to Jackson Vision & Laser Centers Sight is one of the most important of our five senses. That is why you should take the time to choose a doctor that will put your vision first. At Jackson Vision in Carbondale we specialize in laser vision correction, cataract removal, glaucoma and generalized ophthalmology.

Are you interested in LASIK or laser vision correction? You can expect the most advanced technology here at Jackson Vision in Carbondale. We offer CustomVue LASIK, which tailors the surgery to each patient’s needs. With WaveScan technology we create a detailed map of the eye. This tells us your specific vision requirements. The procedure only takes a few seconds and you’ll hardly feel a thing. By the time you leave our office you’ll be seeing better than you ever could have imagined.

Cataracts are a common problem for those over age 40. With new advances in technology, we can have you seeing better than you did before cataracts. New lens implants allow us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism. We offer ReSTOR® intraocular lens implants (IOL). This IOL is multi-focal and most patients do not need glasses for distance vision after their surgery.

At Jackson Vision we not only specialize in LASIK and cataract surgery, we also practice generalized ophthalmology. It is important to make the time for a yearly eye exam to maintain the best vision possible. Most eye disorders are treatable if caught early. Glaucoma is one such disease that can cause blindness if left without treatment. It is often referred to as “the sneaky sight thief” because in the beginning stages there are no symptoms. With an annual eye exam, your doctor can check for such threats and treat them if necessary.

Dr. Michaelis Jackson has over 20 years experience in the ocular surgery field, making him one of the most qualified ocular surgeons in Carbondale. Dr. Jackson fulfilled his residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He also served here as Chief resident from 1988-1990. Dr. Jackson has practiced ophthalmology in Southern Illinois since 1991.

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To LASIK The CustomVue procedure tailors a distinct correction for each individual - in fact each treatment is "designed" by the unique characteristics of the individuals‚ eyes. WaveScan technology captures unique imperfections in each individual's vision that could not have been measured before. This new level of measurement provides 25-times more precision than measurements... Read More

To Cataracts Cataracts are the most common treatable cause of poor vision. Your eye has a natural lens that works to focus light on the retina, giving us a clear, sharp image of the world around us. As we age this lens can harden and become cloudy. This clouding of the lens is called a cataract. Read More