Millions of Americans wear corrective lenses to clarify their vision. With laser refractive surgery, you can enjoy restored vision without the need for corrective lenses. Yes, that means you can finally put your glasses and contacts away!
Enjoy a Lifetime of Clear Vision
From a Safe & Effective Enhancement Procedure
Our Lifetime Assurance Plan provides qualified patients complimentary enhancements when indicated. We are confident in our work and know that you will enjoy it for a lifetime.
Risks of complications occur with any surgical procedure, though LASIK surgery is among the lowest. Years of experience and training, combined with a well-researched, studied, and practiced procedure, work together to ensure a terrific result for each patient.
A great result from LASIK surgery starts with a comprehensive eye exam that assesses the health, size, and shape of your eye; precise corneal measurements are taken that inform the surgeon.
How LASIK Works
Schaeffer LaserVision offers proven technology options to correct vision problems. There are two treatment options we offer, conventional LASIK and custom Wavefront LASIK.Custom wavefront LASIK is an enhanced LASIK procedure, utilizing a wavefront analyzer to take measurements of your eye that are 25 times more precise than standard measurements (your corneal map, like a fingerprint, is unique to you).The wavefront analyzer captures high order aberrations – tiny irregularities that cannot be corrected by corrective lenses – that are included in your treatment plan. The resulting treatment exactly matches your visual errors, providing unrivaled visual enhancement.The Procedure
You will be asked not to wear contact lenses for at least two weeks prior to surgery (you will need to wear your glasses during this time). On the day of surgery, we will spend approximately 90 minutes preparing; the actual surgery itself only takes 20 minutes.
Your eye will be cleaned and numbed. When ready, a small flap will be cut into the cornea. You will be asked to stare at a light (not the laser), during which time the laser will be used to correct your refractive errors.
The process takes approximately 10 minutes per eye and is generally uncomfortable (but not painful) for most people.
About Dr. Woolfson
Over 80,000 patients – including 300 eye doctors from around the world – have trusted their LASIK procedure to Dr. Woolfson. Widely known as a LASIK pioneer, Dr. Woolfson is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world.
After graduating from Vanderbilt Medical School and completing his residency at Emory University, Dr. Woolfson began his LASIK training in South Africa, long before FDA approval. When the FDA granted LASIK its approval, he returned to the Unites States to help train and teach other surgeons his advanced techniques.
Dr. Woolfson has served as a national proctor, training and certifying more than 100 LASIK surgeons across North America. After more than a decade in the industry, Dr. Woolfson has been selected by several companies, including VISX, Inc., and LaserLight Technologies, to be a clinical investigator for their equipment, helping not only to advance LASIK, but to ensure that the procedure is performed with the best possible technology and training.
Financing options available
LASIK surgery is affordable, and can be paid in advance or financed over time. Ask about our financing options.
Safety, risks, & complications
LASIK surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures available, and our surgical team is among the best in Alabama. However, as with any procedure, there is a small risk of complications. These include:
In the majority of cases, the complications, including dry eye syndrome, are temporary and dissipate after the healing process is complete (approximately six months).
Why Choose Schaeffer Eye Center?
We continuously explore and invest in new technologies that improve the quality and accuracy of our eye exams, aid in testing for eye diseases (such as glaucoma), and treatment options.
By investing in advanced treatments, such as LipiFlow for dry eye, we can improve the quality of life for patients living with chronic eye conditions. We carry a variety of contact lenses suitable for nearly any prescription, including toric and scleral lenses.
Learn more about the integration of technology into our offices here.
Schaeffer Eye Center offers the best selection in distinctive, designer eyewear.
Our design minded eyewear consultants can assist you in finding the best style to offer comfort that meets your lifestyle needs and fashion sense.
We have grown to 18 locations across Alabama by providing quality service to our patients. Not only are we providers for most of the major insurance plans, we can determine the best use to maximize your benefits.
Schaeffer Eye Center believes in giving back to the community. This belief is demonstrated by current and past support in numerous community organizations.