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Capitol Eye Care

LASIK Surgery Specialists

Your world doesn’t have to be veiled. Imagine your vision, crisp and clear, able to see the golf ball fly through the air and the smile on your loved one’s face. Until recently, correcting your long-lost clear vision meant wearing bulky frames that can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and prone to being broken or lost, or having to deal with the complicated cleaning and irritation caused by contact lenses. Fortunately, advances in vision correction technology have enabled us to use LASIK, or laser eye surgery, to correct your vision in a more permanent way.

At Capitol Eye Care, Drs. Lewis, Luetkemeyer, and Talley are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. They have over 60 years of collective experience, and have performed more than 70,000 eye surgeries (including over 13,000 laser vision correction procedures). They have assembled a world-class team that will work with you to find the treatment that fits your unique eye care needs, whether that’s in the realm of LASIK surgery, refractive lens implant surgery, or the care of sight-threatening eye disease.

Leaders in LASIK

Your eyes are a delicate and important part of you, so when it’s difficult for you to see, you deserve nothing less than the most advanced techniques in vision correction. The Capitol Eye Care team leads central Missouri in the field of laser vision correction surgery. We have a state-of-the-art LASIK surgical suite and an experienced and compassionate team. Our caring staff will help you make the decision that’s right for you when it comes to your eye care, beginning with your preoperative surgical consultation and continuing through the postoperative period. We will also be delighted to coordinate preoperative and postoperative care with your current eye doctor if that is your preference.

See Your Life Again

Over the last decade or two, advancements in cataract surgery have made the procedure safer, more effective, and with a quicker recovery time than ever before! Today’s cataract patients enjoy a rapid return to normal activity, typically with no stitches or patch. On top of that, the experienced doctors at Capitol Eye Care offer premium lens implants designed to reduce the need for glasses after your procedure. Many of our cataract surgical patients who had been wearing bifocal glasses for decades, find themselves only wearing glasses for certain tasks after surgery, and in some instances, not at all.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Matt Lewis, MD

Matthew T. Lewis, MD

Dr. Lewis’s practice emphasis is in the areas of LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, and the care of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and oculoplastics.

Dr. Jim Luetkemeyer, MD

James G. Luetkemeyer, MD

Dr. Luetkemeyer’s practice emphasis is in the areas of LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, and corneal disease.

Dr. Brad Talley, MD

Brad Talley, MD

Dr. Talley specializes in anterior segment surgery, including cataract surgery and LASIK as well as other eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma.

Are You a LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate?

Do you think your vision needs improvement? We understand how frustrating dependence on glasses and contact lenses can be. Laser eye surgery may be able to solve your problems. A world of clear and simple vision awaits you. Take our free self-evaluation to find out if LASIK vision surgery is right for you!

Special Financing

See today; pay over time. Capitol Eye Care can help find financing that works for you. CareCredit, North America’s leading patient healthcare financing program, lets you fund your procedure immediately. Don’t let financial concerns deter you from seeing the world clearly!

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FAQ

How does LASIK change my vision?

The excimer laser gently reshapes the cornea to change the eye’s focal point. Nearsighted treatments flatten the cornea, while farsighted treatments steepen the cornea’s curvature. Treatments for astigmatism change the shape of the cornea from a football shape to more of a spherical shape.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

A good LASIK candidate is at least 21 years of age, has a stable prescription, and no chronic eye diseases. In our free, personalized consultation we will determine if your prescription is amenable to LASIK and give you an idea of what your vision after LASIK will be like. This examination will provide us with unique information about your eyes, which we use to create a treatment made precisely for you.

What if LASIK doesn’t work for me?

If LASIK is not right for you, one of our other surgical procedures may be. One of the most successful procedures in all of medicine is cataract surgery. A similar procedure, called Refractive Lens Exchange, involves removal of the natural crystalline lens of the eye, replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens implant (IOL). Coupled with state-of-the-art IOL technology, this procedure is a powerful means of changing the eye’s natural focal point.

Is there such a thing as being too old for LASIK surgery?

We’ve had patients as old as 77 years of age have LASIK and enjoy a life free of glasses and contacts. Patients in this age group are susceptible to other age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, so a thorough preoperative eye examination is imperative.

We’ve had thousands of happy cataract surgical patients who now enjoy high quality vision without the need for cumbersome glasses. Patients who’ve previously had cataract surgery can even fine-tune their vision with LASIK and enjoy reading or playing tennis without their glasses.

We Look Forward to Seeing You!