LASIK is a treatment that uses a cool beam of light to gently reshape the surface of the cornea to conform to your prescription. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, and you are ready to reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses and contacts, then the LASIK procedure could be for you.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure with the treatment taking just minutes. You are generally back to work within two-to-three days but are usually capable of going back to work the very next day.
Are you an ideal candidate?
If you are at least 18 years of age, in good general health, and your eyes are clear of degenerative diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts, then yes. Laser vision correction can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
To find out if laser vision correction is right for you, talk with one of your doctors at Cockrell Eyecare Center, or you may call our office to schedule a screening to confirm whether or not you are a good candidate. We can also explain the procedure in more detail and can answer any questions you may have. If your screening shows you are a candidate, you can proceed by scheduling a full pre-operative consultation. At this appointment, you will learn what results you can reasonably expect by measuring your prescription and by thoroughly examining your eyes. Even if you are not a candidate now, you may become one in the future.
The Laser Eyecare Center’s doctors have received extensive training in the LASIK procedure and our surgeon, Dr. Marc L. Abel has performed countless LASIK surgeries to date. Our commitment extends to a lifetime guarantee should you ever need an enhancement in the future. Our goal is to ensure that you are taken care of by the most experienced doctors and with the most advanced technology.
Laser Vision Correction has proved to be extremely effective in reducing or even eliminating a person’s need for glasses and contacts. Join the majority of our patients who are now able to enjoy life in a way they could not before their LASIK procedure.
Even though LASIK has proven to be highly successful around the world, the results from one patient to the next vary depending on your prescription and your personal expectations for the procedure. During your personal evaluation, options will be discussed to ensure that you achieve a successful outcome.
You may have some slight discomfort in the beginning but not much more than that. Though this can vary from one patient to another, recovery is much faster and much less painful than previous procedures.
When will I be able to see after the procedure?
Results vary from patient to patient. Most patients have functional vision immediately. Full visual results are usually realized within one-to-three weeks.
LASIK is a treatment that uses a cool beam of light to gently reshape the surface of the cornea to conform to your prescription. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, and if you are ready to reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses and contacts, then the LASIK procedure could be for you.
What’s the difference between PRK, LASIK, and RK?
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) both use the VISX laser system to remove corneal tissue and to thereby flatten the cornea for nearsightedness or steepen it for farsightedness. In the PRK procedure, the laser operates on the surface of the cornea.
LASIK is laser surgery to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness with or without astigmatism. The surgery is similar to PRK, but does not treat or alter the front surface of the cornea. The doctor uses an instrument called a microkeratome to create a circular flap of corneal tissue. The flap is then lifted from the cornea while the doctor uses the Excimer Laser to remove small amounts of underlying tissue from the exposed cornea.
RK (Radial Keratotomy) is a non-laser procedure in which the surgeon makes a series of radial incisions into the cornea.
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