LASIK eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, is a form of care dedicated to improving visual acuity. At Saline Optometry, we serve the people of Michigan with a variety of treatments, including pre- and post-operative care for LASIK patients. Signing up for surgery can be an overwhelming process, especially if you are worried about your eyes facing permanent damage. Our optometrists would like to look at a few questions that we run into regarding LASIK.
What does laser eye surgery fix?
LASIK can address several eye conditions and diseases, with notable examples including hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or blurred vision, this kind of surgery will correct your vision.
How safe is laser eye surgery?
The eye surgeon will take care to enact all of the necessary protocols for a safe surgical procedure. This includes instrument sterilization, medical device testing, wearing latex gloves, and applying local anesthesia to the patient. According to research, LASIK surgery poses a minimal risk of complications.
Who should avoid laser eye surgery?
Not everyone should undergo LASIK surgery. Remember to mention any medical conditions to your eye doctor, including degenerative diseases, Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes, AIDs, or autoimmune diseases.
How do I prepare for an eye care visit?
The staff should provide you with instructions on how to prepare for this surgery. Usually, the patient is asked to avoid certain foods and to have a family member or a friend drive them to and from the clinic. The staff will also provide post-care instructions.
What can I expect from a laser eye surgery visit?
The treatment may last up to four hours. The eye doctor may give the patient a mild sedative for relaxation. Typically, eye drops will be applied to the eyes. While the patient focuses on a fixation light, the surgeon will work on reshaping the cornea with special instrumentation.
What should I expect once the surgery is over?
LASIK surgery has a fast recovery time, with patients able to resume normal activities 24 hours later. The patient may be prescribed eye drops for five days after the surgery.
Schedule Your Next Eye Care Appointment with Us!
If you are interested in LASIK or it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact our team to schedule an appointment. We are happy to answer all of your questions and make sure you get the quality eye care you need. Call our Saline Optometry office today at (734) 429-9454 or our Chelsea Eyeglass Co office at (734) 475-1122.