If you are dealing with vision problems, try to imagine seeing clearly without glasses or contacts from the moment you wake up in the morning, during all your daily activities, and even when setting your alarm before going to sleep. It’s possible with LASIK.
LASIK is the most common refractive surgery in the United States and corrects nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK surgery is very successful in improving the clarity of your vision, and lessens your dependency on glasses or contact lenses. At
Throggs Neck Optical, our well-educated staff also provide compassionate pre-operative and post-operative care and treatment to help give you the best, most anxiety-free, experience possible.
As part of your pre-operative work-up, our specialist will make sure you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery with a full work-up and consultation. Good candidates must be at least 18 years old, in good general health, have no specific health problems, such as uncontrolled diabetes, and are free of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts. Our Schuylerville eye doctor will also go over your health history during your LASIK consultation to make sure all requirements are met before scheduling your LASIK surgery.
The LASIK surgery itself involves raising a flap on your cornea, using a cool laser to reshape your cornea, changing its power to focus, then replacing the flap. Our Schuylerville eye doctor includes a post LASIK exam, after which you will get protective glasses to wear, and eye drops in case of irritation. There should be no problem for you to return to work the day after your LASIK surgery, and even do some light exercise, along with most of your normal activities. We recommend a 3 month follow-up to make sure everything has healed correctly and you are seeing clearly. Providing clear vision without the need for glasses and contacts, LASIK is a proven technology with a history of success, providing you with clear vision with no need for contacts or glasses.