If you’ve been hearing about laser eye surgery and you want to find out if it’s the right move for you, take advantage of our LASIK evaluations. We at Focus Vision Care want you to be able to achieve a more permanent solution to you nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Our Graniteville NY optometrist will conduct an exam and consultation to ensure that you’re aware of all the details regarding LASIK, including answering all of your questions. Any surgery, even when it’s done with lasers, is an important decision. Don’t make it without taking the time to see if you’re a good candidate.
LASIK works by reshaping your cornea, which permits light to focus directly to your retina. When you have less-than-optimal eyesight at one or more distances and/or blurred vision, it is nearly always the result of a misshaped cornea. Light enters through that clear, front part of your eye and when your vision is normal, strikes your retina in the center. But when your cornea allows light to strike your retina at the front or the back, this can be corrected with eyeglasses or contacts from our Graniteville NY optometrist. However, LASIK gives you the advantage of having to rely far less on your corrective lenses or even be able to do away with them completely.
The success rate for the procedure is impressive, hovering right around 90%. It’s a painless process, and because it’s done with lasers, there is no scarring, no stitches, and no bandages needed. The recovery time is generally quick, with most patients seeing better the next day or even the very same day as surgery. It’s possible that you might experience a little bit of discomfort for the first day or two afterward, but this is not common. Side-effects are rare, but if you notice dry eyes, difficulties driving at night, sensitivity to glare, or halos appearing around images, you should contact your surgeon. Another big plus about LASIK is that as your vision continues to change, adjustments can be made to your LASIK, even years after your original procedure was done. Get started today by calling us to schedule an evaluation with our Graniteville NY optometrist.