Your vision is crucial. It allows you to perform tasks like reading the newspaper and operating a motor vehicle safely. Unfortunately, some of us were born with poor vision. Others experience vision loss as we age. At Wichita Vision Institute, we’re proud to offer bladeless laser eye surgery to help you improve your vision. Today, we reveal the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this procedure.
Bladeless Laser Eye Surgery: Commonly Asked Questions
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK is an acronym which stands for laser insitu keratomileusis. It’s one of the most common bladeless laser eye surgery options. Unlike some laser vision correction procedures, it can correct vision in people who are farsighted or nearsighted or have astigmatism.
What Kind of LASIK Will Be Used?
The bladeless laser eye surgery technique used will depend on the vision deficiency that needs to be corrected and your surgeon’s proficiency in a particular technique. Our surgeons are proficient in several techniques. Therefore, you can rest assured that the technique used is best to treat your condition.
What Check-Ups Are Required After the Procedure?
After your bladeless laser eye surgery, you will come in for a check-up the day after your procedure, a week after your procedure and a month after your procedure. After that, follow-up appointments will be scheduled depending on your unique needs.
What Post-Op Care Is Necessary?
To care for your eyes following your procedure, you should follow all instructions given to you during your initial consultation. Do your best to relax and rest your eyes after your procedure. Don’t rub or press on your eye and follow directions for the eye drops prescribed to you. Other than taking it easy on your eyes the first night, you should also try to avoid swimming for two weeks. Don’t play any contact sports for four weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
The ideal candidate for LASIK often has mild-to-moderate short-sightedness. However, you may be a good candidate if you have refractive problems, such as astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia. Those with far-sighted vision can also benefit from this safe, effective procedure. Here are some other signs you’re a good candidate for this procedure:
- You’re over the age of 18
- Your vision and eyes are fairly stable
- There is no significant scarring of the cornea
- You’re not pregnant
- You’ve weaned your infant off of breastfeeding
- You haven’t had an eye infection recently
- There is no herpes infection in your eyes
What If My Vision Impairment Is Severe?
If you think bladeless laser eye surgery is right for you, come in for your initial consultation. We’ll test your vision. If we find the impairment is severe, a lens implant may be the best option for you. Besides the amount of correction needed, your age, eye health, general health and corneal thickness will determine the vision correction method that’s right for you.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
LASIK has been around for over 25 years and helped over 10 million Americans correct their vision. To learn more about bladeless laser eye surgery, contact the helpful experts at Wichita Vision Institute in Wichita, KS today to schedule your initial consultation.