LASIK is a procedure that is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and sometimes astigmatism. If your eye exam reveals that you have any of these conditions, you may consider getting LASIK instead of using glasses or contacts. At Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont, our eye doctors provide pre- and post-surgical care for LASIK patients. Surgery on the eyes can seem like an intimidating experience, even though this procedure is well known and has been used for decades. We have gathered some of the common questions that we run into regarding LASIK.
Does LASIK Result in Perfect 20/20 Vision?
The purpose of LASIK is to get your vision as close to 20/20 as possible. If you have nearsightedness or farsightedness, you have this condition because your cornea is not shaped properly, or your eye is too long or too short in its axial length. LASIK can be used to help correct vision, but eye doctors are unable to guarantee perfect results. You may still need to wear corrective glasses or lenses after the procedure.
Is LASIK Safe?
LASIK has been performed on millions of people all over the world. It is considered to be a safe procedure. As with any surgery, it does have some risks, but there is only a one percent risk of complications during a LASIK procedure.
Is LASIK Painful?
There is the possibility that you will experience some discomfort. However, many patients say they do not feel pain after the procedure. Analgesic drops with anesthetic properties will numb your eyes before the surgery. You may also be given a sedative before the surgery. You may feel some pressure around your eye during the surgery, but you will not feel pain.
Your eyes may feel irritated after the LASIK procedure. Taking a nap at home after the surgery will help your eyes rest before resuming your normal activities. Eye drops will be given to help with the healing process after the surgery.
When Can Normal Activity Resume?
You will be given a list of post-surgical care orders after your LASIK treatment. You may resume your regular routines the next day. You should be able to see better within 48 hours. Until you know how much better you can see, do not resume your normal activities.
Are The Results Permanent?
Our optometrists may have recommended LASIK as a near-perfect and permanent solution. LASIK surgery is effective at producing long-term results.
Schedule an Eye Exam in Fremont, CA
LASIK has helped millions of people see better all over the world. The first step towards getting this procedure is getting an eye exam. Our eye doctors can provide the pre- and post-surgical care you need for your LASIK procedure. Call our team at Warm Springs Optometric Group today at (510) 490-0287 to schedule an appointment.