At Seeta Eye Centers, we offer residents of Poughkeepsie and Yorktown Heights, NY, comprehensive eye care, including LASIK surgery. Along with that, our ophthalmologists can help provide treatment that can correct your vision and help manage any eye diseases. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on some frequently asked questions about LASIK so you have more information before visiting us for the procedure.
What is LASIK?
LASIK standard for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is permanent laser eye surgery. The procedure can treat refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
How is LASIK Performed?
LASIK is performed using an excimer laser. The laser is used to reshape the cornea, which corrects refractive errors. A small laser created incision is made in the surface of the cornea and then a second laser is used to correct the shape. After, the flap is put back into place, which also quickly heals right after the surgery.
Is LASIK Right for Me?
You'll need a comprehensive exam from our ophthalmologists to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. However, there are some requirements to qualify for the surgery. You will need a stable prescription for glasses or contacts and your eyes should be healthy and free of any diseases. Certain medical conditions and eye diseases can disqualify you from LASIK, such as pregnancy or being younger an age 18.
Can LASIK Correct My Vision Problem?
LASIK can help with refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The best way to know if LASIK can help your achieve better vision to come for a consultation.
Will I Have 20/20 Vision?
More than 90% of patients achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK surgery. It's rare for someone to need glasses or contacts at all times after the surgery. However, if you currently have a high prescription, these results may not be possible. In addition, some patients even achieve vision that's better than 20/20 after LASIK.
Will I Be Able to See After LASIK?
The recovery time for LASIK is typically short. Your vision will be hazy or cloudy for a day or two after surgery and patients have clear vision within a day or week. However, you'll need a driver to bring you to your surgery and the next day for your follow-up appointment. Many patients are able to drive by the end of the second day after surgery and it will take up to 3 months for your vision to completely stabilize.
Contact us About LASIK Surgery Today!
If you are considering LASIK surgery, contact Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie or Yorktown Heights, NY, to learn more about the procedure. Our ophthalmologists are here to answer any questions you have and help determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.