LASIK Eye Surgery Pre- and Post-Op Care
At the Eye Gallery, serving Plano , TX and the surrounding area, our optometrists helps patients decide if LASIK eye surgery is right for them. We discuss the procedure with you and any potential risks and provide you with the initial evaluation to see if you qualify. We refer you to a reputable eye surgeon and will conduct your follow-up examination after the surgery, ultimately relieving some of your stress about the procedure.
Definition of LASIK Eye Surgery
Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery is a procedure that corrects refractive errors with a laser. It's a vision solution for those who have astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness. The surgery reshapes the cornea, so light reflects properly on the retina, ultimately correcting your vision.
Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
If you opt for LASIK, you receive the benefit of not having to rely on glasses or contacts at all. Some patients do still require corrective eyewear, but the prescription is usually much weaker. If you're interested in getting a job that requires optimal vision with or without corrective lenses, you may be able to do so after the procedure. It can also save money over the course of your lifetime.
Side Effects of LASIK
Although the surgery is complex, it's noninvasive and doesn't cause many side effects. You may experience difficulty driving at night. A glare or seeing halos is possible. Some patients have a fluctuating vision at first. Dry eye is possible as well. Side effects tend to lessen in severity over time, but some people do have these side effects permanently.
Results of LASIK
Most people who have the surgery get 20/25 vision or better. Even if you undergo the procedure, you may eventually need glasses to read or drive at night.
What Our Optometrists Can Do
We provide patients with the initial consultation for the surgery because not all patients qualify. For instance, if you have any condition that affects the cornea, you're not able to undergo the surgery. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not want to undergo the procedure until after delivery or weaning. Once we determine your eligibility, we'll recommend an eye surgeon who we trust and provide you with a referral. We also examine your eyes after the surgery to detect any possible complications.
Contact Us Today
If you're considering LASIK eye surgery, contact the Eye Gallery for a consultation.