Prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses aren’t the only solution to correcting refractive errors in your vision. If you suffer from myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, you could be a candidate for LASIK surgery. LASIK is a surgical procedure used to correct refractive errors. At Within Sight Vision Center in Edmond, OK, we offer pre- and post-op care for this treatment to help you obtain optimal sight.
About LASIK Surgery
LASIK technology has helped millions of people improve their vision over the years. LASIK makes use of specialized lasers to reshape the cornea of your eye to correct refractive errors and improve the quality of your sight. LASIK isn’t for everyone. There are conditions you must meet to qualify for this treatment. First, you must be at least 18 years of age. Other requirements include:
- Good eye health – You shouldn’t have pre-existing eye conditions or diseases.
- Good general health – You shouldn’t have chronic health issues that could hinder the success of your surgery or interfere with your recovery.
- Stable prescription – You must have a stable prescription for at least a year before scheduling LASIK treatment.
If you’re interested in LASIK surgery, your Edmond optometrist is happy to answer any questions you may have about this treatment and evaluate your overall health, eye health, and vision to see if you’d make a good candidate for surgery. We can then refer you to a qualified ophthalmologist for treatment. Your ophthalmologist will perform advanced tests to further assess your condition to ensure LASIK is the best option for improving your sight.
Post-Op LASIK Care
LASIK is an outpatient treatment. That means you can return home the same day as your surgery. Over the next 6 months, your Edmond eye doctor will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your recovery. We’ll check your eye health and vision on a regular basis to confirm the success of your treatment and ensure no complications arise.
Benefits of LASIK Surgery
Although there’s no guarantee LASIK will give you perfect vision, you will see a marked improvement in your sight. Most people no longer need prescription glasses or contacts after LASIK treatment. If you play sports regularly or live an active lifestyle, you’ll welcome the absence of eyeglasses in your life. Visual improvements from LASIK eye surgery are permanent and generally last a lifetime. However, you could experience visual changes later on due to aging, eye conditions or diseases, or eye injuries.
See Your Edmond, OK, Optometrist for LASIK Treatment
To learn more about LASIK surgery and how it can benefit you, contact your Edmond, OK, eye doctor from Within Sight Vision Center at 405-348-3937. We’re here to meet all your eye-care needs.