LASIK Eye Surgery
While glasses and even contacts have been incredible tools for vision correction, options for safe, efficient surgical correction have quickly come onto the scene as a method of reshaping eyes and restoring vision. Surgical corrections performed by an eye doctor are a great solution for healthy vision, and at Urias Eyecare in Midland, TX, we are here to help you discuss not just every option there is, but to help you find the one best suited to you and your eyes.
The idea of laser correction surgeries is to change the shape of the cornea by removing tissue. These procedures have been effective in treating many conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The commonly-known LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery involves cutting a thin flap in the outer covering of the eye as a means to reshape the cornea. Usually, recovery from LASIK surgery only takes a few hours.
As with any operation, there may be some risks. The most common side effects are increased dry eyes and halos around bright lights, but these usually subside as the flap fully heals.
At Urias Eyecare, we provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative care, as well as referrals to the LASIK center. We will take care of follow up appointments in our Midland office. Our optometrist provides full co-management care for candidates looking into LASIK, which involves a detailed eye, vision, and health evaluation to determine if corrective surgery is right for you. Co-management care allows our team to best prepare you for your surgery, providing referrals and recommendations as well as any information you may need before going forward.
There are, of course, many considerations when approaching corrective vision surgery. Health issues like diabetes or other vision conditions may impact whether this is an option for you. Thinner corneas, for example, may require more invasive procedures. Age is also a significant factor; patients under the age of 18 are generally not recommended for corrective surgery because their eyes may still be growing and changing rapidly. All of these are things that will be addressed in co-management. All other pre- and post-operative care will also be closely guided by our eye doctor to ensure not just the best procedure, but the best vision health for you overall.
Talk to our Midland Optometrist today to see if corrective surgery is for you. Let us help restore your eye health and vision to the best it can be.