Imagine a life free from the hassles of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Imagine being able to play your favorite sport or see the arm clock at night without corrective lenses.
LASIK eye surgery is a refractive surgery, meaning it corrects certain vision problems such as astigmatism. LASIK has the potential to completely rid patients of glasses and contact lenses, giving many patients more freedom with their vision. LASIK is extremely effective, with few risks involved. The lifestyle benefits for patients who are active are tremendous, allowing them to pursue their hobbies, sports, activities or career options with less dependence on contact lenses and glasses. If you are tired of depending on contact lenses and eyeglasses, LASIK surgery in Houston may be right for you!
During LASIK eye surgery, the goal is to remove corneal tissue using an excimer laser, gently reshaping the cornea. This changes the focusing power of your eye, allowing for sharp vision.
Before LASIK surgery, you will come in to our office in Houston for a consultation. The consultation will make sure you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
Before the LASIK procedure, your doctor in Houston will make the necessary pre-operative preparations. You are positioned under the laser microscope, with a lid speculum to hold your eyelids back, so you do not blink during the procedure. Next, our doctors use a microkeratome device to create a thin corneal flap. The flap is then lifted back, exposing the inner layers of the cornea. The next step is to use the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, using the specifications that were prepared before surgery. Lastly, the flap is smoothed back down and reseal itself, requiring no stitches.
Following your LASIK procedure, it is not uncommon to experience symptoms such as burning, itching, or foreign body sensation (feeling like there is something in your eye). It is normal to feel some discomfort or even mild pain. Your eyes will tear and water, and your vision will be blurry and hazy. The blurriness is completely normal and should dissipate. You should refrain from rubbing your eyes, as this could dislodge the flap that was created during surgery. All of these symptoms should improve within the first few days or the week after surgery.
There are several types of LASIK surgery, which you and your doctor will discuss prior to your procedure. Each procedure offers different benefits and can sometimes be combined with one another.
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, as there are certain things that would make LASIK surgery riskier for you. Luckily, there are plenty of other options when it comes to permanent vision correction. Dr. Slade in Houston will discuss with you which method of vision correction will suit your eyes.
At the Slade & Baker Vision Center, this enhanced visual enhanced lifestyle is a possibility. It all starts with one of the most thorough eye exams you will ever have. We want to make sure that you are a great fit for the procedure so that you have an amazing outcome.
We are committed to the best and safest LASIK outcomes only. After a series of pre-operative LASIK tests and some eye health exams, the LASIK surgeons begin to evaluate your case. Our Houston LASIK surgeons and everyone on our staff understand the concerns of our patients.
That’s why our consultation is designed to evaluate your personal vision needs and help determine your candidacy for LASIK. If LASIK is right for you, our comprehensive LASIK consultation will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.