LASIK Pre and Post Surgical Care

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) has soared in popularity during the past decade, enabling eye doctors to help men and women with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism enjoy crisp, clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

What to Know About LASIK

How LASIK Improves Vision
When you see, light enters your eye through your cornea, the clear covering of your eye located over your pupil. Aberrations in the shape of your cornea can distort the way you see, causing vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lenses address these issues by compensating for the irregularities in your cornea. LASIK uses precisely-delivered beams of laser energy to gently reshape your cornea, preventing those distortions in your vision so you no longer need corrective lenses.
LASIK Pre-Op Eyecare
LASIK is not the ideal choice for every patient. To determine if LASIK is right for you, our optometrists will review your medical history and perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess your vision and evaluate the shape and thickness of your cornea. A comprehensive exam helps eye doctors identify issues that might interfere with the results of LASIK. Once the exam is complete, our eye doctors will describe the LASIK procedure and what to expect, as well as providing a referral to a leading eye surgeon.
LASIK Post-Op Eyecare
After your surgery, you’ll need to have several follow-up visits to check on your progress as your eye heals. Typically, visits begin the day following your procedure, with additional visits scheduled during the six months after surgery and a “final” follow-up exam at 12 months post-op. During these exams, the eye care professionals at Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian will perform evaluations of your vision and examine your eye to ensure that it is healing properly.

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