Here at Grin Eye Care, we are supported by a passionate and dedicated team of eye care experts. Our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Grin and Dr. Wongs are committed to taking exceptional care of patients seeking laser vision correction surgery. Learn more about LASIK surgery at Grin Eye Care and get to know the experienced surgeons who perform the procedure.
Dr. Milton Grin
Dr. Milton Grin, the founder of Grin Eye Care, earned his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri’s six-year intensive program in Kansas City. Following this, he completed his medical internship at Saint Luke’s Hospital and ophthalmology training at the Eye Foundation of Kansas City, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Grin has been actively involved in refractive eye surgery for more than 20 years but is particularly passionate about LASIK, which was patented the year he opened Grin Eye Care. He is committed to remaining at the forefront of refractive surgery techniques and technologies, and as a result, he currently operates using the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment.
His remarkable expertise combined with the satisfaction of countless patients who have undergone LASIK procedures with him has earned Dr. Grin a reputation as a leader within the LASIK industry.
Dr. Jeff Wongskhaluang, better known as Dr. Wongs, received his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California and obtained a Master of Science in physiology and a doctorate in medicine at the Chicago Medical School. He then completed an internal medicine internship at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL and his ophthalmology residency at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital.
Dr. Wongs joined Grin Eye Care in 2015 from the faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he had previously completed a fellowship in cornea and external diseases. Dr. Wongs is also certified in micro-invasive treatment for glaucoma using the iStent. He is a valuable asset to Grin Eye Care where he performs a range of standard and complex ophthalmic procedures, including LASIK. He also continues in his role as a clinical instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Harry S. Truman Veterans Affairs Hospital in Columbia where he is integral to resident education and research.
Thinking about LASIK? Here’s what you should know:
LASIK laser eye surgery is the most popular elective surgery in the world and has transformed the lives of countless patients since its inception. LASIK uses laser technology to gently and precisely reshape the corneal tissue. This enables light to be refracted properly by your eyes, giving you a clear and concise vision without the need for prescription corrective eyewear.
LASIK takes just a few minutes per eye, with each treatment tailored specifically to meet your individual needs. Following surgery, patients can obtain such a significant improvement in their vision that they have little to no reliance on glasses or contact lenses.
5 quick facts about LASIK
Here are the key things you should know about LASIK laser vision correction surgery:
1. LASIK doesn’t hurt
Many people’s primary concern about LASIK is that it will be painful, but this isn’t the case at all. We use a local anesthetic in the form of eye drops which will numb your eyes completely to ensure that you don’t feel a thing.
2. LASIK is extremely safe
Research has shown that LASIK is an extremely safe procedure, with less than a 1% risk of a serious complication occurring. We always prescribe antibiotic and steroid eye drops to patients following their procedure, which reduces the risk of infection and supports the healing process.
3. There is minimal downtime following LASIK
You might expect to need to take some time to recover following LASIK, but it’s almost certainly less than you think. Most patients can drive and return to their usual activities the next day. Optimal improvement in your vision is usually reached within a few weeks.
4. LASIK can be performed as young as 18 years old
Patients must be at least 18 years old and have healthy eyes and a stable prescription. Our team will be delighted to assess whether or not you’re a candidate for the procedure.
5. LASIK is affordable
Many people worry LASIK is too expensive, but when you compare the procedure to the cost of a lifetime of glasses or contacts, it’s clear just how affordable it really is. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality surgery using the latest technology at an affordable price. Schedule a free LASIK evaluation to find out more.
If you would like more information about our LASIK surgeons or the procedure itself, please don’t hesitate to contact us in Olathe, KS, or Leawood, KS, where our friendly and experienced team are always happy to assist you.