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Lasik and Refractive Surgery

July 10, 2019

If you are ready to get rid of your corrective lenses and glasses for good, ask us at the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology if LASIK may be right for you.

The LASIK procedure is the most common type of refractive surgery. Refractive surgeries are performed on the cornea of the eye to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and some other common, refractive vision issues.

These types of vision issues were traditionally corrected with lenses and glasses. However, as treatment options have advanced, LASIK has become a well-established, safe and effective option to replace lenses or glasses and permanently correct your vision.

Is LASIK Right for You?

Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you will benefit from the procedure, depending on the type of correction needed, eye health, and other factors. If your doctor suggests LASIK, a few questions you may want to consider before committing to the procedure are:

  • Do you want to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses?
  • Have you talked to your doctor about any risks or side effects of the procedure, and are you prepared to accept these?
  • Are you prepared for the possibility that you may still require glasses or lenses after the procedure to achieve perfect vision?

If you and your doctor agree that LASIK is a good option for you, your doctor will provide all of the information you need to prepare for the procedure. Typically, you will not be permitted to wear contact lenses for a specific amount of time leading up to the surgery.

LASIK uses a special device, which pulses a laser light into your eye to correct your vision. This is a pain-free and quick procedure that only takes about five minutes for each eye. Within a few days after LASIK your vision should stabilize and you will be able to gauge the results. Your doctor will tell you about post-procedure care and will schedule a visit soon after the procedure to assess your vision.

With LASIK, the great news is that most people achieve long-lasting, perfect vision! Talk to your doctor today about LASIK to see if it may be right for you.   

At the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.