When it comes to eye care, at Eye Doctors of Arizona, we never shy off from adopting safe and efficient technology to ensure our patients' vision remains healthy for as many years. In light of this, we have LASIK treatment used to correct several eye conditions. Want to try this state-of-the-art treatment? Please book an appointment with our clinic today. We serve many locations, including Phoenix, Downtown, and North Biltmore, AZ. But since most patients aren't familiar with LASIK, we have prepared a FAQs section to shed more light on this treatment.
What is LASIK?
It's a treatment that uses an excimer laser to reshape your cornea to correct numerous eye refractive errors, ranging from astigmatism, and nearsightedness to farsightedness. The reshaping is done using computer-controlled precision to avoid interfering with the adjacent cell layers. We use a microkeratome to create a thin surface flap of your cornea — a procedure that's done in a matter of seconds. Next, using an excimer laser, we remove a precise amount of your cornea tissue and place the flap on your cornea. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes for both eyes.
Why should I consider LASIK?
If you ever dream of making eyeglasses and contact lenses a thing of the past, you should consider LASIK. After the procedure, you can drive, watch TV and play sports without glasses. Most patients are always thrilled by this life-changing event. Besides, the LASIK procedure is safe. The risk of complications is rare, but be sure you opt for an experienced surgeon in the industry for successful treatment.
What happens during the LASIK procedure?
After evaluating your eye health and establishing you are a perfect candidate for LASIK, the next step is to prepare your eyes for the procedure. We use anesthesia drops to eliminate any discomfort during the treatment. You will only feel slight pressure as we work around your eyes.
After the procedure, you will experience a slight irritation in your eyes, but most patients can get over the discomfort after taking a nap. We prescribe some eye drops to help you with recovery. Ultimately, expect to resume normal activities 24-48 hours after the surgery.
Who isn't a perfect candidate for LASIK?
Ophthalmologists consider several factors before carrying out LASIK surgery. If LASIK puts your health in further jeopardy, we won't perform the procedure. In general, prime candidates for LASIK should be over 18 years, have good eye health, and should have a stable eye prescription for about one year. Besides, pregnancy and severe eye condition cases like Keratoconus rule you out as a beneficiary of LASIK.
LASIK Eye Surgery in Phoenix
Want to get rid of your prescription lenses and glasses? Please consider LASIK surgery. Call Eye Doctors of Arizona today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist.