LASIK (Laser Vision Correction, LASIK Evaluation) – Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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About LASIK

At Eye Health Vision Centers, we understand that the decision to undergo LASIK surgery is one that will impact your life forever. We understand the importance of clear vision and that better eyesight means a better quality of life. LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, and it is the most sought-after laser vision correction surgery available. This procedure is a type of refractive surgery that improves or corrects myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Similar to other forms of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to permit light to be properly focused on the retina. LASIK is highly effective, fast, and comfortable. The result is a decreased dependency on eyeglasses and contacts and in some cases, no need for them at all. Schedule a consultation with one of our skilled ophthalmologists at our Dartmouth, MA facility today to learn more or ask us about our free LASIK evaluation.

Best Candidates

Because of advancements in the vision correction industry, more and more people are becoming candidates for refractive surgeries, such as LASIK. While only a skilled ophthalmologist can determine your candidacy for the procedure, generally anyone who would like to decrease their dependency on contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses is eligible for LASIK. Those with certain medical conditions or eye diseases may not be ideal candidates for LASIK but may still qualify for refractive surgery, like PRK. During a consultation with our team, your lifestyle, medical history, and expectations will be discussed and we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for your unique needs.

What to Expect

Before your LASIK procedure begins, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops. Your surgeon will use a special eyepiece to hold open your eyelid during the procedure, preventing you from blinking. Finally, a thin flap is made in the outer cornea tissue and laser technology is used to reshape the cornea into a more natural shape. When the laser correction is complete, the corneal tissue will be laid back in place. There is no need for stitches. In most cases, patients can return to work in 24 hours, although, you will need someone to drive you home from the procedure.

Follow-Up

Immediately following your surgery, you will be asked to rest and relax for a few minutes. You will likely feel a mild irritation in your eyes following the procedure. Remember not to touch or rub your eyes while they are healing. After you have rested for a few minutes, a member of our team will perform a quick exam before releasing you to return home. Patients often report some blurred vision and haziness immediately following surgery that clears up over the next 24 hours. By the next morning, your vision should begin to stabilize and you should see improvement. For some patients, this could take a few days or up to a few weeks.

Generally speaking, you will be asked to return the following day for a follow-up appointment. This could vary according to your needs. You will have another post-operative appointment at approximately one-week post-surgery. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled as far as six months out in order to ensure your recovery is normal and comfortable.

Start Today!

If you are tired of depending on eyeglasses and contacts and believe you are a candidate for LASIK surgery, take our free LASIK evaluation and schedule a consultation at our Dartmouth, MA office. Eye Health Vision Centers strives to help you live your best life with vision that is clear and precise. We look forward to helping you attain clearer vision. 

 

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