At Eye Doctors of Arizona, we understand how important vision correction is. Our Phoenix, AZ, vision specialists can help you get laser vision correction. Dr. Matt and Dr. Ben are board-certified ophthalmologists who perform LASIK surgery. Here's what you should know before your procedure.
How to be a Good Candidate
Our ophthalmologist will first ensure you're a good candidate for LASIK surgery. For example, the best candidates are typically aged 21 or older. They are not pregnant or nursing, and they've had a stable vision prescription for at least one year.
If you have dry eye syndrome, your doctor may first want to treat your condition. This will help prevent any complications after surgery.
Safe Surgery to Correct Vision
LASIK is a safe, quick, and effective surgery that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It reshapes the cornea to help you focus more clearly on objects up close and far away. The procedure takes only minutes, and most patients can see improved vision within 24 hours after surgery.
What Happens during LASIK Surgery?
Before your surgery, you'll be given numbing eye drops to keep you comfortable. Your doctor will then use a laser to reshape the cornea. Depending on your vision condition, you may need additional treatments, such as an enhancement, to fully correct your vision.
Many patients ask if LASIK surgery is painful or uncomfortable. The procedure is virtually painless, and most patients don't experience any discomfort. However, you may feel mild pain or itching for a few hours after your system.
Aftercare Is Essential
After a successful LASIK procedure, you must take time off work and other activities while your eye heals. You'll also need to avoid swimming and hot tubs for at least a week, and wear sunglasses outdoors.
You'll be given special eye drops to help your eyes heal and prevent infection. Our ophthalmologist in Phoenix may also schedule follow-up appointments in the weeks that follow the procedure.
Contact Our Ophthalmologist for LASIK Treatment
The Eye Doctors of Arizona team can help if you're considering LASIK surgery. Our board-certified ophthalmologists provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients in Phoenix, AZ. If you've been looking for an ophthalmologist, call us at Downtown (602) 257-8280, North (602) 257-8280, or Shea Park (602) 257-8280 to schedule your appointment. We will happily help you with LASIK aftercare, and anything that comes with it.