The eye clinic's board-certified ophthalmologists were the first to perform laser vision correction in southwest Louisiana. Since then, we have continued to offer and perform the most advanced LASIK options available in our region.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Yokubaitis joined The Eye Clinic in 1992
Ophthalmology Residency- University of Iowa
Hospitals & Clinics
Cranch at Galveston
Medical Internship - Autin Medical Education
Program - Seton Health
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Opthalmology
Member, American Society of Caract and Refractive Surgery
Medical Degree- University of Texas Medical
Originally from Lake Charles, Dr. Thompson joined The Eye Clinic in 2013
Ophthalmology Fellowship- Eye Consultants of Atlanta
Fellowship trained in Laser Refractive Surgery (LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation), Cornea Transportation,
Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Ophthalmology Residency - Medical College of Virginia
Medical Internship - Louisiana State University
Medical Degree - Louisiana State University Health Science Center- New Orleans
Undergraduate Degree- Louisiana State University
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology,
American Society of Caract and Refractive Surgery
Conera Society, and American Board of Ophthalmology
LASIK, laser-in-situ keratomileusis, is an FDA approved procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the procedure, you will be asked to focus on a blinking red light while a thin layer of the cornea is lifted to create a flap. Next, the laser sculpts the cornea with a cool, ultraviolet light. Then, the flap is returned to its original position for a quick, natural recovery. Your eye will be exposed to the laser for less than 1 minute and the entire procedure takes about 15 minutes.
LASIK surgery is performed in our state of the art laser center suite. This is located at the main office, on Imperial Boulevard. This suite features the Femtosecond laser and the STAR S4 IR Excimer laser, which are used in each procedure
Because our eyes are as unique as our fingerprints, we each have a distinctive "map." This precise system measures and corrects errors that are otherwise not detected. This assessment is 25x more accurate than measurements used for glasses and contact lenses. Everyone that is interested has to go through an evaluation to ensure that you are a good candidate.
First, you will have an iDesign scan, which is is used create an entirely custom map of your cornea. Then, we will get a topography of your cornea. This allow us to see changes in thickness, elevation, and the overall surface of the eye. Lastly, you will have a complete work-up by one of our skilled technicians. This involves a vision check, refraction, and dilation. Occasionally we will also get an OCT, which a picture of the optic nerve in the back of the eye, to cover all bases before proceeding with the procedure.
Please note that if you wear contact lenses, you will need to be out of them for at least 2 weeks prior to you evaluation.
100% of patients see 20/40 or better after iLASIK, which is the standard requirement to drive without prescription lenses in Louisiana. It's so safe and effective that iLASIK is approved by NASA and the U.S. Military