Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, shortened to LASIK, is a type of eye surgery that corrects refractive errors in vision, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure works by reshaping the cornea, which allows light to focus more precisely on the back of the eye, thereby allowing improved vision.
Who Is A Good Candidate For LASIK Eye Surgery?
Individuals who are considering LASIK eye surgery should be in good general health. If you have any eye disease, you should have the condition treated before undergoing LASIK surgery. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait to have LASIK surgery because hormones can cause changes in the eyes. Individuals with severe dry eye syndrome should consider surgery carefully because LASIK can make the condition worse. Those individuals who have diabetes or allergies may not be good candidates for the surgery. Your Hendersonville optometrist will examine your eyes carefully to determine if you can benefit from the LASIK procedure.
The LASIK Procedure
First, the eyes are numbed with special eye drops; the surgeon then creates a small flap in the cornea. A computer helps to ensure the laser removes only the amount of tissue needed to re-shape the cornea for better vision. The laser then sends pulses of light to the eye to remove excess tissue. Patients may feel some pressure during the procedure. Some blurring or itching may occur after surgery, but this quickly resolves. By the next day, you can enjoy clear vision without glasses. After surgery, the optometrist will check your eyes periodically to ensure that healing is complete and that your vision correction is successful.
Let Hendersonville Eye Care Be Your Optometrist for LASIK Consultation
Dr. Cannon, Dr. Kilgo, Dr. Kampe and the caring staff at Hendersonville Eye Care are committed to providing superior optometry services to the residents of Hendersonville, NC, and surrounding areas. We offer eye exams, eyeglass fitting contact lens fitting, help for astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness, sports eyewear, computer glasses, Ortho-K therapy, hard-to-fit contact lenses, treatment of eye diseases and consultation for LASIK surgery, both pre- and post-procedure. Call Hendersonville Eye Care today at 828-693-5205 for an appointment to discuss how LASIK eye surgery can help you to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses.