What is LASIK?
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and to reduce reliance on corrective eyewear. The laser reshapes the cornea of your eye, vastly improving your vision.
We conduct full evaluations for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Winton will assess your patient history, as well as your current eye health and vision. If the patient is a good candidate for LASIK, we will perform further diagnostic testing and eligibility for surgery. If the patient is not a good candidate for LASIK, other refractive surgical options will be presented to the patient.
Further diagnostic testing will be performed before the patient undergoes LASIK surgery. A comprehensive eye-exam will be performed to make sure the eye is healthy enough for surgery. Your doctor will go over pre-op instructions, post-op side effects, medications, and follow-up procedures.
Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your results and healing.
After the LASIK procedure, you may feel a foreign body sensation, irritation, or your eye may water or tear for a few hours.
Do not rub your eyes in the early healing stages..
Wear the protective eye shields for sleeping in the early healing stages.
It is normal to experience blurriness or fluctuations in vision over the next few weeks or months after LASIK.
Dryness may occur and last for a few days or longer.
If you have any questions about LASIK surgery, please call us and our experienced staff will be more than happy to answer any questions about the procedure.