There are many laser vision correction procedures. LASIK is a procedure where flap is created with a laser on the outer layers of the cornea and then the flap is gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea. The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The “Wow!” effect of Lasik is the very rapid recovery of vision and minimal discomfort post-operatively. You hear from patients that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have functional vision in 24 hours, although this is true in most cases, it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, continues to improve for some weeks, even months.
Everyone’s eyes are different. Even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it does not mean it is right for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right procedure for you. Please give us a call today to schedule your free candidate screening and learn more about this exciting technology. 972-317-3888. Other options that the doctor might talk to you about include PRK and ICL.