100% BLADE FREE LASIK

Better vision in less than 20 minutes

100% BLADE FREE LASIK

Better vision in less than 20 minutes

Call us now to schedule your next eye evaluation at (318) 205-4964

We make quality LASIK affordable.

We make quality LASIK affordable.

Interest FREE LASIK Financing

Interest Free LASIK Financing

We offer an interest-free financial plan on LASIK eye surgery through CareCredit.

Free LASIK Consultation

Free LASIK Consultation

Your consultation will include all the necessary measurements and testing to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

15 Minute LASIK Procedure

15 Minute LASIK Procedure

With the most advanced laser technology, we can effectively and efficiently complete your LASIK procedure in about 15 minutes.

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Meet Our LASIK Specialists in Shreveport - Bossier City, LA

LASIK surgeon Dr. Russ Van Norman has over 18 years of medical experience and is an expert practitioner in using LASIK to correct the vision of thousands of Shreveport/Bossier patients. Our specialized Lasik program uses the most advanced laser vision correction techniques to provide you with the best possible results. Maintaining the best eye care health is Dr. Van Norman's number one priority with all of his patients.

LASIK eye surgery is strongly recommended for individuals with the following conditions

  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

Dr. Van Norman's is an industry leader in medical technology advancement of LASIK procedures. Because of some of the most recent advancements, LASIK now is considered a long-term solution for improving your vision.

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser in-Situ- Keratomileusis) is a specialized technique that reshapes the surface of the cornea with an excimer laser, rapidly correcting vision problems. LASIK is outpatient surgery performed in Dr. Russ Van Norman’s outpatient LASIK surgery is performed is his office & lasts approximately ten to fifteen minutes. Shreveport Eye Surgery is at the forefront of today’s LASIK revolution. We are equipped with a highly qualified team of eye care professionals, knowledgeable staff, and the latest in corrective vision technology. Our office provides a friendly and cooperative medical facility here in Shreveport designed to deliver patients the highest quality of care through each step of their LASIK surgical procedure.

Please feel free to contact us at our Shreveport office to schedule your FREE consultation today.

Here are some signs of an acute angle-closure glaucoma attack:

  • Vision becomes suddenly blurry
  • Severe eye pain develops
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seeing halos around lights

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a medical disease that affects the eye. It can occur after fluid builds up in the front part of the cornea. The pressure in the eye caused by this fluid buildup is what leads to damage in the optic nerve. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 60 years old. Negative side effects, including blindness caused by glaucoma, can often be prevented using a course of early treatment – ask your ophthalmologist for more information.

Primary open-angle glaucoma

This is the most common form of glaucoma seen in patients. This type of glaucoma develops gradually as the eye slowly loses its ability to drain fluids and a buildup occurs, causing pressure in the eye and damage to the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless; and because it doesn’t cause vision changes at first, it may go untreated until more serious side effects develop.

Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure, meaning the risk of developing glaucoma is higher than average. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma

This type of glaucoma happens when the iris blocks the drainage angle in the eye. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly in what is known as an acute attack. Contact an ophthalmologist immediately if you notice this type of eye pressure as it can quickly cause blindness.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a medical disease that affects the eye. It can occur after fluid builds up in the front part of the cornea. The pressure in the eye caused by this fluid buildup is what leads to damage in the optic nerve. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 60 years old. Negative side effects, including blindness caused by glaucoma, can often be prevented using a course of early treatment – ask your ophthalmologist for more information.

Primary open-angle glaucoma

This is the most common form of glaucoma seen in patients. This type of glaucoma develops gradually as the eye slowly loses its ability to drain fluids and a buildup occurs, causing pressure in the eye and damage to the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless; and because it doesn’t cause vision changes at first, it may go untreated until more serious side effects develop.

Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure, meaning the risk of developing glaucoma is higher than average. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma

This type of glaucoma happens when the iris blocks the drainage angle in the eye. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly in what is known as an acute attack. Contact an ophthalmologist immediately if you notice this type of eye pressure as it can quickly cause blindness.

Here are some signs of an acute angle-closure glaucoma attack:

  • Vision becomes suddenly blurry
  • Severe eye pain develops
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seeing halos around lights

Statistics About Cataracts

Cataract surgery is the most common procedure performed by the ophthalmic surgeon. This year, 3.6 million cataract procedures will be performed in the United States and more than 20 million will be performed worldwide, according to estimates.

In the United States, there are approximately 18,000 ophthalmologists, of whom 9,000 perform cataract surgery regularly. Thus, a typical surgeon might anticipate a surgical volume of about 400 eyes per year.

Most cataracts are highly treatable. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 98% of patients experiencing improved vision if there are no other eye conditions present.

50 million people are projected to have cataracts in the United States by the year 2050.

What are Anterior Segment Procedures?

The anterior segment of the eye can be damaged by trauma or sometimes during surgery for other problems like glaucoma or cataracts. Repairing these problems is within a very specialized range of procedures only offered by a few surgeons in the Shreveport – Bossier City area.

Anterior segment reconstruction is the medical name for a set of specialized techniques that are used to repair damage to the pupil or the iris of the eye. These procedures are most effective when they are performed in conjunction with a corneal transplantation procedure. If performed this way, anterior segment reconstruction can prove to be a very effective and low-risk method to treat severe ocular trauma or the complications associated with a failed surgery, disease, or eye injury.

What are Anterior Segment Procedures?

The anterior segment of the eye can be damaged by trauma or sometimes during surgery for other problems like glaucoma or cataracts. Repairing these problems is within a very specialized range of procedures only offered by a few surgeons in the Shreveport – Bossier City area.

Anterior segment reconstruction is the medical name for a set of specialized techniques that are used to repair damage to the pupil or the iris of the eye. These procedures are most effective when they are performed in conjunction with a corneal transplantation procedure. If performed this way, anterior segment reconstruction can prove to be a very effective and low-risk method to treat severe ocular trauma or the complications associated with a failed surgery, disease, or eye injury.

Intraocular Lens Statistics

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that nearly 22 million Americans over age 40 suffer from this condition, with cataracts affecting more than half of all Americans over age 80.
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) report that 3 million people undergo cataract surgery in the US each year.
  • Of those millions of surgeries, 98 percent or more are successful, and 5% free of any serious complications.
  • After receiving cataract surgery and while incorporating intraocular lenses, 88 percent of patients had 20/25 or better vision, 63 percent had 20/20 or better vision, and 53 percent had better than 20/20 vision.
  • An Australian study showed a clear link between cataract surgery using intraocular lenses and a reduced incidence of car accidents – by up to 13%.

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