LASIK and Refractive Eye Surgery Consultations
LASIK eye surgery or another type of refractive vision surgery may be a good alternative for those who do not wish to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. At Accent Vision Care in Gonzales, our doctors can help you determine if LASIK eye surgery is the right option for you. Our staff provides both pre- and post-operative eye surgery care to guide you through the preparation and recovery process. If you experience dry eye syndrome, our doctors can also guide you through dry eye treatment before laser eye correction. This will help avoid complications from surgery.
Understanding Refractive Eye Surgeries
Refractive eye surgeries include a variety of different procedures, but LASIK surgery is the most well-known. It is an option often selected by people wanting to eliminate the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.
LASIK surgery is a quick, minimally invasive outpatient surgery that is performed using a computer-controlled laser and small blade to reshape the cornea. The procedure typically involves minor side effects and minimal discomfort for the patient. LASIK eye surgery is most often used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Other laser correction options available include keratectomy (PRK), automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK), laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), and more. At Accent Vision Care, we’re happy to discuss the various options with you in a refractive eye surgery consultation. Our team of experienced eye doctors will help you determine which procedure may be the best choice for your individual needs.
Is Laser Eye Correction the Best Choice for You?
A comprehensive eye exam at our vision care center is the first step to begin discerning if a laser correction procedure is right for you. When you make your exam appointment with us, mention your interest in laser eye surgery. Our staff will be sure to include a LASIK consultation at your exam.
At your comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will assess your vision and overall eye health. They will also use this time to evaluate your candidacy for laser eye correction by reviewing your current prescription as well as other factors, such as any presence of eye disease and the thickness and shape of your cornea.
Our doctors will refer you to an experienced local ophthalmologist if you are found to be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. They will also offer guidance for your pre-op eye surgery care, providing you with instructions on what to do (and what to avoid) before your surgery.
What Happens After LASIK Surgery?
After laser eye correction, your eyes will need time to heal. Our post-operative care helps to monitor your recovery and address any issues that may arise in the days after surgery. We will observe any side effects and offer guidance on what to do to ensure a thorough recovery process.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery, contact our office. Our doctors will help you determine if it may be the right option for you.