Apart from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, Innovative Eyecare also offers LASIK co-management as part of our vision correction options. It’s a safe, effective and lasting solution to your refractive error. Today, your eye doctors answer commonly asked questions about LASIK.
Q: What Is LASIK?
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. It’s a type of refractive surgery that utilizes light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, otherwise known as laser, to reshape your cornea and correct its irregularities. As a result, light rays are more accurately bent toward your retina, giving you sharper visual acuity.
Q: How Does LASIK Work?
Your eye doctor will first apply numbing drops to your eyes, ensuring your visual comfort throughout the procedure. As soon as the drops take effect, we’ll then create a thin flap on your corneal surface using a laser beam and retract it. Next, we’ll remove or rearrange the underlying tissues that are causing your refractive error. Finally, we’ll seal the flap back into place.
Q: Who Can Undergo LASIK?
LASIK can only be performed on individuals who are 18 years of age and older. Your vision must also be stable, meaning your lens prescription must not have changed within the last year. You need to be in good health overall as well.
Q: What Are the Benefits of LASIK?
Your eye doctors share that LASIK may reduce your need to rely on corrective eyewear. This can give you a feeling of normalcy and improve your quality of life. The length of the procedure and recovery are relatively short. You can also experience better visual acuity few days post-operation, and these effects will be long-lasting.
Q: Will I Have to Wear Glasses Afterward?
LASIK is considered a long-term solution to refractive errors. However, it may not totally eliminate your need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. You may develop visual changes over time that may require the use of prescription eyewear.
For more information about LASIK, call us today at (256) 270-0899. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Decatur and the surrounding AL areas.