Common Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery

Common Questions about LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery can be a permanent solution to your vision problems instead of relying on contacts or glasses. Our optometrists at Main Street Optometry in Northport can let you know if you are the right candidate for this procedure.

Are You a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

The procedure is pretty inclusive and many adults are eligible. You must be 18 years old, have no health issues, and no autoimmune disease. You will have to meet with an eye doctor to get a thorough eye exam to check for refractive errors and look at the thickness and shape of your corneas.

Is the Surgery Painful?

It is not painful and your eye surgeon will use numbing eye drops for your eyes. You may feel slight pressure but you won’t feel pain.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The goal of the surgery is to change the shape of the cornea so it can focus images better and allow you to see clearer. It is achieved using two lasers. The surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back and then the surgeon uses a laser with ultraviolet beams to remove a small amount of tissue from the cornea to reshape it. The flap is placed back and the cornea is then given time to heal.

What Is the Recovery Window?

You will be able to leave the same day as the procedure but you will need a friend to drive you home. You will have a few follow-up visits with your eye doctor to make sure your eyes are healing properly. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for a week after surgery.

When Do You See Results from LASIK Eye Surgery?

Immediately after the procedure, you should start to see things from a distance that you didn’t see before. Your eyes can be hazy and fuzzy at first but should start to improve within the first few days. After four to six hours, you will start to feel comfortable with your vision and it is even better by the next day.

Visit Our Optometrists in Northport, NY

Our optometrists will perform an eye exam and let you know if LASIK eye surgery is a good option. If you are interested in LASIK surgery, call our team at Main Street Optometry today at (631) 757-6190.

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