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Questions You Need to Ask Before Getting LASIK Surgery

Perhaps you’ve heard about LASIK surgery because you have a friend who has gone through the procedure and had good results. Maybe your eye doctor has mentioned it to you in the past but you’ve never taken these suggestions seriously, or maybe you’re beginning to research how to reduce your reliance on contacts and glasses and have stumbled upon online research about LASIK surgery.

Before getting the surgery, it’s always recommended that you consult directly with your eye doctor.They can tell you more about your unique prescription, current health and historical conditions that may make you a good candidate for LASIK. As you do your research, keep in mind that there are several questions you need to ask before getting LASIK surgery.

Who Is Eligible to Get LASIK?

LASIK is used to treat common vision issues like farsightedness, astigmatism or nearsightedness. Your ophthalmologist can tell you more to ensure that you don’t have other eye conditions like severe dry eye or problems with your cornea. Your prescription should also be stable in order to benefit from LASIK. There’s a good chance, though, that you have LASIK surgery questions. An experienced LASIK surgeon can help.

How Long Will I Be Unable to See and Out of Commission?

In the majority of cases involving LASIK surgery, you will be eligible to go back to work the very next day. You will, of course, need someone to drive you home immediately after the procedure. Your doctor can tell you more about what you can expect with LASIK surgery and the best way to adjust your schedule in advance.

Is LASIK My Only Option?

For those individuals who do not want to rely on their glasses or contacts anymore, having a conversation with your ophthalmologist about all of your LASIK options can help you make an informed decision about what’s right for you. Many people who have chosen to get LASIK surgery, and are good candidates for doing so, find that their life has been dramatically changed for the better after the surgery. Ensuring that you are the right candidate and following all of the recommendations to prepare for LASIK surgery and to recover from it can help you make a more informed decision.

How Do I Choose a LASIK Surgeon?

Selecting a surgeon or care facility where you’ll receive LASIK is critical for your own personal sense of comfort and for how the surgery is carried out. As a patient you should have confidence in your medical care providers and this includes being kept informed about how the procedure will unfold and what you need to know in order to support yourself before, during, and after LASIK surgery.

If you’d like more information or have additional questions about whether LASIK is right for you, contact us today and let us help you see your future in a brand new light!