Laser Vision Correction

“Having LASIK was one of the best decisions of my life”. -Peg L.

Custom LASIK is an exciting procedure that not only improves how far you see, but how well you see, or the quality of your vision. This is a procedure that can transform your life in mere minutes because it improves vision safely and precisely. LASIK surgery at Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center is performed using the latest in custom, bladeless technology. Rest assured that Dr. Galanis has performed over 30,000 eye procedures, utilizing the latest technology available to offer the best possible outcomes!

Today, laser eye surgery is the most common elective procedure performed in America, and is precise and highly successful. In fact, studies have shown that LASIK patients report a more than 95% satisfaction rate worldwide! Thanks to this procedure, about 14 million people have experienced the wonder of clear vision without glasses or contacts, at a rate of about a million procedures performed per year.

Call today to schedule an evaluation to see if LASIK is right for you. Soon, you too could be enjoying clear vision without depending on your glasses or contacts! At Galanis Cataract and Laser Eye Center in St. Louis, we provide the surgical expertise and the advanced technology needed to get outstanding outcomes.


“An amazing outcome!! All members at the Galanis Cataract and Laser Eye Center were professional and attentive to my care and understanding. I can’t imagine any surgery center in St. Louis or anywhere doing a better job than they did! -Chad K.“

Dr. Galanis has been achieving amazing outcomes like Chad’s for over 20 years in St. Louis. He has earned the distinction of “TopDoc” in St. Louis, being nominated by his peers. Rest assured he has the expertise and technology to offer you the same kind of amazing outcome with your LASIK procedure. What sets us apart from other eye care providers is quality of care. Our quality of care is customized to you and your individual needs and is second to none.

Your LASIK Procedure, Step by Step

  • Call us today and schedule your complimentary screening, no need to be out of contact lenses for the visit!
  • Undergo testing to see if you qualify for laser vision correction.
  • You’ll meet with Dr. Galanis and go over your options.

Prior to LASIK, you will undergo LASIK consultation. You will need to be out of contact lenses prior to the visit. (2-4 weeks)

LASIK Consultation

Prior to proceeding with LASIK you will undergo a LASIK Consultation, with further testing. You will need to be out of contact lenses 2-4 weeks, (depending on type of contacts). Allow 2 hours for this examination, during which time we will take very precise, careful measurements, gathering information needed to develop a customized treatment plan for your eyes. We will discuss payment options and find the payment plan that works or you. You will also have customized wave scan testing on this date.

Procedure Day

Your procedure will be painless with the use of topical anesthesia, (powerful numbing eye drops) and a small amount of medication to relax you. Afterward, you are ready to go home and take a nap. That’s it! You’ll wake up the next morning with a new outlook on life when you see just what you had been missing. Then drive yourself in for your Day 1 post op visit with your surgeon, Dr. Galanis.

» To start on the path to a life less dependent on glasses and contacts call us today at 314-633-8575 and schedule your consultation.


How does LASIK surgery correct my vision problem?

Nearsighted treatments flatten the cornea, farsighted treatments steepen the cornea and astigmatism treatment changes the contour of the cornea from football shaped to basketball shaped. Using a cool-beam excimer laser, we are able to reshape the cornea to resolve these vision problems.

How do I know if I am a good candidate and which procedure is best for me?

If you are 20 years of age or older and have a stable prescription, you are likely to be a good candidate. We perform a consultation to determine if laser vision correction is right for you.

If I wear contact lenses, do I need to leave them out a while?

Depending upon the type of contact lens you wear, and how long you have worn contacts, you will be asked to remove your contacts anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks prior to your consultation.

How soon can I go back to work? How much down time?

Visual recovery following LASIK surgery is fast. We ask that you rest immediately after your procedure by sleeping 3 hours uninterrupted. You can resume your normal activities as soon as the next day following surgery with a few exceptions.