop composition, use, safety, and […]
Understanding Mechanisms of Myopia: Nature vs Nurture
Myopia and Nature vs Nurture: The Great Debate! Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. It is a condition that affects approximately one-third of the global […]
What age do cataracts start?
Cataracts are a common eye condition that affect virtually everyone if you live long enough. Typically it’s in our 60s and 70s when we notice more glare, blur, difficulty reading road signs, but often times […]
Milestones for Vision Health after LASIK
LASIK surgery is a popular option for people with vision problems who want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts. What we need to realize is that there are several predictable changes […]
The connection between nutrition and eye health: What you need to know for your LASIK or any other eye surgery
Good eye health is obviously super important for maintaining a good quality of life. Eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy are on the rise(1). While genetics play a role in […]
So I was told I am not a LASIK Candidate
LASIK Alternatives If you have been imagining a life with less dependence on contact lenses or glasses, it can be disappointing to be told that you are not a candidate for LASIK. However, the road […]
Getting Personal: Have you had Surgery Yourself? Dr. Alex Kim
Welcome back to the blog! One of the most humbling and important questions our patients ask us is “Have you had surgery yourself?” In a sense, we’re being asked if we personally believe in the […]
Who Do You Need to Consult With for Laser Vision Correction?
Most people, when considering their vision, will get their annual exam from their local optometrist. An optometrist (OD) performs eye exams and vision tests, prescribes glasses and contact lenses, and diagnoses and prescribes medicines for […]