Dr. Croley was the first to offer Lasik or laser vision correction to Ocala Florida in Marion County as well as many other counties in Central Florida.
Imagine waking up in Ocala, the Horse Capital of the World, or anywhere in Marion, Alachua, or Citrus County and seeing clearly without glasses or contact lenses.
PRK Surgery / Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction / LASIK / PRK is done at a state of the art facility in Ocala to help patients who are dependent on their glasses whether nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism to see and function without glasses or contact lenses.
The Excimer laser by Bausch and Lomb Zyoptix and the ACE system is so different from conventional Lasik surgery in its use of innovative Wavefront technology. Your eyes, vision, and lifestyle are unique – truly distinctive, with imperfections that are different from anyone else’s. The Zyoptix system provides a comprehensive analysis of your eyes so we can plan a personalized laser correction procedure completely individualized for you.
Types of Eye Surgery:
- Custom Cornea
- Surface Oblation PRK
All with Wavefront technology. Dr. Croley and his staff are happy to go over any and all procedures that may be appropriate for you during your free initial evaluation.
What should I do before my laser eye surgery?
The decision to have Laser Vision Correction here in Ocala or anywhere in Central Florida is an important one. Dr. Croley believes that all individuals considering this procedure should be completely educated on it prior to having it done. Central Florida Eye Institute in Ocala offers free evaluations so you may gain valuable information as it relates specifically to you. This comprehensive eye exam helps to ensure you are a safe, healthy candidate for laser correction and are able to make an informed decision. You are also able to meet the qualified staff and see the facility before your laser procedure.
The procedure for LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) surgery takes only moments and the results are almost immediate!
- The eyeball is numbed with an “eye drop” anesthesia
- Then, an instrument called a microkeratome folds back a thin flap of corneal tissue.
- A cool beam of light from the Excimer laser then removes a predetermined amount of tissue from the inner cornea to correct the patient’s refractive error.
- The corneal flap is placed back in its original position where it bonds without the need for stitches.
Most LASIK patients have functional vision within 12 to 24 hours and full visual results usually take one to four weeks (results and healing times vary with each individual). 95-98% of patients have 20/40 vision within 12-24 hours! The surgery is done right at Central Florida Eye Institute and a follow-up visit is scheduled for the next day.
Why Choose Dr. Croley?
Dr. Croley has been involved with the Excimer laser since 1989 and is the Area’s Leader in Laser Vision Correction since bringing it to Ocala and the surrounding areas in 1994. He has had vast comprehensive training throughout the United States and Europe and uses the latest technology and optimal care in performing Lasik and Surface Oblation (PRK). Patients have come to Ocala from Alaska, Germany, and France to have Dr. Croley perform their laser vision corrections procedures.
The Excimer lasers used are Bausch & Lomb and Summit Technology. These lasers are owned and operated solely by Dr. Croley. Your treatment and follow-up care are done at Central Florida Eye Institute. Because the Excimer is such a precise instrument, it is never handled by another doctor or technician, nor is it moved from our location. This ensures the most accurate calibration of the Laser.
How much does LASIK cost?
Check out this price report on average LASIK surgery costs.
The fee for the procedure includes your initial complete eye examination, laser surgery and follow-up visits for a full year. Payment options are available with no down payment.
- No initial payment
- Low, fixed rates ranging from 9.99% – 12.99%
- No prepayment penalty
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LASIK Eye Surgery Testimonials:
As a sports enthusiast (scuba diving, sailing, motor boating, tennis, walking, skiing and bicycling), my eyes are extremely important to me. Therefore my decision to have LASIK surgery was an easy one. Choosing an ophthalmologist was not quite as easy.
I did my homework, and after interviewing several doctors, you were definitely my top choice. I am pleased to say that I am convinced that I made the right choice. My experience with you and your professional staff could not have been more pleasant or rewarding. The level of care, concern and attention I have received has been superlative.
Thank you for everything!
For more information about LASIK in the Ocala, Gainesville, Lady Lake, Leesburg, and Inverness, Florida area, please feel free to contact Cathy at Central Florida Eye Institute at (352) 237-8400 or (800) 521-6028 or visit our Contact Us page to request a consultation today!