LASIK Surgery in Garrettsville
Lasik eye surgery is a type of laser eye surgery that reshapes your cornea to correct your vision. Short for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, Lasik is used for refractive errors, which occur when the shape of your cornea doesn’t allow for light to focus directly on the retina. These errors may be categorized as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism.
Is LASIK Right for You?
Lasik is a safe, effective procedure that is suitable for most patients over the age of 18. When you see Dr. Andrews for a Lasik surgery consultation, he will go over your medical history, eye health history, and evaluate your current eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions to ensure that they have been stable for at least two years.
You may not be a candidate for Lasik surgery if any of the following apply to you:
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Active eye infection or recent injury
- Thin corneas
- Severe dry eyes
- Severe refractive errors
What to Expect During LASIK Surgery
Prior to Lasik surgery, the ophthalmologist will closely examine the shape of your cornea and take measurements of your eye. This allows him to map your cornea and determine the precise areas that need to be reshaped.
Your eyes will be numbed, then a laser light makes adjustments so the ophthalmologist can access the corneal curvature and thickness to shape it in a way that eliminates refractive errors. You may feel pressure during this time, but not pain. Surgery typically takes 15 minutes for both eyes. There are no sutures involved, as your eye will heal the incision on its own.
Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery
What does LASIK eye surgery do?
Lasik eye surgery reshapes the eye to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Is LASIK eye surgery worth it?
Patients are thrilled with the results of Lasik eye surgery! After years or even decades of wearing glasses or contacts, it can feel liberating to finally be able to see without them. If the first thing you do every morning is fumble around your nightstand to find your glasses, you’ll find that Lasik makes a dramatic difference in your life in ways both big and small.
Can LASIK make you go blind?
When you choose our refractive surgeon for your Lasik surgery and follow all of the aftercare instructions we give you, you won’t have to worry about going blind.
How many days of rest are required after LASIK surgery?
You may need up to 12 hours of rest after Lasik surgery; most patients begin to see clearly again after a day, but occasionally it can take weeks or months to fully recover after surgery.