LASIK surgery offers a viable alternative to prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses for correcting refractive errors that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This minimally invasive procedure has been highly effective in improving people’s vision. The following FAQs from Kozlovsky Delay & Winter Eye Consultants, LLC, in San Antonio can shed more light about LASIK surgery and the benefits it has to offer.
What Does LASIK Surgery Entail?
LASIK is a surgical procedure used to correct refractive errors in your sight. It entails the use of a non-thermal laser light to reshape the surface of your eye to help improve your sight. The laser corrects irregularities on the cornea (surface) of your eye to give you clearer sight.
Is LASIK Surgery Safe?
LASIK surgery is recognized by the FDA as a safe and effective surgical procedure to correct vision problems. Working with an experienced LASIK surgery eye doctor will increase your chances of having a successful procedure. Like all surgical procedures, there is always some risk of complications or errors. For the most part, however, the risk with LASIK surgery is small.
Does LASIK Surgery Hurt?
Before conducting LASIK in San Antonio, your eye doctor will put anesthetic eye drops in your eyes to alleviate pain and discomfort during the procedure. Once the procedure is done, you may experience slight pain or discomfort for the next day or two. We’ll prescribe pain medications, if needed, to make you feel more comfortable until the pain wears off.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
LASIK treatments may take up to 15 minutes for each eye. For your convenience, both eyes can be treated at the same time
Who’s a Good Candidate for LASIK in San Antonio?
Your San Antonio eye doctor will evaluate your situation and use the following guidelines to determine if LASIK is a good fit for you:
- You have good eye health with no signs of infection or eye diseases
- You’re at least 18 years of age (some exceptions apply)
- Your vision has been stable for at least one year prior to your scheduled surgery date
- You have no degenerative or autoimmune diseases
LASIK surgery isn’t for everyone. Before scheduling a surgery, your eye doctor will give you a comprehensive eye exam to verify the health of your eyes. Eye infections, disorders and conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts will disqualify you from this procedure as they make it difficult for your eyes to heal.
See Your San Antonio Optometrist for Consultation on LASIK Surgery
To learn more about LASIK in San Antonio or to schedule a consultation with your San Antonio optometrist for a LASIK surgical procedure, contact Kozlovsky Delay & Winter Eye Consultants, LLC, at 210-377-0350 for our office at 2929 Mossrock.