What to Expect from LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is a modern method of achieving good vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses. At Sylvester Eye Care & Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK, our team provides LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Carl Sylvester and Dr. Deena Sylvester, our ophthalmology specialists, will guide you through the procedure and answer your questions.
The procedure uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which creates blurred vision at any distance. LASIK surgery is best suited for adults who are in generally good health and whose eyes are healthy, except for the focusing problem.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Those who are considered good candidates for LASIK surgery will undergo an examination before surgery. Our ophthalmologist will give you anesthetic eyedrops designed to reduce any discomfort during the actual procedure. During LASIK, a corneal flap is created to provide better access to the cornea. Dr. Carl Sylvester or Dr. Deena Sylvester will then use the laser to remove and reshape the cornea. This change in the shape of the cornea will in turn correct the focusing problem. The treatment of both eyes can normally be completed in only about 15 minutes.
Life after LASIK Eye Surgery
Those who undergo the procedure may need a few days to recover from the surgery and may have to limit their physical activities. The changes in vision may require up to six months to take full effect, although some patients report clearer vision almost immediately. However, follow-up visits will be needed to check the status of your vision improvement.
Visit Our Ophthalmology Experts in Oklahoma City, OK for LASIK Eye Surgery
If you want to correct your vision, LASIK could be the solution. At Sylvester Eye Care & Aesthetics, our team will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Dr. Carl and Dr. Deena will answer your questions about the procedure and ensure you are comfortable. Call us today to schedule an appointment.