At Eye Consultants, your best vision is our only focus. Since we first opened our family-owned business in 1980, we’ve helped countless patients across the Inland Northwest achieve the clearest vision possible. We’re committed to providing you with the best care and outcomes, and when it comes to LASIK, that means giving you access to the latest technology, advanced procedures, and the most experienced surgeons. Read on to learn more about our LASIK procedures in Spokane, and what a lifetime of clear, eyewear-free vision can do for you.

LASIK Surgery at Eye Consultants

Spokane LASIK Surgery

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is an eye surgery designed to correct refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Those who suffer from refractive errors have blurry vision and need to wear glasses or contacts in order to see the world clearly.

Refractive errors are caused when the cornea — the clear tissue at the front of the eye — is misshapen. LASIK corrects refractive errors by using a hyper-accurate laser to adjust the curvature of your cornea. Once the cornea is reshaped, it can properly reflect light that enters the eye, correcting vision and eliminating the need to wear glasses or contacts.

LASIK Benefits

What Are the Benefits Of LASIK?

LASIK surgery is an investment in both your health and your quality of life. Over time, the lifetime cost of wearing contacts and glasses far surpasses the one-time investment in permanent vision correction with LASIK.

In addition to cost savings, LASIK gives you the freedom of living a life free from the burden of wearing glasses and contact lenses. This means that you no longer have to worry about damaging your glasses while you’re exercising, or forgetting to remove your contacts before you fall asleep, making caring for your eyes much easier.

LASIK surgery is quick and painless, and patients often notice improvements in their vision within just a few hours.

LASIK Benefits

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK in Spokane

Our team at Eye Consultants is dedicated to ensuring that every surgery we perform is in the patient’s best interest. While LASIK surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many, we want to make sure that you can receive the very best outcomes before deciding on surgery.

Ideal candidates for LASIK surgery have the following characteristics:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have a vision prescription that hasn’t changed
    for at least a year
  • Are in good general health
  • Are not suffering from any autoimmune disorders,
    such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Don’t have any eye infections or past eye injuries

We’ll determine together whether LASIK eye surgery is your best option for vision correction after a thorough evaluation. Even if we determine that LASIK isn’t the best solution for your eyesight, we can explore our alternative procedures, such as PRK.

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK in Spokane

Our team at Eye Consultants is dedicated to ensuring that every surgery we perform is in the patient’s best interest. While LASIK surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many, we want to make sure that you can receive the very best outcomes before deciding on surgery.

Ideal candidates for LASIK surgery have the following characteristics:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have a vision prescription that
    hasn’t changed for at least a year
  • Are in good general health
  • Are not suffering from any
    autoimmune disorders,
    such as diabetes
    or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Don’t have any eye infections or
    past eye injuries

We’ll determine together whether LASIK eye surgery is your best option for vision correction after a thorough evaluation. Even if we determine that LASIK isn’t the best solution for your eyesight, we can explore our alternative procedures, such as PRK.

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Eyes Evaluation at Spokane WA

What to Expect During your LASIK Surgery

Once we’ve evaluated your eyes and determined that your LASIK eye surgery will be safe and effective, we’ll complete more pre-operative testing where we comprehensively measure your eyes.

On the day of your LASIK surgery, your eyes will be numbed using topical eye drops so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure. You don’t have to worry about blinking because we use a device to gently hold your eyelids open. We’ll talk you through every step of your procedure, which only takes about 8-10 minutes per eye.

After surgery, we recommend waiting 24-48 hours before resuming physical activities so that your eyes can heal. Many patients experience improvements in their vision within 24 hours, but over the next few months your eyes will continue to heal.

Dr. Fillmore Explains Your LASIK Surgery Experience

Advanced iLASIK Technology in Spokane

At Eye Consultants, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of the industry by adopting the most advanced technology available. The state-of-the-art medical tech we use, from your first pre-operative exam to your actual procedure, helps us ensure that your surgery is safe and that you get the best post-surgery vision possible.

Our iLASIK is a fully-customizable, blade-free LASIK procedure. It uses the most advanced technologies, including CustomVue and IntraLASIK, to provide patients with the safest, most personalized vision correction available.

