Recently, more and more people with vision difficulties are interested in LASIK or PRK and whether it is right for them. Dr. Goff, Dr. Ken Falknor, and one of our patient care coordinators, Bertha, have had this procedure done. Why not ask them how their procedure went? Here is a brief description of the procedure:
A thin flap is made on the surface of the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the underlying tissue (this is much like a contact lens, which corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick, with virtually no discomfort.
People will often say that they did not feel anything and could see well shortly after the procedure. Most people have improved vision within 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks and even months.
LASIK is not for everyone. Every individual's eyes are different, so even though you may know someone who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in LASIK, our doctors and staff can answer all of your questions and concerns.
Our doctors provide pre- and post-operative care and we carefully monitor your eyes to insure proper healing in order to help you achieve the best possible results.