Here at George A. Roebuck O.D. – Family Eyecare, we are proud to co-manage LASIK surgery. We can tell you whether you are a good candidate or not. Whether you have realistic expectations or not. And help you pick out the best surgeon for your exact eye problem. Most patients would rather come back to our office for the 1-Day, 1-Week and 1-Month post-op appointments.
LASIK can help people who are nearsighted as well those who have astigmatism. It is not a cure for needing reading glasses, and it does not work if you have a strong far-sighted prescription. And around age 40 or 45 you will begin to need reading glasses.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap is in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then returned to its original position, and the surgery is complete.
LASIK is becoming quite popular because it works well. It has a high success rate. The procedure itself is quick, taking only about ten minutes. Most patients require only local anesthetics, which is given in eye-drop form.
The procedure is pretty painless, and you won’t have to deal with stitches or bandages. Most people see a difference in their vision right away.
Every surgery has risks, so it is important to discuss the surgery, side effects, and recovery with our doctors so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you.