LASIK can correct your vision so you can live free from glasses or contact lenses.
With IntraLase™ surgery, you can get vision correction using a laser rather than a blade. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates can screen you for LASIK candidacy and then help you decide whether it’s right for you.
Ultrafast Controlled Energy
Your surgeon uses ultrafast, precisely controlled laser energy pulses to create tiny bubbles just beneath your top corneal layer.
Precise Computerized Guidance
Using computer guidance, your surgeon creates the ideal corneal flap for your needs and then carefully shapes your cornea to enhance your vision.
Usually, you can go back to most normal activities, including work, almost immediately. Our satisfied patients reported a noticeable vision improvement the next morning.
Meet Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.
Dr. Rutkowski is the founder and lead optometrist at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, He is well known for putting his patients’ needs first and for providing top quality eye care services that include eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, dry & red eye treatment. He serves at two locations in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best kind of LASIK?
Traditional LASIK uses a microkeratome, a small blade, to make an incision in your cornea. This incision makes a small flap that allows your LASIK surgeon to reshape your cornea and correct your vision.
The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D., and Associates team recommends IntraLase because it’s gentler than bladed LASIK while still giving you reliably clear vision.
Am I a good candidate for LASIK vision correction?
Our team of experts perform a comprehensive LASIK screening to let you know if it’s right for you.
You must be 18 or older to have LASIK. You must also have stable vision, meaning no prescription changes, infections, or eye injuries, for 12 months or more to be eligible for LASIK.
Some eye diseases and conditions can exclude you from LASIK candidacy, including:
- Chronic dry eyes
- Autoimmune disorders like lupus
- Corneal edema
- Corneal lesions
- Corneal implant
- Thin corneas
- Keratoconus, which causes bulging corneas
If you aren’t eligible for IntraLase LASIK, you might be a good candidate for another kind of vision correction surgery. The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D., and Associates team can make a customized surgical recommendation for you.