Donate to LASIK Research, Patient Care and Education

LASIK surgery reshapes a person’s cornea, enabling light that enters the eye to be correctly focused on the retina. This improved focus leads to clearer vision and can make a dramatic, positive change in a person’s life. Generally, laser eye surgery is pain-free and can be completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. After undergoing LASIK surgery, a person can experience enhanced vision (without eyeglasses or contact lenses) within 24 hours. By making a donation to  Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of the specialists at the LASIK Center at Northwestern Medicine, you will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine remains on the leading edge of LASIK surgery and other eye procedures that make such a difference for so many people.

The physicians, surgeons and staff at Northwestern Medicine’s LASIK Center are dedicated to understanding and meeting every patient’s unique needs. When developing a treatment plan, our team focuses on quality, safety and outstanding clinical outcomes, as well as the role of the latest technology and any other elements of treatment. LASIK surgery, as well as all other eye procedures, are performed at Northwestern Medicine’s state-of-the-art LASIK Center.

If a patient chooses to have LASIK surgery, he or she will undergo a thorough eye exam with our LASIK Center physicians and surgeons, in order to to ensure that the patient’s eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. Our specialists evaluate the shape and depth of the cornea, the moistness of the eyes and the  curvature of the front surface of the eye, among other factors. Many patients are surprised (and grateful!) to learn that LASIK surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops and involves no stitches or bandages.

Additional vision disorders treated by the team members at Northwestern Medicine’s LASIK Center include astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness) and presbyopia. Your generous donation will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine remains at the forefront of exceptional, comprehensive eye care.

LASIK Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

By making a contribution to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of eye-related research and care at Northwestern Medicine, you will be a part of important progress in the understanding and treatment of many eye conditions. Your support will help to ensure that patients in need of LASIK surgery, as well as patients in need of other eye procedures, will always receive the very finest care from the dedicated team at the LASIK Center at Northwestern Medicine. 

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