LASIK Eye Surgery
If you've been living with less than perfect vision due to refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or an astigmatism, the thought of LASIK may have crossed your mind. LASIK is an acronym that stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, which works by reshaping the corneas surgically with a laser in order to assure that light travels properly to the retinas in the back of the eye, correcting vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. LASIK has become a very popular type of surgery, but at Naples Eye Physicians, we know it is something that still needs a lot of consideration in order to make sure that you are a good candidate as a patient.
Are You a Candidate for LASIK?
If you have considered LASIK for correcting your vision, chances are you are excited about the aftermath, but it is important to work with an eye doctor who will look at factors about your vision and overall health before agreeing to do the procedure. At Naples Eye Physicians, you'll find an eye doctor that has your vision at heart. You'll receive full pre-operative and post-operative exams.
In addition to meeting FDA vision approval parameters, it is important that your vision is matured and your prescription stabilized. Your eye health matters, too, and should be free of injury and infection. Another thing our eye doctor will evaluate is the thickness of your corneas and well as their shape. A slightly thicker cornea is better, because it allows the surgeon adequate tissue to work with as they perform the procedure. Lastly, it is important to look at your general health to see that your body will be able to handle the healing process and that you are not on any medications that would make LASIK a high risk choice for you.
Risks and Rewards of LASIK
Even under the best circumstances, there are a few things to watch for if you and our eye doctor decide to move forward with the procedure. There is a possibility of dry eyes as well as seeing starbursts after the procedure, but these symptoms are usually temporary. When things go well, eyesight will likely be restored to 20/20, and in some cases, vision will be even better.
Continued Eyecare After LASIK
At Naples Eye Physicians, our ophthalmologist will also stick with you for post-operative eyecare starting the day after the procedure with several visits arranged over the next six months and another exam recommended at the one-year anniversary of the procedure.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist
To learn more about whether or not you might be a candidate, and to help make the decision as to whether or not LASIK is the right choice for you, contact Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, at 239-262-5434 to schedule an appointment.