Are you tired of struggling with poor eyesight and the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses? LASIK eye surgery might be the life-changing solution you’ve been looking for. Dr. Jean E. Keamy offers personalized laser eye surgery consultations to help you determine whether you’re a candidate for this life-changing procedure.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a refractive procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. With little to no post-operative discomfort, immediate vision improvement, and a quick recovery, it’s no surprise that LASIK has become a popular alternative to other refractive surgery procedures.
Benefits of LASIK
LASIK offers patients clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Some advantages of LASIK over other refractive surgery procedures include the following:
- Minimal post-operative discomfort
- Immediate vision improvement
- Quick recovery, often allowing patients to return to work the next day
LASIK Eye Surgery Candidates
While LASIK is a popular choice, it’s not suitable for everyone. Candidates must meet specific criteria, including eye health, corneal thickness, prescription limits, pupil size, age, stable vision for at least a year, and overall health. Pregnant or nursing women are also not eligible for LASIK surgery.
LASIK Safety and Procedure
LASIK is a safe procedure when patients are properly screened for corneal thickness and shape. Dr. Keamy performs a thorough eye exam before any LASIK procedure to ensure that the patient’s eyes are healthy and suitable for the surgery. The actual LASIK procedure involves using an excimer laser to reshape corneal tissue, correcting refractive errors for clearer vision.
LASIK Recovery and Results
Recovery from LASIK eye surgery is typically swift, with most patients returning to work within 2-3 days. Vision continues to improve over the following 1-3 months. Although LASIK is not permanent, the results usually remain stable unless age-related changes, such as cataracts, occur.
Although complications like vision loss are rare, some LASIK patients may experience side effects such as dry eyes and temporary vision issues. Other potential risks include under or overcorrection, astigmatism, flap problems, and, in very rare cases, vision loss due to surgical complications.
Schedule Your LASIK Consultation Today
If you’re considering LASIK eye surgery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jean E. Keamy for a personalized consultation. Call 508.836.8733 to reach our Westborough, MA office and discover if you’re a candidate for this life-changing procedure. Start your journey towards a clearer vision today!