LASIK has become a household name since bursting onto the vision correction seen in the mid-1990’s. Patients have flocked to have LASIK performed on their eyes so that they would be able to see the world around them more clearly.
Patients with extreme nearsightedness reaped most of the benefits in the early stages of LASIK surgery but advancements have been made that are helping more and more patients become eligible.
LASIK is a non-evasive procedure that can improve a person’s vision within a matter of minutes. The first step of LASIK is the creation on the corneal flap. The surgeon will use a small tool known as a microkeratome to create the flap on the top of the eyelid. Once the flap has been created it will be pulled back so that the laser can begin to reshape the underlying cornea. After the cornea has been reshaped the flap will be placed back into position.
The corneal flap acts as a natural bandage for the eye. No stitches are required during LASIK because the flap adheres on its own to the rest of the eye. Directly after surgery you should go home and sleep so that the healing can start. The healing process lasts about two weeks and you should swimming and other rigorous activities that may disturb the healing process.
Your surgeon will schedule varies check-ups with you directly following the surgery. It is important that they monitor the healing process and the vision improvements over time. If your vision goal is not achieved after the procedure the enhancements can be performed to help you reach your ultimate vision goal.
Are laser vision correction procedures covered by insurance?
Although few policies cover Laser Vision Correction, we would be happy to check yours when you come in for a consult. Remember patient financing plans are available.
Is there any pain involved with LASIK?
A: Patients tell us they feel only slight discomfort, not pain during the procedure. After the procedure, most people report a slightly irritated eye for a few hours, like if you rubbed an eyelash in your eye. But pain is subjective, and when you learn more about the procedure you’ll form your own opinion of what to expect.
Has anyone ever gone blind form a Laser Vision Correction Procedure?
There have been zero reported cases of total loss of vision.
Are there any side effects with Laser Vision Correction?
As with any type of surgery, side effects and complications can occur. All potential side effects and complications will be discussed further at the time of the Laser Vision Correction consultation.
Why not go to a discount Laser Vision Correction center?
With laser vision correction, safety, outcomes, and patient satisfaction should be the deciding factor behind the center you choose, not cost.
Is Laser Vision Correction for everyone?
Laser Vision Correction is not necessarily for everyone. The best way to determine your candidacy is with a proper screening and thorough evaluation.
I am very busy at work. What type of time commitment is needed to have LASIK?
This is a state-of-the-art procedure, which requires minimal time for the patient. The actual procedure lasts under 10 minutes per eye. Most patients can go back to work the very next day.
If you are seeking LASIK in Connecticut, you have come to the right spot! For excellence in eye care and the latest in ophthalmic technology Precision LASIK Group is a step above the competition. We understand that you have many options for LASIK eye surgery in Connecticut and we are pleased that you are at our website.
Are You A Candidate?
Not everyone is a candidate for the LASIK, laser eye surgery procedure. Each individual person has extremely unique eyes. No two cornea maps are the same just like with a Fingerprint or DNA sample. This is why a pre-operative exam is absolutely necessary. Before LASIK is performed you will be required to undergo a series of diagnostic tests to determine the stability of your vision. After a thorough evaluation of your cornea, the doctors will be able to determine if you are a candidate. This thorough diagnostic evaluation is the first step in creating a positive outcome for your pest possible visual outcome or personal best vision.
Determining your LASIK candidacy is vital to the actual LASIK eye surgery process. If you have any immediate questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our LASIK coordinators.
Expectations For LASIK Eye Surgery
Your decision to have LASIK laser vision correction is a serious decision. Ultimately, you will be the one to make the final decision. When electing a LASIK surgeon it is important to select a surgeon that can honestly explain your visual needs. In 98% of lasik cases the visual outcome is 20/40 or better, however, this is a surgical procedure and risk is still involved. This is why selecting a surgeon with a vast amount experience is important. The ultimate goal of LASIK is to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. LASIK does not always create perfect 20/20 vision, though most cases are successful in improving vision. Ask the right questions before selecting you surgeon. Make sure that your surgeon of choice has the right answers, the best technology and the experience under his belt to ensure a safe and effective procedure. It is possible that this is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. This is your eyes and your life.