Evaluate Your LASIK Candidacy

Expert Advice from Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL

Unlock Crystal Clear Vision 

LASIK can correct your vision so you can live free from glasses or contact lenses.


If you are contemplating a life free from the hassles of contact lenses or glasses, let us help you determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for this type of treatment.   In Bourbonnais, IL, contact head optometrist Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski OD and Associates.

The Advantages of a Pre-Surgery Evaluation

Customized Treatment Plans

Every individual’s eyes are unique, and LASIK isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Through a comprehensive pre-surgery examination, I can tailor your LASIK treatment to your specific needs. This personalized approach ensures that you achieve the best possible results.

Safety First

LASIK is generally safe, but it’s not without risks. By conducting a thorough evaluation, I can identify any underlying eye conditions or health issues that might increase your risk of complications. Your safety is my top priority, and I’ll only recommend LASIK if it’s in your best interest.

Realistic Expectations

It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the outcome of LASIK. During our consultation, I’ll discuss the potential benefits and limitations of the procedure, so you have a clear understanding of what to expect. This transparency is key to a successful LASIK experience.

Alternative Options

LASIK may not be the best choice for everyone. If you’re not an ideal candidate, I can explore alternative vision correction options with you, such as PRK or implantable contact lenses. We’ll find the best solution to meet your visual needs and lifestyle.

Long-Term Results

LASIK is a life-changing procedure, but it’s important to consider the long-term benefits. Through a pre-surgery evaluation, we can assess your eye health and determine if LASIK is likely to provide lasting results, reducing the chances of needing further vision correction down the road.

Experience Life Without Glasses. Contact Us for an Evaluation!


If you’re intrigued by the prospect of LASIK and reside in or around Frankfort, IL, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski. Together, you will assess your eye health, visual needs, and lifestyle to ascertain whether LASIK is the right choice for you. Dr. Rutkowski’s unwavering dedication to patient care and safety guarantees that you’ll receive the most reliable guidance on your path to improved vision.


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
  • Glaucoma
  • 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.