Rosin Eyecare has been Chicago’s trusted source of eye care and vision correction for nearly a century — and ever since we adopted LASIK treatment, we’ve set the standard for what a personalized surgical experience should look like.
As we like to put it, we’re in the “see better” business. Our process is designed to make it easy to get improved vision, decreased dependence on eyewear, and a simpler, stress-free lifestyle as quickly and comfortably as possible.
What is The LASIK Procedure?
When you have a vision issue like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, it means that one or both eyes aren’t able to focus correctly at certain distances. These issues occur when your cornea, the front layer of your eye that focuses vision, is shaped wrong.
What LASIK and similar surgeries offer is a painless way to reshape the cornea so that it can give you clearer vision at all distances. LASIK is one of the most common eye surgeries in the world. This simple outpatient procedure can improve your vision — and your quality of life!
The Life-Changing Potential of LASIK Treatment
At Rosin Eyecare, we’re proud to offer wide selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses so that every patient can find what fits their needs, but for some patients, a life without eyewear is a better fit for their lifestyle. For these patients, LASIK doesn’t just provide clear vision — it also provides convenience and peace of mind.
LASIK is a straightforward process with a simple first step: finding out if you’re a candidate. Take our LASIK Self-Test to find out if LASIK or a related procedure can improve your eyesight.
LASIK Safety & Technology at Rosin
Since it was developed, LASIK has always been a safe procedure, but it was partially completed by hand at first. Today’s “all-laser” LASIK, performed by the world’s top surgeon’s, offers precise results and fast recovery times.
At Rosin Eyecare, we want to bring Chicago the best of the best, and we believe the best all-laser LASIK is the Alcon WaveLight® Refractive Suite. The FS200 femtosecond laser and EX500 excimer laser use Wavefront Optimized® procedure planning, and the WaveNet™ Computer Network, to feed this information to several systems at once.
This integrated system allows us to customize your procedure to the smallest degree — for extremely precise vision correction.
A Free Consult Today. Better Vision Tomorrow.
Having a conversation now could put you on track to a better quality of life. Set up your free LASIK consultation today.
The Rosin LASIK Experience
and Eye Exam
Next comes your consultation. We perform detailed testing and measurements to ensure that you have a lot to gain from LASIK, or an equally effective alternative. We’ll also get your pharmacy information for post-op eye drops, and provide a detailed itinerary and list of pre-surgery dos and don’ts.
Our Safe, Painless
Our experience in completing thousands of successful LASIK procedures, allows us to make the process quick and painless. The surgery area will be numbed and then surgery itself will last only about 10 minutes. You’ll likely feel slight pressure on your eye, but little else.
Recovery & Results
Recovery, especially with our all-laser LASIK, is very smooth. You may feel some slight discomfort the following day, but most patients are able to start seeing results and return to normal activities within 24 hours.
For your peace of mind, we also offer free touch-ups for up to one year after surgery. This means we guarantee you will see 20/20 or better within your first 12 months.
LASIK Offers Clearer Vision — With No End in Sight
You have a lot to look forward to after your LASIK treatment. Get started on your future with clear vision: Schedule a free LASIK consult today.
Common LASIK FAQs
LASIK is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world and boasts remarkable success rates. For most patients, the greatest risk is temporary dry eye.
All you should feel during the procedure itself is a slight pressure during operation.
The LASIK procedure itself can take less than 10 minutes, but you should put aside a couple of hours for the entire surgical appointment.
You may experience some eye discomfort such as dry eye, or slight visual distortion, in the hours or days following surgery, but these effects should dissipate quickly.
LASIK is more affordable than ever, and much cheaper than a lifetime of eyewear. We’re happy to go over your specific insurance coverage and financing options with you as early as our first conversation.
Recovery will vary from individual to individual, but most people are able to resume normal activities a day or so after surgery. We can help you determine if you should take time off of your specific job.
LASIK creates a small, self-healing flap and gently reshapes corneal tissue just beneath it. PRK painlessly reshapes the top of the cornea. Both have nearly identical outcomes, but your cornea’s thickness and condition may make one a better choice for you.
Your cornea is reshaped, meaning the improvement offered by LASIK is permanent. However, other eye conditions and factors can make your vision degrade over time, even if the cornea is still doing its job correctly. We offer free touch ups for a year after surgery, or longer with our LASIK Lifetime Plan.
Yes! Reading vision can get worse due to issues with the cornea (hyperopia), or the eye’s natural lens (presbyopia). LASIK is a perfect solution for myopia, and can still counteract the effects of presbyopia by correcting the cornea against the eye’s lens.
Unless you have extreme astigmatism, success rates for LASIK are nearly identical for astigmatism as they are for nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Patients need to be at least 21, largely because LASIK requires a stable vision prescription, and vision doesn’t fully stabilize until adulthood.
The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK is to get a free consultation. The main requirements are age, sufficient corneal thickness and health, and a stable vision prescription. However, many who don’t qualify for LASIK still qualify for an alternative like PRK.
You, and your eye, will be okay! Even if you’re able to blink despite the numbing agent, we have automatic eye tracking in place to make sure LASIK treatment stops if you blink or sneeze.
Your eyes will be numb, but you may feel slight pressure on your eyes.
While LASIK shouldn’t require you to be put to sleep, we want you to feel as comfortable with the procedure as possible. We can discuss your anesthesia options during your consultation.
During your consultation, we’ll provide a full list of simple steps you should take in the days preceding your procedure, such as not using contact lenses for a few days beforehand.
Hear from People Who Have Been in Your Shoes
“The whole process was really simple and explained step by step. All the care and follow up was included.”
“Dr. Rosin is really good at what he does! Made me feel really relaxed. The procedure was really easy!”
“Dr. Rosin was very nice. He explained how my eyes changed and explained everything he was going to do.”