Our Greensville Optometrists Answer LASIK FAQs
Eyeglasses and contacts are becoming a thing of the past. Many people are turning to LASIK as an alternative to correcting vision. While LASIK surgery is beneficial in countless ways, it is not meant for everyone. Here at Carolina Vision Care, our eye doctors offer pre- and post-care for LASIK in Greenville so that you don’t have to worry about wearing corrective eyewear for your condition.
What Exactly Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that uses light energy to reshape a portion of your eye. As the laser reshapes your eye, it corrects vision deficits caused by light not focusing on your retina properly. Most people rely less on their contacts or glasses after having this procedure. In fact, many people don't need any form of corrective eyewear.
What Can LASIK Correct?
LASIK can correct mild and moderate myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Your optometrist will need to perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine how severe your condition is before considering this surgery.
Am I Candidate for LASIK?
To be a candidate, you must be over the age of 18, not be pregnant or nursing, have the same prescription for two years, not have an eye condition like glaucoma or macular degeneration, and be in good health.
What Are the Risks of LASIK Surgery?
LASIK technology has come a long way. Most patients experience very little problems after the procedure. Some people may experience little side effects of LASIK for a short period of time. For example, they may have reduced night vision, dry eye, see halos around lights, or have double vision. It is rare for a person to have long-term side effects.
What Type of Results Can You Expect from LASIK Surgery?
Studies have shown that most individuals who underwent LASIK surgery saw 20/20 vision or better. You may still need to wear your corrective eyewear after the procedure, but your prescription will be much lower than before. In rare instances, a person may need to have an additional laser surgery to optimize the results.
What Happens After LASIK Surgery?
After your surgery, you'll need a ride home. Your vision may appear fuzzy and your eyes may feel some discomfort from the procedure. Generally, your vision may clear up after 24 hours. As soon as you're given the okay by our eye doctors, you can resume driving. You will have certain restrictions for the first few weeks. For example, you should avoid rubbing your eyes to prevent infections. Our doctors can go over more in detail about taking care of your eyes after LASIK surgery.