If you want to eliminate glasses or contact lenses, you might consider LASIK surgery to improve your vision. This surgical procedure is safe for most patients and has a high success rate. At Today’s Vision in Frisco, TX, we provide preoperative and postoperative care to ensure you receive the necessary information about the procedure and are healing properly. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding LASIK below:
What Conditions Can LASIK Correct?
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, can correct common refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the surgery, the cornea is reshaped in order to improve your eyesight.
Who Is a Good Candidate for LASIK Surgery?
Ideal candidates for LASIK surgery are adults with relatively stable corrective vision prescriptions and a sufficient corneal thickness. If your corneas cannot tolerate LASIK, our eye doctor may recommend an alternative procedure, such as PRK or LASEK, which use slightly different methods to achieve the same results.
What Can You Expect During the Procedure?
Your eye surgeon will give you a sedative to keep you calm and relaxed during your LASIK procedure. After numbing the eye, the surgeon will use a laser surgery to make a flap in the outer tissue of the cornea. After pulling this flap aside, he or she will use the laser tool to vaporize corneal tissue in a precise pattern in order to correct your vision. The flap is then put back into place and should heal without the need for sutures. The procedure typically takes less than 10 minutes for each eye. You may notice an improvement in your eyesight as early as the next day, however, it may take weeks or months to achieve clear vision.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
While optometrists don't perform LASIK eye surgery, our optometrist and support team at Today's Vision in Frisco, TX, can be a crucial part in the outcome of your surgery. We start by administering a pre-operative eye exam to make sure you make a good candidate for the surgery. If you qualify, we can refer you to a reputable eye surgeon. Following your surgery, we'll perform a series of follow-up exams to track your progress, answer any questions you may have, and address any issues you might be experiencing. If you are ready to schedule your preoperative exam, contact our office at (972) 954-5488 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are here to assist you!