See Clearer with Laser Vision Correction
We know how overwhelming it can be to research laser eye surgery, let alone selecting a qualified surgeon that you feel comfortable and confident with. Ask us about laser vision correction during your next comprehensive eye exam and our skilled ophthalmologists can help you decide which laser vision correction services are right for you.
As experts in our field, we have a comprehensive understanding of the whole health and function of the eye – We are confident we can help you find the clear vision you desire.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a type of laser refractive surgery that can be used to correct vision problems including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea, the clear covering that lies on top of your iris and pupil.
What Should I Expect During the LASIK Procedure?
LASIK begins with a comprehensive eye exam and an evaluation of your cornea. Dr. Michelson uses a special device to map the surface, or topography, of your cornea to determine exactly how to reshape your cornea for optimal results. During the procedure itself, a small incision is made in the cornea to create a hinged flap of tissue. The tissue is carefully peeled back, revealing the lower layers of the cornea. Next, the laser scans the corneal tissue, removing tiny amounts of tissue as it passes over the surface. Once reshaping is complete, the flap is placed back over the treatment area where it can act as a natural bandage during healing.
What Is LASIK Recovery Like?
LASIK is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can go home the same day. Although vision may be a little hazy the first day or two, most patients experience significantly improved vision very soon after their treatment. Dr. Michelson will give you special eye drops to prevent infection, and you’ll need to have a checkup a day or two following your treatment to ensure healing is progressing well.
How Can I Tell if LASIK Is Right for Me?
The best way to tell if LASIK is a good option for your needs is to schedule a consultation and eye exam with Dr. Michelson so he can evaluate your vision, your eye health and your expectations. Base don your exam, Dr. Michelson can review all your options with you so you can decide if LASIK is right for you.