Why Choose Cavanaugh Eye Center for LASIK?

Dr. Cavanaugh has the training, experience, and unsurpassed technology to provide you with optimal LASIK results

Experience and Skill of our Surgeon

Training. Dr. Cavanaugh is a fellowship trained corneal specialist. He received his advanced corneal surgical training at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has dedicated his life’s work specifically towards treatment of diseases of the cornea.  Because most refractive surgery procedures involve surgery on the cornea, it is best to have a true corneal specialist involved in your care.

Experience. Experience matters when it comes to LASIK. Dr. Cavanaugh has been performing Laser refractive procedures since 1990 and has done over 25,000 refractive procedures. He has extensive experience with all approved laser platforms as well as other types of refractive procedures such as cataract surgery and refractive lens implants. 

Leadership. Dr. Cavanaugh has been at the forefront of the laser vision correction field since entering practice in 1990; as a key study investigator, he was instrumental in getting refractive lasers approved for use in the United States.  He was a Co-investigator of the first FDA guided LASIK study to use the microkeratome in the United States.

Personal Care and Attention

Dr. Cavanaugh and Dr. Jaynes take a very personalized approach with each patient and are directly involved with your care every step of the way. Every great doctor surrounds himself with the finest staff.  You will find our outstanding staff is highly skilled, knowledgeable, professional and very friendly.  Dr. Cavanaugh has hand-picked the best in the field to bring you the best experience and results at Cavanaugh Eye Center.

The Best Laser and Diagnostic Techniques

Cavanaugh Eye Center is committed to providing the best technology available for our patients. Dr. Cavanaugh has used his personal experience with all types of lasers, data from FDA clinical trials, and the results of his own comparative study to choose the premier laser on the market today.


Bausch & Lomb Technolas Laser

The Technolas laser is a German-made machine that is truly a miracle of modern technology. There is no laser like it in the world and no other laser delivers such exceptional results. The benefits to our patients are:

  • Small scanning spot technology - The “dancing light” technology allows for more precise placement of the laser pattern to customize treatments and blends the treatment edges to give a smoother corneal shape.
  • Wide treatment zone - The Technolas laser provides the largest diameter treatment zone available. This allows the laser to transition the laser beam beyond the required treatment area to minimize the risk of nighttime glare and halos.
  • Active eye tracker with Advanced Control Eyetracking (ACE) - The most advanced eye tracker in the industry allows the laser to follow any eye movement during the procedure, virtually eliminating the possibility of laser pulses being applied in the wrong place. Advanced Control Eyetracking (ACE) senses and tracks the rotation of your eye during treatment to enhance the accuracy of astigmatism correction to unprecedented levels.
  • Results - In FDA clinical trials, the Technolas laser achieved results superior than competitors’ lasers. Patients enjoy a greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision than with any other laser. The likelihood of needing an enhancement or “touch up” procedure is much lower as well.

Zywave Wavefront Aberrometer

Proper diagnostic measurements pre-operatively are key to ensuring excellent outcomes. Wavefront technology is the most significant, recent advancement in LASIK surgery. The Zywave precisely identifies unique distortions within the entire optical system, allowing for more customized treatment. 

Orbscan Corneal Topography

Similar to a topographic map used in geography, the Orbscan accurately maps the curvature, height and thickness of the cornea using a simple, painless computerized test that just takes a few minutes. This information is used to determine optimal settings for the laser.

Outstanding Facilities - Laser Suite

Cavanaugh Eye Center is proud to offer our patients a state-of-the-art laser suite that is absolutely unique to our practice. Dr. Cavanaugh has customized this suite to achieve superior surgical results for his patients. It is the only laser suite in the Kansas City area to have been built from the ground up specifically for the purpose of performing consistently accurate laser eye surgery. Maintaining control over the environment of the laser suite ensures the ideal temperature and humidity for optimum laser performance and surgical outcomes. The laser suite is equipped with its own humidifier, dehumidifier, power supply, and HEPA bacteria filtration system. There is no safer or more ideal atmosphere in which to have your laser eye surgery.

Word of Mouth: Happy Patients

Video: Michael Fuhrman - LASIK patient


Michael Fuhrman wore glasses since fourth grade and was unhappy with the inconvenience and the way contact lenses irritated his eyes. He waited years to pursue LASIK surgery because he was apprehensive about it. The staff at Cavanaugh Eye Center made him feel comfortable during surgery, explaining the process all the way through. Mr. Fuhrman finds his lens-free 20/20 vision and correction of his astigmatism through LASIK amazing. He says he waited too long for this surgery, and highly recommends it to friends.

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"Words cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us. It's like looking at the world through "new eye's". We would also like to thank you for the courtesy calls the night after surgery. They were comforting and very much appreciated. We are highly recommending anyone that has a thought about LASIK to come see you. Thanks again."

-Eddie & Carlene J.

"Dear Cavanaugh Eye Center Staff,

Please accept this letter as my sincere desire to let you know what a truly exceptional staff you have. I had LASIK Eye Surgery with Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh and in the process I came into contact with 8-10 different staff members at your office. Every single person who helped me was courteous, friendly, warm, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. Perhaps this is influenced by Dr. Cavanaugh as he himself exhibits all of these character qualities. Such treatment in today's world must be commented on. It is indeed rare to find such an office full of truly pleasant professionalsMy sincere thanks."

-Christine M.

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LASIK not the right choice for you? There are many other refractive alternatives to help you achieve your goal of freedom from glasses or contacts.

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