Do you have a refractive error that prevents you to see correctly? Do you wish you could wake up in the morning and see clearly without vision correction? LASIK can make your wish come true. LASIK is a laser surgical procedure that can gently correct your refractive error, allowing you to see clearly without the need for eyewear. Our optometry professionals at Noble Vision Center in Greensburg works with eye surgeons in the area and offers before and after surgery care.
LASIK treats common refractive errors like astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia. However, this procedure can only correct up to a certain prescription, such as -11.00 D for myopia, 5.00 D for astigmatism, and +5.00 D for hyperopia.
You need to meet specific criteria to be a good candidate for this procedure, such as:
Age: You must be at least 18 years old to have this procedure because this is the age that your eyes reach maturity.
Health: You must be healthy to be a good candidate. If you have diabetes, lupus, an autoimmune disease, or if you are pregnant or nursing, you won't be a good candidate.
Eye health: Your eyes must be healthy to get LASIK. You cannot have any diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or dry eye syndrome. Also, your vision must be stable for at least a year before having the procedure.
Before you have LASIK, your optometrist will go over your health history, including if you are taking any medications. Your eye doctor will also examine your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, and will go over the benefits, risks, alternatives to LASIK, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
The day of the procedure, your eye surgeon will give you specific instructions about your post-operative care, such as avoiding any strenuous activity for the next few days. Since your vision will be blurry and your eye may burn or itch, you won't be able to work or drive afterward. It is important to schedule a follow-up appointment with your optometrist 24 to 48 hours after your procedure to make sure that your eyes are healing.
If you no longer want to rely on your glasses or contacts to see correctly, schedule an appointment today with Noble Vision Center in Greensburg at (724) 302-3700. Our doctors of optometry can perform an eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.