Is LASIK Right for You?
If you are thinking about LASIK, ask us! We can help.
Talk with the eye care professionals at Eye Rx to see if LASIK vision correction is a good option for you. Dr. Lobaugh and Dr. Teller can discuss whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, taking into consideration your age, vision, health and lifestyle. LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
If you are a good candidate for LASIK, we will refer you to an experienced and trusted surgeon. Our doctors will work closely with your surgeon to ensure your best possible outcome. You will return to our office for your follow-up care.
What happens during LASIK Surgery?
Before your LASIK surgery begins, you will be given a series of eye drops that will numb your eyes. Your eye will be held open with a lid holder (speculum) so that you will not be able to blink.
The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of the flap. This flap is a very thin layer of the cornea, about 140 microns thick. The flap is hinged at the top, so that after the surgery it will be smoothed back into place.
The surgeon opens the flap, much like the page of a book, so that the laser can be applied to the corneal tissue underneath. The cool laser painlessly reshapes the corneal tissue, which will allow you to see clearly.
During the procedure you will be awake and alert, so that you can focus on the light of the laser. The amount of treatment time varies based on your prescription. You can expect about 10 seconds of laser application for each diopter of vision. For example, if your prescription is a -4.50 in your right eye, the laser will be on for about 45 seconds.
After the laser application, the surgeon will close the flap. Your procedure is done! The surgeon will then move to the second eye and repeat the process.
Many patients are amazed at how quickly the procedure is performed! It takes just seconds to make a change that lasts a lifetime!
Recovery after LASIK is quick as well. Patients can expect to be driving the day after surgery. Many people return to work the day after their procedure.
Ask our doctors for the information you need to make the best decision for your vision! Don’t wait, make an appointment today!