Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery might be the right solution if you’re tired of wearing contacts or glasses or dealing with issues like astigmatism. Look at the following questions about this procedure answered by the team at Urias Eyecare.
What exactly is LASIK surgery, and how is it done?
LASIK surgery is used to correct vision problems. First, our eye doctor will cut a small flap from the front of your eye. Then, with a laser, your cornea is reshaped, and the flap is put back in place, where it will heal without further intervention.
Is LASIK safe?
Generally, LASIK surgery is safe. As with any surgical procedure, there can always be some risks. However, as long as you go to a trained optometrist, these risks are minimal.
Will it hurt?
Your eyes are numbed before surgery, so you should feel no pain. However, some patients feel a little pressure during the procedure, and you might feel irritation for a few hours afterward.
Will it make my vision 20/20?
LASIK eye surgery can see perfectly well afterward without prescription glasses or contacts. Although, others may still need lenses for activities. Depending on the patient, the possibility of 20/20 vision fluctuates. It’s important to realize that full vision correction after LASIK can take a few months.
Is there any downtime?
As there is a chance of irritation in the eyes after the procedure, it’s a good idea to be sure you’re off the day you have it done. However, you should be without irritation and seeing well within 24 to 48 hours, allowing you to resume most activities. We will tell you to avoid sports for at least a few weeks.
Don’t be surprised if you experience headaches for a short time. Headaches are common with LASIK, and your eyes will be more sensitive while you heal. This sensitivity means lights and devices can lead to eye strain and headaches.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
LASIK surgery is an excellent solution for many common eye problems, such as:
You'll be a great candidate if you have one of these issues. However, the only way to know is to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor.
Learn about LASIK Surgery with Our Optometrist
If you’d like to see if LASIK is a good option for you, or would like to ask any more questions, give us a call at Urias Eyecare in Midland, TX. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (432) 368-4102.