Wavefront-Guided LASIK

CustomVue LASIK

CustomVue LASIK, also referred to as Wavefront-guided LASIK, is a technology that we use in order to customize your procedure to your unique eyes. During CustomVue LASIK, our Spokane ophthalmologists use Wavefront technology to create a map of your eye, recording all its unique features and irregularities. Wavefront technology allows us to take remarkably refined measurements during CustomVue LASIK, so that we can give patients results that are crisper and clearer than conventional LASIK.

IntraLASIK Surgery

IntraLASIK

During LASIK surgery, a small flap is made in the cornea to allow the laser to reshape the tissue beneath. Some surgeries create this flap with a blade, which is generally very safe, but does leave room for human error. IntraLase laser technology, which uses small pulses of light to create this flap, is extremely precise and safe. It allows our surgeons to customize the LASIK flap to the dimensions of your eyes, allowing for greater accuracy, better visual outcomes, and faster recovery.

IntraLASIK Surgery

What to Expect After Your LASIK Surgery

LASIK Surgeon in Spokane

At Eye Consultants, we don’t just provide our patients with the best technology, we also give them access to our highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist, Gary Fillmore, M.D.. Dr. Fillmore graduated with his Doctor of Medicine, with honors, from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief resident and earned multiple military honors. Dr. Fillmore uses his years of experience in ophthalmology and his expertise in refractive surgeries to provide our patients with remarkable results.

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Financing Options

LASIK Financing

We believe that vision is a gift, and that nothing should stand between you and the vision correction you deserve. While insurance often won’t cover LASIK due to it being considered an “elective” procedure, we offer our patients stress-free financing options with CareCredit.

LASIK Vision Correction

Begin Your LASIK Journey at Eye Consultants

We love performing LASIK because we love seeing firsthand how vision correction surgery can improve our patients’ quality of life. LASIK truly is a life-changing procedure that fixes your vision and lets you live without the constraints of glasses or contacts.

We’re here to teach about your treatment options and to answer any questions you may have about LASIK and PRK surgery. We invite you to partake in a completely free consultation and learn if LASIK surgery is right for you.

To learn more about our LASIK procedures or to schedule your free consultation, call us at 509-487-5000, request a consult, or take a free self-test to see if LASIK is right for you.

LASIK Vision Correction

Our Patients Love Their Results!

Your eyes are one of your most precious gifts. Dr. Gary Fillmore and his staff are here to help you protect and achieve your best vision regardless of which stage of life you are in.

Whether you are interested in the life-changing results of LASIK surgery or want to learn more about the amazing benefits of multifocal lenses for cataract surgery, we are committed to better vision for you delivered with amazing patient care.

Check out what our patients have to say about our team at Eye Consultants!

LASIK
PATIENTS

Best money I’ve ever spent! Wish I could have done it years ago.
– Dillon Watkins

My husband and I both had LASIK surgery by Dr. Fillmore and it was a great experience. He did an amazing job and the follow up care was wonderful as well. The entire staff is highly skilled, professional and friendly. We now go there for all our regular eye checkups and take our three kids there as well. Highly recommend.

TAWNA STROM

CATARACT
PATIENTS

A family centered clinic. They are interested in each patient and know their stories and truly care about your total health and well-being.
– Carmen Himenes

After putting it off for too long I decided to have cataract surgery at my eye doctors are urging. He referred me to Eye Consultants where I met some very competent and very pleasant people. My cataract surgery was performed by Dr. Gary Fillmore and I could not be more pleased with the results. I didn’t realize how bad my vision had become. Dr. Fillmore was easy to get along with, he was a very good listener and he explained everything I needed to know quite thoroughly. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

JIM WOODWARD

COMPLETE EYE CARE PATIENTS

Kind, courteous, attentive, patient…A place where the patient feels like they matter. What a breath of fresh air!
– Lynn Attison

As a professional pilot, a good vision is essential to me. From LASIK surgery to everyday optical care, Eye Consultants N.W. is the only provider that I trust with my eye care needs. Their office staff is professional, personable, and knowledgeable. Dr. Edmons is exceptional in her patient care! She makes the time and takes the time to ensure that each and every patient gets the best in eye care.

WILLIAM LOGAN