Eyeglasses and contact lenses do a good job of correcting refractive errors of vision, but they can often get in the way or be inconvenient for certain activities. LASIK vision correction surgery has become a popular option for individuals who want to see clearly without corrective lenses. At Texas Eye Surgeons in Plano, TX, we offer LASIK Vision Correction for sight improvement.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are caused by abnormal shaping of the cornea. Laser assisted in situ keratomilieusis, shortened to “LASIK,” is a type of eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to allow clearer vision. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the cornea, using a laser or mechanical instrument, and molds the cornea into the more normal shape that is required for good vision. A surgical eye doctor will ensure that you receive the proper amount of correction to allow you to have a clearer vision and successful outcome after the procedure.
Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK vision correction. You must be over the age of 18, to ensure that the vision has stabilized after the childhood years. You must be free of any eye disease or infection. You
You will be awake for the surgery, which is painless and only takes a few minutes. After the procedure, you will be given eye drops to prevent infection. The doctor will advise you to rest for the remainder of the day.
Your eyes will begin to heal immediately after LASIK eye surgery. You should wear eye shields during the night for a few days, as instructed by your physician. You should avoid rubbing the eyes until the incision is completely healed. You should also avoid swimming or hot tubs until you are cleared by the eye surgeon. You will also be asked to come in for follow-up visits to ensure your vision has improved and any symptoms the result from the procedure have diminished.
Dr. Ali at Texas Eye Surgeons uses his extensive training in opthamology and many years of experience to provide the highest quality care for patients in Plano, TX and surrounding areas. We offer a full range of opthalmology services, including LASIK surgery, corneal surgery, and treatment of eye diseases. Call Texas Eye Surgeons today at (972) 379-3937 for an appointment to learn more about laser vision correction and to find out if this procedure is right for you.