Considering LASIK?

Go with one of the most trusted names in eye care, Talley Eye Institute has been an established and reputable leader in advanced eye care for over 46 years. Since 1972, we have established a legacy in the region for excellence in compassionate patient care using cutting-edge technology. In fact, our founder Dr. Terry Talley introduced the first LASIK excimer laser to the Evansville area. Over the years we have been continually committed to utilizing the most advanced technology for our patients. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art Intralase® and wavefront optimized technology to deliver outstanding visual outcomes in an atmosphere of comfort.


Advanced, all-laser, wavefront LASIK

LASIK technology has never been safer or more reliable. Using our advanced, all-laser wavefront optimized Allegretto Wavelight® Eye-Q excimer laser and the Intralase® iFS femtosecond laser we are able to provide a higher level of safety and reliability for our patients delivering better results and quicker recovery than traditional LASIK. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite and equipment are continuously monitored and maintained by certified engineers for the utmost in patient safety. 
Just a few benefits of Wavelight® and Intralase® technology include:

  • No use of a blade to create the corneal flap
  • Using the Intralase® method, more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better 
  • The latest wavefront technology provides superior results over standard LASIK in order to maximize vision at all times and minimizes the risk for negative side effects… Day or night!


There's never been a better time to consider LASIK

The time is right for your advanced laser procedure as safety and technology have never been better, but don’t trust your eyes to just anyone.

Fellowship-trained and board-certified cornea-refractive surgeon, Dwight A. Silvera MD, FRCSC, DABO has been performing LASIK and refractive procedures for over 13 years. He completed his Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Iowa and is board-certified in both the United States and Canada. Dr. Silvera has performed over 17,000 laser vision correction procedures, served as Medical Director for a bustling laser eye clinic and continues to be at the forefront of FDA approved technology. Experienced not only in LASIK but other refractive surgeries to include clear lens exchange, PRK (also referred to as LASEK) and collagen crosslinking, Dr. Silvera has helped thousands of patients achieve the visual outcomes they desire and see like never before!


Our Commitment

Your eyes are as unique as you are and Talley Eye Institute is committed
to offering patients the most advanced technology, personalized care with exceptional results at an affordable price. One-size doesn’t fit all when it comes to LASIK so our team of eyecare specialists are dedicated to customizing your treatment plan based on precise and detailed diagnostic testing, thorough measurements and personalized discussion on your lifestyle, goals and hobbies. We’ll walk you through the whole process from start to finish. The difference at Talley is clear because we care, you’ll see!



If you are considering LASIK, Talley Eye Institute offers a free, no-obligation consultation. While LASIK is now more affordable than ever, we work hard to help make your dream of LASIK a reality by offering interest-free financing options through Care Credit and Alphaeon. There are also other options available to help make LASIK more affordable;
The IRS has determined that LASIK is considered a tax-deductible medical expense. Discuss this option with your tax accountant.
In addition, refractive surgery is eligible for Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allowing use of pre-tax funds to be utilized to pay for surgery. Patients that have this option available can benefit from a considerable savings depending upon their tax bracket.

Refractive surgery is an investment in yourself and, over the course of your lifetime, can actually SAVE you money. Click here to see how!


You are likely a LASIK candidate

With today’s advanced all-laser LASIK, we can treat most farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism as well as higher prescriptions. In addition, more patients are safe and qualified candidates for the procedure.

If you meet the basic criteria below, please arrange a personal consultation with your optometrist or with Dr. Silvera at Talley Eye Institute. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff will guide you throughout the process and Dr. Silvera will meet with you individually to discuss the plan of care that’s best for your individual eyes.

  • Are you at least age 19?
  • Are you in good health?
  • Has your vision been stable?
  • Are you free from any serious eye conditions?

Contact our LASIK Coordinator today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to learn if you’re a candidate today and how Talley Eye Institute can help you achieve the vision you’ve always dreamed of-free from glasses or contact lenses.


Partnering with your eye doctor

Talley Eye Institute is proud to have one of the strongest referral networks from over 100 surrounding optometrists who trust our doctors and surgeons with the care of their patients. No one knows your eyes better than your eye doctor and we support the amazing work of our referring optometrists to care for you both before and after your procedure. Together, Talley Eye Institute and our referring doctors have changed the lives of thousands of patients! If you have a trusted optometrist, ask them if LASIK is right for you.


What our patients are saying


"The LASIK procedure is so quick and painless. Loving my results and many times a day have to remind myself I’m NOT wearing contacts and seeing perfectly!" 
-Alicia B.

"Great people, excellent results. Everything was top-notch."
- Matt L.

“They are very professional. I can see better than I have in years and have 20/20 vision now. My surgery went well and I would highly recommend them!  A satisfied patient!  
-Wendy M.

"Great experience. I've been bragging about how great you all are!"
-Maddie S.

“The new facility is beautiful and relaxing. Their techs and nurses are wonderful and thorough.” 
Hailey S.

“Fantastic group of individuals. Very caring and reassuring to any of your concerns! Highly recommend.” 
-Mark T.

“Doctor Silvera was awesome! My eyes are better than ever! 5 stars!” 
-Mallory C.

“Wonderful experience. Professional staff and excellent communication. Dr. Silvera is excellent. I’m very thankful."  
-Lauren M.

“I had LASIK with Dr. Silvera and just had my 7-10 day check-up and am seeing at 110%, 20/10 better than 20/20!! The staff at Talley Eye Institute were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole process! Surgery took no time at all! Plus, they don’t pressure you. Very pleased and would highly recommend!!” 
-Trent S.