LASIK Laser Eye Surgery: Procedure, Risks, Recovery, and Benefits
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that can correct your vision if you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. When the light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should, your vision becomes blurry. If you have blurry vision and don’t want to deal with corrective eyewear, seeing an optometrist in Midtown Manhattan to talk about LASIK is a great choice.
The Risks of LASIK Eye Surgery
Just like with any procedure, there are some risks involved with eye surgery so speak with our optometrist at Eye Care Associates in Optometry. It’s a complex procedure and there could be rare problems that can permanently affect your vision. Many insurance companies don’t cover LASIK and you may lose your best correctable vision. Best correctable vision means the highest degree of vision you would have while wearing eyeglasses or contacts after LASIK.
Recovery from LASIK Eye Surgery
There are some side effects associated with the procedure but for many people, they are mild. Some of these side effects include glare, trouble driving at night, seeing halos around images, and fluctuating vision. After the procedure, your eyes will be dry but they may not feel dry. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent inflammation, infection, and keep the eyes moist. Don’t use any other eye drops unless you ask your doctor about them first. The eyes will heal pretty quickly and you will notice better vision within just a few days. Don’t use a hot tub or go swimming for two weeks after your surgery and be sure to go to your follow up visits with your doctor.
The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
There is very little pain involved in the surgery and you can reach your vision goals faster. There aren’t any stitches or bandages and you likely won’t need to use contacts or glasses much after the procedure.
Are You Ready for LASIK Eye Surgery?
Before the procedure, you will meet with an eye doctor or surgeon in Midtown Manhattan to talk about what to expect during and after the procedure. You will also get a full examination and go over your medical history. Make an appointment with Dr. Forgacs, O.D. at Eye Care Associates in Optometry today by calling us at (212) 583-9000.