LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that can improve your vision. If you are considering LASIK, you may want to talk to an optometrist to see if it is right for you. At Prosper Eye Gallery, Dr. Harrison can help you with this decision. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam and help you understand the risks and benefits of the procedure. Here are some common questions that we receive about the process.
Am I A Good Candidate for LASIK?
Many factors can affect whether someone is a good candidate for LASIK surgery. The most crucial factor is the health of the eyes. People who have healthy eyes and do not suffer from any severe eye conditions are generally good candidates for LASIK surgery. Other factors affecting whether or not someone is a good candidate for LASIK surgery include age, prescription, and lifestyle. You also should be at least 18 years of age.
Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?
LASIK eye surgery has been around for over two decades and is generally considered safe. However, like with any surgery, there are risks involved. The most common complication from LASIK is dry eye, which can usually be treated with artificial tears or special contact lenses. More serious complications are rare but can include vision loss, double vision, and halos around lights. If you are considering LASIK surgery, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
How Can an Optometrist Help with LASIK?
An optometrist is a trained medical professional specializing in eye health. Optometrists can provide comprehensive eye exams to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. During the exam, we will check your vision and make sure your eyes are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. After you have had LASIK surgery, it is vital to have regular follow-up appointments with an optometrist. Our team can also help if you are considering other options, such as specialty contact lenses or glasses.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery from LASIK surgery is usually pretty quick and easy. Most see well enough to drive within a day or two of the surgery. However, it can take up to a month for your vision to stabilize completely. During the first few days after your surgery, your eyes may dry and become irritated. You may also experience some blurry vision and light sensitivity. These side effects are expected and should start to improve within a week or so.
Call Innovative Eye Care in Prosper, TX
If you're considering LASIK, you're probably wondering what the procedure entails and whether it's right for you. At Prosper Eye Gallery, Dr. Harrison is here to answer any questions that you may have about LASIK. Call our team today at (214) 305-4020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.