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Doctor performing LASIK Eye SurgeryWhat is LASIK Surgery?


LASIK was approved as a vision correction procedure by the FDA in 1999. It is performed to help people with refractive errors in their eyes (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) see clearly without glasses or contacts. Millions of people have had LASIK worldwide and many of those have achieved 20/20 vision or better after the procedure.

At Dakota Eye Institute, Dr. Paul Selid will evaluate your refractive error, vision goals and eye health to determine if LASIK could be a good options for you. Simply having a refractive error is not the only condition needed for LASIK at Dakota Eye. You must meet certain criteria for this to be a suitable and effective procedure for you.


  • 18 years or older
  • Stable vision prescription for at least one year
  • Free of eye disease or other interfering vision conditions
  • Proper corneal thickness
  • Good overall health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Full understanding of the potential risks

A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine if LASIK is right for you. If you are considering LASIK vision correction, steer clear of any doctor who will perform the procedure without an eye exam, has no track record of success, or guarantees you will achieve 20/20 vision. Our LASIK doctor at Dakota Eye will be up-front and honest about your eye health and will help you understand the vision results you should expect from LASIK.

We encourage you to take advantage of our free, no-obligation LASIK Screening so you can learn more about your LASIK candidacy. You can ask questions and learn more about our LASIK technology, experience, and results.

Are you ready for clear vision? If so, call us at 1-701-354-0329 or email us at