Everything You Need To Know About LASIK Surgery

Are you thinking about getting LASIK in Providence, Rhode Island? Visit Advanced Eye Care Associates to consult with an experienced optometrist who can meet all of your eye care needs. From LASIK surgery to eye examinations and beyond, we are ready to serve your entire family. 


Can An Eye Doctor Help With LASIK? 

At Advanced Eye Care Associates, we are skilled at providing routine optometry services and pre- and post-advanced care for eye surgery. Before you have LASIK, we can schedule a comprehensive eye exam where one of our experienced optometrists will review all of your options for vision correction. If you decide LASIK is right for you, we will refer you to a local skilled surgeon who can perform the procedure. 

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and is a surgical procedure used to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

What Is A LASIK Procedure Like?

LASIK changes the shape of the cornea, which is your eye's transparent covering. The cornea is responsible for over sixty-five percent of focusing power to the eye. When you develop a cornea deformity, surgical corrections like LASIK step in to help restore vision.

An eye surgeon will create a small flap in the cornea, and use a laser to reshape it so that light passing into your eye can focus better. The entire procedure is typically completed in less than thirty minutes, if both eyes require reshaping. 

What Do I Expect After LASIK?

Most patients are able to return to regular activities within one week after LASIK surgery. Common side effects, such as temporary occasional double-vision, vision loss, and seeing halos around lights, may occur for a short time post-surgery. Dry eye syndrome may also follow for several months. Your eye doctor and surgeon will fully discuss all possible side effects before surgery, as well as go over your restrictions and post-operative care.

Improve Your Vision with LASIK

Contact Advanced Eye Care Associates if you are considering LASIK in Providence, Rhode Island. Our optometry staff is ready to provide a comprehensive eye health examination and determine if a refractive error surgical procedure like LASIK is right for you. Call us at 401-331-2020 to schedule a consultation.

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