LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago


You can generally expect a short and easy recovery after your LASIK procedure. However, a few precautions are necessary to ensure proper healing.

Our eye doctors will explain what you should and should not do following LASIK. They will provide detailed instructions and guidelines. In the meantime, test your LASIK recovery knowledge with the quiz below.

One of the most significant advantages of LASIK eye surgery is the rapid recovery time. In general, full recovery only takes a few days, and most patients find that their vision noticeably improves within hours of returning home. This quick, and relatively comfortable, recovery is the main reason that LASIK is the vision correction procedure of choice, widely favored over other equally effective options such as PRK.

If you are wondering when to schedule your LASIK procedure, you probably already know that LASIK can put an end to blurry mornings, fumbling around for your glasses, and the other inconveniences you endure when you rely on corrective lenses for clear vision. Though every patient has a unique set of obligations, scheduling challenges, and preferences, winter is a great time for many patients to have a LASIK procedure for several reasons.

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has changed the lives of millions of patients. This vision correction method can eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses in as little as a few days. If you are tired of blurry vision, wearing glasses, or using contact lenses, consider this popular procedure to give you the clarity and freedom you have been missing. We’ve provided some quick facts below.

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employer’s health insurance, you are on the clock to use the money you’ve contributed to your FSA this year. FSA accounts are subject to a “use it or lose it” rule that results in millions of dollars forfeited each year, but there’s still time to use your funds and give yourself the gift of clear sight with LASIK.

LASIK and PRK are two of the most common laser vision correction procedures. Many patients ask about the difference, especially when they first see the less commonly known PRK surgery.

Most patients know that the ultimate goal of LASIK surgery is 20/20 (or better!) vision. But, if you’re considering LASIK, it’s important to know what happens leading up to the optimal vision correction.