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.
"Dr. Gerber was awesome. Beth Methia was awesome.I had lasik done and the staff is excellent. Perfect results, extremely professional, friendly and they went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and all my questions were answered. Highly recommended."- M.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2017
"Today is my 4th day after surgery so I am now 5 days without glasses!! I spent a lot of time researching LASIK before I decided to go for consultations so I already had a fair understanding of the process. The knowledge I received at Eye Health Vision Center in Dartmouth, as well as the testing and evaluations I received there, WERE FAR SUPERIOR to the other consultation I had at TLC laser vision center in Providence!! I received a much more informative and thorough consultation at Eye Health and I felt that I received a much higher level of care and personal attention. The entire staff was very friendly and informative and they answered all my questions and even gave me more information that I did not think to ask about!! Every detail was explained to me several times throughout the screening process making me feel very much at ease, comfortable, and excited enough to move forward. When my consultation screening was complete, it was reviewed by a doctor right away so I knew instantly if I was a good candidate or not. (At TLC I was told it would take 3 days for a doctor to review my chart and get back to me. I learned later on that it is because their doctors are not local and are flown in, which did not sit well with me and which may also be the reason that the price I was quoted before even being seen, was almost twice as much.) At Eye Health Vision Center, the doctors are all local and are there on the premises every day!! I cannot say enough good things about my experience or Dr. Gerber and the staff at EYE HEALTH!! If I could give them 10 stars instead of 5 I would, they are an amazing group of eye health providers and caregivers and they have changed my life. I am eternally grateful for their experience and their personalized care, my only regret is that i waited so long. Thank you Dr. Gerber and the entire staff at Eye Health for making my dream of a life without glasses become a reality. xoxo (ps. now better than 20/15 without glasses)"- M.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2017
"I recently had Monovision LASIK Surgery performed by Dr. Kenyon. I was concerned and skeptical about the procedure as most would be . In addition , since I had near and far sighted eye issues there was a need to do each eye differently . From the consultations to the actual procedure Dr. Kenyon and his team were professional and informative every step of the way . Life is so much clearer now!! I highly recommend them !"- L.M. / Facebook / Sep 26, 2018
"Not even 24 hrs after my lasik surgery and I have 20/20 vision! Thank you Dr. Kenyon!"- J.L. / Facebook / Sep 19, 2015
"Not even 24 hrs after my lasik surgery and I have 20/20 vision! Thank you Dr. Kenyon!"- J.S. / Facebook / Sep 19, 2015
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.
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.
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.