What is LASIK?
LASIK is one of the most frequently performed elective procedures in North America.
It is a highly effective outpatient procedure designed to correct multiple levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and reduce reliance on corrective eyewear.
LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye.
What Can I Expect After LASIK?
Most LASIK patients notice dramatic visual results within the first few days following their procedure.
After the LASIK procedure, you may feel irritation, a foreign body sensation, or your eye may tear or water for a few hours.
If you experience discomfort, your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever.
Most patients are comfortable after taking a short nap while wearing the protective eye shields and some LASIK patients may wear the eye shields while sleeping during the first few days.
Do not rub your eyes during the early healing stage.
It is not unusual for dryness in your eyes to last for several days. In some patients this can be longer.
Contact us today for an appointment to learn if you are a candidate for this remarkable procedure.