Ophthalmologist + Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Nicholas Lancaster
Dr. Lancaster is a Refractive Surgeon at SHARPEVISION MODERN LASIK & LENS in Austin and Chicago. He has lived all over the world and is fluent in Spanish.
Meet Dr. Nicholas Lancaster
Goodbye glasses! SharpeVision is bringing custom all-laser vision correction procedures paired with the most modern technology and techniques to everyone. Improve your vision and your life with less risk, less expense, and in less time than contact lenses.
Custom All-Laser Vision Correction
Custom All-Laser Vision Correction with a Twist
Advanced Vision Correction Lens Insertion
This is not your parents’ vision correction surgery: RLE is getting rid of those pesky “readers” now, and and you won’t need Cataract surgery later! Laser-assisted cataract extraction with multifocal intraocular lenses make it so there are no needles, no blades, and potentially NO glasses afterward. Monovision is also an excellent option to potentially allow you to have good distance and near vision.
Laser Vision Correction Procedure with Custom Lens Replacement
Laser Vision Restoration Procedure with Custom Lens Replacement
Customized Laser Restoration of Distance and Near Vision
Is LASIK right for you? In most cases, yes! While not everyone can safely have laser vision correction, about 90% of the patients we see are great candidates for LASIK. And because we utilize the latest techniques and newest technology, we’re able to treat many patients who weren’t candidates in the past. So, if you’ve been told that you aren’t a candidate for LASIK, you very likely could be now with SharpeVision.
LASIK for ALL. We’re not your typical LASIK provider in Austin. Total transparency is our mission. We don’t have corporate shareholders. We don’t have quotas. We only do custom all-laser vision correction surgery with the latest and greatest tech. This means that Dr. Lancaster can tailor the procedure specifically to your unique eyes, giving you the best possible result.
We believe that everyone should have access to the best technology at a fair price and in an inspiring environment. Whether you are interested in LASIK, PRK, or ICL, you can know you are getting the best value possible because our pricing is transparent with no hidden fees. Check out our LASIK Cost Calculator to see how much LASIK can save you vs contacts and glasses. We also offer guaranteed in-house financing!
We believe that we give our patients the best experience at the best price, but if you happen to find a better price somewhere else, you can still have the SharpeVision experience. Just bring in your exam paperwork with the quoted price from another local LASIK provider within three months of your consultation, and we’ll match the price for service & give you an extra $100 off! It’s that simple. So when you’re ready, we’ve made it easy to book your free consultation online, but we’d also love an old fashioned phone call. We’ll see you soon!
As adults, our eyes predictably undergo three major milestones. At SharpeVision, we have vision correction solutions for each of these milestones regardless of your age or glasses prescription.
As we reach adulthood, our glasses prescription stabilizes, and the lenses in our eyes are still flexible. We heal quickly and can enjoy the benefits of vision correction for a very long time, making young adulthood an ideal time to have laser vision correction. At SharpeVision, we have solutions to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The most common procedures recommended at this age range are LASIK, PRK, and EVO ICL.™
As we age, we lose flexibility in the natural lens of our eye. This is called presbyopia, or Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS). Everyone loses lens flexibility and will need glasses or contacts for either distance vision, near vision, or both at about 45 years old or older, regardless of previous vision correction surgery. The most common procedures recommended for this age range are RLE and Monovision, however, LASIK, PRK, and EVO ICL™ may also be appropriate.
When we’re in our 60s and older, the lenses of our eyes become less clear. This loss of clarity is called a Cataract, and it usually progresses slowly. You may first start to notice increasing difficulty driving at night with glare from oncoming headlights. At this milestone, we recommend Cataract surgery to replace your cloudy, inflexible lens with a clear custom lens (IOL). *Good to know: Cataract surgery is the same procedure as RLE, the only difference being that your lens is cloudy at this point, so your insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
The majority of people (90%) who meet the age and general health requirements are good candidates for LASIK in Austin. However, there are some conditions that exclude certain patients. Take the quiz to see if LASIK is right for you.
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
From start to finish SharpeVision was professional, kind, informative, and beyond expectations. The staff is amazing and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable.
Jillian — Austin
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
My experience with SharpeVision was exceptional. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process.
Amy — Austin
Getting LASIK at SharpeVision was the best decision! If you are considering LASIK you need to do it here!
Julia — Austin
Our surgeons have had the privilege of treating a wide range of professional athletes, coaches, and trainers. We are honored to partner with and support AUSTIN FC, and honored that the players and staff trust us with their vision.
No, the laser can’t burn a hole in your eye. But it’s a good question. Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions at SharpeVision. Some of them may surprise you!
No one ever has. However, LASIK is a surgical procedure and does have risks that vary by your age, prescription, and numerous other factors. Please see “risks of laser surgery” above.
The average cost per eye for LASIK and PRK in the USA went up in 2023 like most things, due to inflation, and is around $2500, with a range from $1500 to $3500. An advertised price lower than $1000 is typically only for the lowest prescriptions without astigmatism. At SHARPEVISION, our pricing is clear and consistent and based on your level of prescription and other factors related to your anatomy. We will know where you fall in our pricing after we have given your eyes a thorough evaluation at your free consultation. The price is the same whether you have LASIK or PRK. We also have a price-match guarantee: if you happen to get a lower price quote for LASIK or PRK somewhere else, we will match the price for service, just bring in your paperwork. It’s that simple!
Our ICL and RLE pricing is consistent for everyone because we are inserting a lens into the eye and not changing the shape of the cornea. These prices are listed on our pricing page– which no one else does BTW!
There are very few things that can go wrong during the surgery, and the chances of any of those things occurring are slight. More important to the outcome of your surgery, we advise everyone to check out the surgeon’s credentials, experience, online presence and reviews, and to then visit the center and get an overall feel for the practice. Did you have a good feeling about the team, the physical appearance and processes internally? I believe that a higher volume of patients is good for practice consistency and to hone results. However, if you feel like they’re rushing you through, you may not receive the same attention and responsiveness of a smaller practice. This can be an issue at a multi-surgeon clinic. I feel like we have found the perfect combination at SharpeVision: we do a lot of procedures, which keeps us polished, and our surgeon-run boutique centers keep our patients at the front of everything we do.
At SharpeVision, we perform only all-laser LASIK. Your surgeon will use an extremely precise femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea. The surgeon then uses another laser to reshape the cornea, correcting the refraction problems in the eye.
LASIK is one of the most commonly performed eye laser surgery for many reasons:
LASIK is also more convenient in the long run, and with SharpeVision’s Austin LASIK surgery, more cost-effective too! We have the best LASIK Austin prices and a price-match guarantee to prove it!
Anyone can be affected by poor vision. We get to help people from all walks of life, and hear some amazing stories along the way.
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.
Read Brad’s Story
20/15 day after LASIK- unbelievable!
Read Kiliii’s Story
Having the freedom to travel anywhere in the world to cover a story and not worry about bringing enough contacts.
Read Missy’s Story
Now I can see clearly and appreciate the little things I didn’t see before.
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