LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, a surgical procedure in which your ophthalmologist reshapes the cornea with a laser to improve vision. LASIK can be used to correct many types of common vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
What Can LASIK Do For Me?
The first questions you should ask your doctor is how LASIK will improve your vision and what the procedure will involve. Will one or both of your eyes require treatment? If you are receiving LASIK treatment for both of your eyes, what will be the follow up care? Can you see your regular eye doctor for this care and is it covered in the cost of the procedure? Your ophthalmologist can explain the details of the procedure to you so you will know what to expect before, during, and after the surgery.
Will I Still Need Glasses?
In most cases, LASIK treatment can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. You should know what to expect before you opt for the treatment, so be sure to ask your doctor about the corrections that are possible.
What Can I Expect After Surgery?
Ask your doctor about the expected recovery time and what you should do after the procedure. Generally, it is recommended that you rest the remainder of the day after surgery. Your doctor can also explain any side effects and sensations you may feel after the surgery, and can recommend the use of eye drops or sleeping goggles to help your eyes recover.
Are you ready for LASIK eye surgery to change the way you view the world around you? The Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center has been improving vision in Portsmouth since 1999. Check us out on the web or call our offices at (603) 379-6817 for more information.