Frequently Asked LASIK Questions – FAQ’S

FAQ’s Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

This is a Common LASIK FAQ’s.

LASIK is an excellent option for many people to improve their vision. The best way to decide if you qualify for LASIK is through an eye exam with your optometrist. In order to be considered, 18 years old, healthy and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. Laser vision correction can treat a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Talk to your eye doctor about your LASIK questions and to get more \information about the different laser vision correction procedures and options available to you. Your  doctor and laser surgeon will explain what results you can expect by measuring your prescription and thoroughly examining your eyes. You can learn more about patient qualifications for LASIK by scheduling a time for free consultation.

What will my LASIK recovery be like?

This is another LASIK FAQ’S. Many LASIK patients see well the day after their procedure and may resume most of their normal daily activities soon after. Some patients with higher prescriptions may recover more slowly, although the speed of visual recovery depends on personal healing patterns. Most patients notice dramatic visual results in their vision within the first few days after their LASIK procedure.

What is LASIK surgery?

A LASIK surgery procedure is designed to cut the need for glasses or contacts. An excimer laser gently reshape the cornea with computer-controlled precision to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Will I have 20/20 vision after my LASIK surgery?

LASIK EYE CENTER world-renowned LASIK surgeons can provide you with data on the outcome of your surgery, no one can guarantee you perfect vision. However, we are pleased to announce that following laser vision correction, a majority of our patients are able to drive, play sports and watch TV without glasses! Our patients are overwhelmed with this life-changing event and enjoy referring their friends and family.

How soon after Laser eye surgery can I resume normal activities?

There are some minimal restrictions in the first weeks following laser surgery, but many LASIK patients are able to resume normal activities the following day! Vision corrective results from LASIK surgery are typically very rapid and many patients are able to see clearly 24-48 hours after surgery. Further vision improvement may continue over several months. Your doctor will recommend avoiding certain activities, like swimming or contact sports for several weeks.

Can both eyes be treated at the same time?

Yes. Most patients find it much more convenient to have both eyes treated on the same day.

How does PRK compare to LASIK?

In many situations PRK surgery and LASIK surgery can have comparable results although your doctor can discuss which is most for your condition during your free evaluation. PRK is a predecessor to LASIK so many doctors have lots of experience with both procedures using the latest excimer lasers. A major difference is that in LASIK surgery a hinged flap is created on the cornea while in PRK, rather than creating a flap, it involves polishing the surface of the cornea. In general, custom LASIK patients report minimal irritation, and their vision stabilizes more quickly than PRK. PRK recovery can take a few days with hazy vision and some discomfort. PRK is often recommended when the patient’s cornea is too thin for LASIK.

How long will vision correction last?

The distance vision correction is fairly permanent following laser vision correction. However, as with the course of nature, there are some age related changes that will occur regardless of whether you had LASIK surgery.

How much does LASIK cost?

The LASIK EYE CENTER makes LASIK affordable providing clear, predictable LASIK prices on your eye prescription and laser eye surgery needs. This price is reviewed at your FREE LASIK Evaluation. We offer an easy financing process and 90% of our patients qualify for financing. See more about price and affordability.

What are the side effects and risks with LASIK or PRK surgery?

Temporary side effects following laser vision correction can include dryness of eyes, sensitivity to light or halos at night. Glares or halos at night usually resolve within a few weeks. Night vision disturbances associated with imperfections in the eye prior to LASIK are now able to be reduced or eliminated with the Custom technology. During the healing process dry eyes can easily be treated by using artificial tears to keep the surface of your eyes moist. You are advised to wear sunglasses when outdoors following eye surgery to cut light sensitivity and to protect your eyes. As with other elective procedures, results may vary. There may be added risks associated with LASIK or PRK, such as over correction or under correction. The risk of having vision-reducing complications is minimal and the Independent surgeons and staff members can provide you with additional information and answers to your FAQ’s.

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