What is lasik?

LASIK is an advanced refractive surgery with the goal of giving patients the ability to live life free from glasses or contacts. McFarland Eye Care combines proven experience and world-class technology to provide you with the best refractive procedure available anywhere… right here in your neighborhood.

At McFarland Eye Care, we offer the unparalleled precision and effectiveness of Custom, All-Laser LASIK surgery. By utilizing the Ziemer Crystal Plus® femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser, we provide a personalized vision correction plan which is customized to best meet your individual needs.

Who is a great lasik candidate?

With our Custom, All-Laser LASIK surgery we are able to offer vision correction treatment to many patients who were not great candidates in the past, including patients with increased astigmatism. We offer a FREE evaluation for patients who are curious about the procedure or who want to see if they are a great candidate for LASIK.  Contact us today to set up your convenient, FREE LASIK evaluation!

Meet our lasik surgeon

A Little Rock resident, Dr. Evan Newbolt is a Board-Certified Cataract and LASIK Surgeon who is passionate about providing Arkansans with the best vision care possible. As a recipient of LASIK surgery at McFarland Eye Care himself, Dr. Newbolt is dedicated to making sure that each of his LASIK patients receive exceptional patient care as well as exceptional results.

For more information about Dr. Evan Newbolt, please visit his bio by clicking Here.

Day of Surgery

LASIK Surgery is done in our Little Rock LASIK suite, and typically patients can expect to be with us for around 2 hours, although most of that time is spent preparing for your procedure. 

During LASIK Surgery, the shape of your cornea is gently and precisely altered to correct refractive errors.  This is done by first creating a small flap in the corneal tissue using the Ziemer Crystal Plus® femtosecond laser. Then the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser is used to deliver precise patterns of light designed to gently reshape the cornea.

After your LASIK procedure, Dr. Newbolt recommends that his patients return home and nap for several hours. It is crucial that patients follow all post-operative directions for the days following your procedure.  This will protect your eyes and give them the chance to naturally heal.

Click here to get A Look Into LASIK by Timie Yancy.


LASIK surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, and in most cases, is not covered by traditional health or vision insurance.  McFarland Eye Care does work with several vision insurance companies to offer special LASIK pricing to their beneficiaries.   

McFarland Eye Care accepts cash, check, and most major credit cards. For patients who would like to finance their LASIK procedure, we offer a 24 month, zero percent interest option through CareCredit®, one of the largest medical credit organizations in the United States. If you have any questions about payment or CareCredit®, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


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Are you a hero?

McFarland Eye Care - HERO Program - LASIK

At McFarland Eye Care, we appreciate those who put their lives on the line for us - both at home and overseas - and are the first to help our communities in the event of an emergency. As a way of giving back to those who give so much to us, we have established a HERO Program, which offers LASIK and other Refractive Surgery at substantial savings. This is not a special offer which “expires soon.” It is an ongoing expression of appreciation from McFarlands to all those who serve.

Our HEROES will receive a significant savings towards their LASIK procedure at McFarland Eye Care.

Our HERO Program includes the dedicated men and women serving as:

  • Active Military and Reserve

  • National Guard

  • Law Enforcement (local, county, state and FBI)

  • Firefighters (city and volunteer departments)

  • EMT’s

Sven Hipp, a Pine Bluff Firefighter, tells how LASIK changed his life! Click here to read his story.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Does LASIK hurt?

Your surgeon will place anesthetic eye drops in your eye to numb the surface. Additionally, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax during your procedure. Most patients say they do not experience pain during LASIK. You can expect to feel a pressure sensation during the first part of the procedure. Afterward, you may feel slight discomfort for the first few hours. Commonly, patients state they felt some stinging, burning and gritty feeling accompanied by lots of tearing. Many LASIK patients report no more than mild discomfort for a day or so after surgery.

+ Is LASIK covered by insurance?

LASIK is considered an elective procedure, so most insurance will not cover the procedure. But some insurance providers offer a discount on LASIK surgery. Our Surgery Counselors are happy to work with you and apply any available discounts.

+ Is LASIK safe?

Modern FDA-approved LASIK has a higher predictability of the result with a lower incidence of complications compared to all past refractive procedures. Many safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of error. However, risks are associated with any surgical procedure. Please consult with your McFarland Eye Care physician to determine if you are a great candidate for LASIK vision correction.

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