Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a speedy, yet lasting vision correction option in the form of laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). This procedure is a convenient and reliable alternative to wearing corrective eyewear. Here, your trusted optometrist answers the top questions about LASIK:
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
This surgery requires a stable lens prescription to ensure its effectiveness. Another important consideration is your current eye condition and overall health. Some eye problems, like keratoconus, are better managed with different methods. Having a healthy immune system can also help with fast recovery.
How Does LASIK Work?
During our laser eye surgery procedure, we will begin by applying anesthetic eye drops to numb your ocular nerves, eliminating any pain or discomfort. We will then create a thin flap on your cornea using an excimer laser, which we will retract so we can remove excess corneal tissue. This allows us to modify your irregularly shaped cornea to allow better light entry and improve your vision.
Do I Have to Wear Glasses After LASIK?
Although LASIK offers a lasting solution to refractive errors, it does not totally eliminate your need to wear prescription eyewear. You may develop eye structural and functional changes as you age, prompting you to seek different or additional treatment.
What Are The Perks of Having LASIK?
Our reliable eye specialist explains that the biggest benefit of LASIK is convenience. You’ll no longer need to wear corrective eyewear, or spend money on never-ending contact replacements. The procedure and recovery period are relatively short as well, so the disruption to your daily life will be minimal.
If you have any further questions about LASIK, call us at (301) 859-4060 or send us a message. We offer high-quality eye care services in many Maryland communities, including Potomac and Rockville, as well as in Alexandria, VA, and nearby areas.