Pre and Post Op Care for LASIK
Pre and Post Op Care for LASIK Eye Surgery
You need care from an eye doctor before and after you have LASIK eye surgery. At Beach Vision, you can find out from an eye doctor if you qualify for this procedure for correcting blurry vision. Our eye care clinic serves Ponce Inlet, Edgewater, and New Smyrna Beach, so you can get convenient pre and post-operative care for LASIK.
Why You Need Eye Care Before LASIK Surgery
Before you get LASIK, your optometrist needs to determine if you qualify for this procedure. For instance, most people who have mild cases of nearsightedness get the best vision correction from the surgery. If you have severe vision problems, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may still get your vision corrected, but you may not get perfect vision from LASIK.
Additionally, prior to your surgery, the optometrist will ensure that your eyes are healthy aside from refractive errors. If you have conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or other causes of blurry vision, you may not get good results from LASIK.
What Happens During LASIK
When you have your LASIK eye surgery, you will likely visit a local ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in treating eyes. During the procedure, the eye surgeon will use a laser to reshape your corneas. By changing the shapes of your eyes, the surgeon will affect how your eyes refract light to your retina, correcting any errors that caused blurriness in your vision.
Optometry Care After LASIK Eye Surgery
After the surgery, optometry exams will monitor you for complications. Plus, you can ensure that your eyes are healing properly from the procedure. These visits after LASIK will ensure that the procedure worked well and that your vision has improved.
Post-op exams following LASIK eye surgery will give you a chance to let the optometrist know if you have problems with your vision outside of the eye clinic. For instance, you can tell the eye doctor if you have trouble seeing in low-light conditions or if you have pain. While rare, complications can occur, and attending all the follow-up visits after the surgery can mitigate the impacts these issues have on your life and vision.
Thinking About LASIK or SMILE Eye Surgery?
Refractive eye surgery is a big decision involving vision, eye health, and expense. Not all patients who want LASIK surgery are good candidates.
Some things to consider - Is it possible to correct your visual needs with LASIK? Are your corneas healthy enough and thick enough to give you a good refractive outcome without visual surprises? If you need help with reading, will you be comfortable with monovision correction (one eye sees distance, one eye sees near)? Will that work well if you are using the computer for long hours? Will you have dryness issues? Do you have cataracts, or some other ocular condition that is affecting your vision?
We can evaluate these things and give you an unbiased assessment. If you are thinking about monovision, we can put contacts on your eyes in the office to demonstrate what your vision will be like. Of course, we will thoroughly evaluate your eye health. We work with several eye surgeons in the area who specialize in refractive surgery. We provide both pre op and post op care to make sure that your experience is a good one.
Thinking about LASIK? We would be happy to discuss it with you. Give us a call at 386-423-7788.