The LASIK Experience: What to Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure

The LASIK Experience: What to Expect Before, during, and After the Procedure

LASIK is a widely popular vision correction procedure that utilizes a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear dome at the front of your eye. This reshaping corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, potentially improving your vision and reducing your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. If you are interested in a LASIK consultation and want to see if you are a good candidate, we at Family Eye Care Optometry in Chico, CA, are here to help.

Before the Procedure

Here is what to expect before the procedure

•           Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation at Family Eye Care Optometry in Chico, CA. An optometrist on our team will perform a thorough examination of your eyes, including a discussion of your medical history, current vision, and expectations. This evaluation helps determine your candidacy for LASIK and identify the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs.

•           Pre-operative Preparations: Once you and an eye doctor on our team decide LASIK is right for you, you will be referred out to an eye surgeon who can perform the procedure. We may also recommend certain pre-op preparation, including discontinuing certain medications or eye products, avoiding wearing contact lenses for a specific period, and arranging transportation to and from the procedure.

During the Procedure

LASIK is typically an outpatient procedure performed by an ophthalmologist. The process is generally quick, usually lasting less than an hour.

After the Procedure

Following LASIK, you might experience some temporary side effects like blurry vision, tearing, and light sensitivity. These effects are typically mild and subside within a short time.

•           Recovery: An eye doctor on our team might provide post-operative instructions to help ensure optimal healing. These may include using prescribed eye drops, wearing protective eye shields while sleeping, and avoiding swimming for a specific period.

•           Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments may be useful to monitor your healing progress and ensure optimal results. We will assess your vision, check for any potential complications, and answer any questions you may have.

Get Eye Care and Sunglasses from an Optometrist Near You

LASIK can be a life-changing procedure for individuals seeking freedom from glasses or contact lenses. If you're considering LASIK and reside in Chico, CA, or the surrounding areas, schedule a consultation with the experienced professionals at Family Eye Care Optometry. Although we do not offer the surgery itself, we do offer comprehensive pre-operative evaluations and personalized care throughout your LASIK journey. Contact us today to discuss your vision goals and explore if LASIK is the right choice for you. Call us at (530) 899-3939 for eye care and sunglasses from an optometrist near you.

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