LASIK in Naples, FL
Do you rely on glasses or contact lenses to see correctly? Would you love it if you didn't have to? If so, you should consider LASIK surgery. Here at Naples Eye Physicians located in Naples, FL, our eye doctors can correct your vision with LASIK eye surgery.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK surgery is a procedure where a laser is used to reshape the cornea. This allows the light to enter the eye correctly, which makes your vision clearer without needing glasses or contacts. The procedure takes about 15 minutes for both eyes. Your vision will stabilize over the next few days with a possible full recovery in six months.
Who Is a Good Candidate For LASIK?
Certain factors would determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK. These include:
- Your Prescription: If you have a high prescription, you might not be a good candidate for this procedure. If you are nearsighted, LASIK can correct up to -11.00. If you are farsighted, LASIK can correct up to +5.00. Finally, if you have astigmatism, this procedure can correct up to 5.00.
- Your Eye Health: To be a good candidate for LASIK, your eyes need to be mature. This occurs between the ages of 18 and 21-years old. Your eyes must also be healthy and free of diseases. If you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, you wouldn't be a good candidate. Finally, your vision must be stable and you must have had the same prescription for over a year.
- Your Overall Health: To be a good LASIK candidate, you need to be healthy. If you are pregnant or nursing, you would need to wait to have the procedure performed. If you have uncontrolled diabetes or an autoimmune disease, such as lupus, you would be a poor candidate. Finally, if you are taking any medications that can compromise your immune system, LASIK won't be right for you.
What To Expect After Lasik?
Immediately after the procedure, you may have an itching or burning sensation in the eye. Your vision will also be blurry and hazy. Our eye doctors may suggest that you avoid doing any close-up work such as reading, surfing the internet, or using your phone. Your vision should improve by the next morning. It will take a few days for your vision to stabilize. For the next week, you should avoid any strenuous exercise. You should also avoid rubbing your eye while they heal.
If you are considering getting LASIK in Naples, FL, schedule a LASIK consultation with Naples Eye Physicians. Our doctors of optometry will get your complete medical history and will examine your eyes. If you are a good candidate, we can book the procedure. Soon, you will no longer need to rely on glasses or contacts to see correctly. Call our optometry team at (239) 262-6288.