At Chapel Hills Vision Clinic in Colorado Springs, our friendly optometry professionals provide the community with quality eye care. If you rely on glasses or contacts for clear vision, you may be considering LASIK surgery to provide the vision correction that you need. We can help with an evaluation, referral, and post-operative care. You may have some questions regarding this procedure. We are here to answer them to help you get the process started. Let’s look at some of the common questions that we encounter regarding LASIK.
What Does The LASIK Procedure Involve?
LASIK surgery became popular around the turn of the century. LASIK provides clear vision with a relatively simple surgical operation. It works by using a focused, powerful laser that reshapes the cornea. As a result, the eye problems associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are improved drastically.
Is Everyone a Candidate For LASIK?
Our optometrists in Colorado Springs will evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. You need to be at least 18 years of age and should have a consistent eyeglasses or contacts prescription for at least a year. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with pre-existing eye diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration.
Is The Procedure Painful?
Before the surgery, you will receive eye drops that numb your eyes, so you do not feel any pain. While you may feel some discomfort or pressure, the process can typically be completed quickly in under an hour.
What Are The Results After Surgery?
Not every patient will get 20/20 vision after LASIK surgery. However, you will see a significant improvement in your vision. All of your daily activities, like reading books or driving a car will become much easier. If you are tired of always relying on contacts or eyeglasses, this surgery provides a safe alternative for vision correction.
Is There A Long Recovery Process?
Nearly every patient is back to everyday life within a day or so. You should expect a little blurred vision for a short while after the procedure, but that is normal. Post-operative care with our optometrists is highly recommended to ensure everything looks normal and to address any questions or concerns. Generally, all of your activities can resume within a week at the latest.
Contact Chapel Hills Vision Clinic To Find Out More About LASIK
If you are wondering if LASIK is right for you, don't try to make the decision alone. Our eye care specialists have the experience and knowledge needed to help you get started. Call our team at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic today at (719) 599-5083 to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists in Colorado Springs, CO.