LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK alters the curvature of the cornea to focus light more precisely on the retina. The goal of LASIK surgery is to decrease dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. Most people who undergo LASIK surgery achieve this goal; about 95% do not need corrective lenses for distance vision.
What is refractive surgery (LASIK)?
LASIK surgery is a procedure which reduces and/or eliminates the dependency on corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) for nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism. LASIK surgery procedures include RK, PRK, LASIK, CLE, and phakic implants.
The KAMRA Inlay is now used to correct presbyopia (the need for reading glasses as we age.) See our section on Kamra Inlay to see if this is right for you!
What does LASIK surgery correct?
LASIK surgery corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. To learn more, contact The Eye Associates to schedule your consultation with one of our renowned doctors.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK?
Ideal candidates for LASIK surgery are healthy people aged 18 and older with healthy eyes who are not satisfied wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Is LASIK expensive?
The cost of LASIK will depend on what procedure your eyes will need. It is best to speak with The Eye Associates‘ on site LASIK consultant to determine what procedure will work best for you. However, our practice is able to offer affordable payment options to help suit your budget like CreditCare.
What are the risk factors of LASIK surgery?
As with any procedure, there are possible side effects for LASIK eye surgery. The most common side effect is dryness. However, Dr. Kent uses an instrument which may decrease this problem. Other side effects include sensitivity to light, night glare, and mild irritation.
What is LASIK recovery like?
LASIK is virtually pain-free. Your eye(s) will be numbed with anesthetic drops. Some patients experience a slight pressure sensation during the procedure. After the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort such as scratchiness, light sensitivity, irritation, and dryness. Most of our patients return to work and normal activities the next day.
To learn more about refractive surgery (LASIK) or to schedule your consultation, call 208-342-5151.