LASIK Center

What is LASIK?

​​​​​​​LASIK is laser vision correction using a laser to create a flap on the cornea, then another laser to reshape the cornea to correct distance vision, near vision, and astigmatism.

Prior to the procedure, an anesthetic drop is used to numb the eye. The actual time it takes to make the flap is about 5 seconds per eye and depending on the correction, it may take from 3-15 seconds for the second laser to do the reshaping and correction portion of the treatment.


Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Most of the population is a candidate for LASIK. Only about 5 percent of people are not good candidates and should not have the procedure done. During our free consultations, we will map your cornea an see if you are a good candidate.

All-Laser, All-Wavefront, All the Time.

We offer two different treatments at Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center - Wavefront Optimized and Wavefront Guided, also called Contoura. Our surgeons believe these treatments are the best options for the best outcomes. We map every patient’s eyes and develop a customized treatment plan using either Wavefront Optimized or Contoura. Our surgeons will choose which option will give each patient the best possible outcome.

Financing options

We do not believe in tiered pricing at Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center. We do not want patients to choose a lesser treatment or lesser outcome based on a lower price option. At Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center, you deserve the best and you get the best. Because here, you are family!

Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center offers easy financing using CareCredit.

  • $0 Down

  • 0% Interest

  • Up to 12-months financing*

    *Subject to credit approval by CareCredit. No interest is charged on the purchase when you pay the amount charged in full by the end of your promotional period.

    Customized LASIK Pricing Includes:

    • Postoperative visits for 6 months
    • Lifetime warranty

    LASIK & Astigmatism

    Astigmatism is characterized by an oval-shaped cornea or lens, which prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, the light-sensitive surface at the back of the eye. The cornea's surface is shaped more like a football than a basketball, and the eye is unable to focus light rays to a single point. At any distance, vision becomes out of focus in this case. Furthermore, the curvature of the lens within the eye can change, causing an increase or decrease in astigmatism. This change is common in adulthood and can occur before the development of naturally occurring cataracts.

    LASIK & Presbyopia

    ​​​​​​​As we hit our 40's, the eye loses the ability to adjust focus from distance to near. Called presbyopia, this phenomenon is normal, happens to all of us, and is why you may see that table of gray-haired folks at the restaurant passing around their reading glasses to see the menu. Lasik does not alter the onset or the progression of presbyopia.

    Can LASIK Correct My Reading Vision?

    ​​​​​​​Presbyopia occurs when the eye loses its ability to adjust focus from distance to near, usually in our 40’s and usually resulting in the need for bifocals or reading glasses (hello, mid-life crisis). Although LASIK will not alter the onset or progression of presbyopia, we can employ certain strategies to help minimize your dependence on reading glasses.

    LASIK & Blended Vision

    ​​​​​​​Blended Vision is a Lasik strategy to help minimize your need for reading glasses if you already have presbyopia (see the above videos for a description of presbyopia). In Blended Vision, we target your dominant eye to see clearly for distance but we purposely focus your non-dominant eye for near. Blended Vision is a bit of a compromise to increase your range of vision without glasses, but is not perfect and may not eliminate glasses altogether. Blended Vision works well but is not for everyone so consider your options carefully

    Why Choose Us?

    Richie Eye Clinic & LASIK Center treats exclusively with Wavefront Laser Technology for all laser vision correction procedures. Based on your exam, your correction, and your cornea, your surgeon will choose the most appropriate Wavefront technology for you.

    If you are interested in improving your vision, scheduling a free consultation at Richie Eye Clinic is a great first step. Most people prove to be excellent candidates for LASIK, but approximately 5 percent of people should not have the procedure performed.

    Our Surgeons



    • LASIK

    • ​​​​​​​PRK

    • ​​​​​​​Cataract Surgery​​​​​​​

    • ​​​​​​​Refractive cataract surgery using multifocal and toric lens implants



    • LASIK

    • ​​​​​​​PRK

    • Cataract Surgery

    • ​​​​​​​Managing retinal/macular disorder

    • Managing glaucoma



    • LASIK

    • ​​​​​​​PRK

    • Cataract surgery

    • Microinvasive glaucoma surgery

    • medical retinal services

    • oculoplastic surgery

    World Class LASIK, Small Town Traffic at Southern Minnesota’s newest, most advanced LASIK Center.