Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care
15200 Shady Grove Rd #100 Rockville MD 20850 +1 301-670-1212 $$

(301) 281-6831

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Farsighted Lasik Information

  1. Ensure your doctor performs a manifest refraction as well as a Cycloplegic refraction and that your surgeon is aware of both of these results, both for health and visual outcome.
  2. Ensure that the results of the manifest refraction and the cycloplegic refraction do not differ by more than ¾ diopters (.75)
  3. Ensure that the cycloplegic refraction is administered by instillation of 1% cyclopentolate,the cycloplegic refraction should be done 15 to 30 minutes after the second drop since the cycloplegic effect starts to wear off after that.
  4. Ensure that the manifest refraction is performed with the fogging technique and not the bi-chrome method.
  5. Ensure your surgeon’s calculations for surgical depth (nomogram) include adjustment for variability in humidity for your region and the surgical suite.
  6. Ensure your surgeon is highly skilled and can perform the operation quickly once the flap is raised.  The longer the flap is raised prior to the ablations, the more dehydrated the cornea can become, which affects the final results.  This is one case in surgery where faster is better and the most important argument for having an experienced surgeon performing the surgery.
  7. Be aware that Hyperopic LASIK has different risks than LASIK for nearsightedness and astigmatism.  A larger flap must be created which means more change of flap complications.
  8. There is an increased risk in Hyperopic LASIK resulting with irregular astigmatism.
  9. You can be left with peripheral haze secondary to a peripheral ablation, however this has only been confirmed in Hyperopic PRK studies.
  10. During the first 1-3 months you may experience a slight overcorrection that may blur your vision, but should gradually improve over time.
  11. You may experience normal visual fluctuations 3 to 6 months post operatively.
  12. Re-treatment rates are typically in the 10 to 30% range.

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15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212

Shady Grove Care Hours

In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.

Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Additional Notes

We will not be open on Saturday, September 18, 2021

We will no longer be open on Saturdays starting in October until further notice.