LASIK is the New Standard in Ophthalmology
Choosing to undergo LASIK is a big decision. We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions, so you fully understand the procedure. During your consultation, we will take ample time to answer any remaining questions you may have.
Visual Errors LASIK Can Correct
LASIK corrects refractive errors including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. These conditions affect how you see objects at varying distances and develop as a result of an improperly shaped cornea. LASIK can permanently reshape the cornea to improve sight.
LASIK surgery involves reshaping your cornea using an excimer laser. The laser is used to create a small flap, granting the doctor access to the lower layers of the cornea. After reshaping the area, the doctor can lay the flap back down, so it can heal naturally.
As each case is unique, the results of LASIK vary from patient to patient. However, because LASIK involves reshaping your eyes, the results can last for a lifetime. After surgery, patients can feel less reliant on glasses and contacts or even complete independent from their eyewear.
Though LASIK surgery is a financial investment, it can improve your vision for the rest of your life. Over the course of 20 years, you could spend thousands of dollars on glasses or contacts. LASIK is often a more cost-effective solution in the long-term.
After LASIK surgery, 99 percent of patients can see clearly at a distance without contacts or glasses. Many patients even achieve 20/20 vision. Recovery is fast, and most can return to work within a day or two of the procedure.
If your eyes are healthy, you are in good health, and you are not pregnant or nursing, you may be a candidate for LASIK. Dr. Holcomb will examine your eyes to determine whether your corneas are thick enough for the procedure. He offers PRK for those who are not good candidates for LASIK.
I went to the best of the best for LASIK: Dr. Holcomb. I highly recommend him and his staff.Courtney W.