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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

LASIK eye surgery is a form of corrective eye surgery that uses highly precise lasers to reshape the cornea. The surgery can reduce or eliminate your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The LASIK procedure is safe, effective, and has minimal side effects. Keep reading to find out if LASIK eye surgery may be right for you.

Who can benefit from LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is most beneficial for those who suffer from a moderate degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If your vision has been stable for a number of years, you likely are a good candidate for corrective eye surgery. For those whose vision gets progressively worse each year, LASIK is not a viable option.

What is the success rate of the procedure?

The vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery achieve vision of 20/20 or better. The surgery is permanent, but if the desired results are not reached, the patient can undergo additional corrective eye surgeries. If LASIK does not result in perfect vision, the patient will still need to wear corrective lenses after the procedure.

What is the recovery time?

The eyes typically heal very quickly after LASIK surgery. Your vision may be blurry or hazy for the first 24 hours after the procedure, but by two or three days later, you will notice a remarkable improvement in your vision. Your eye doctor will prescribe medicated eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation of the eye, and to keep your eyes from becoming too dry. You will need to visit your eye doctor for regular visits for at least six months following the procedure.

If you’re looking for an eye doctor who specializes in LASIK eye surgery in New York, come see us at the office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Dr. Hornfeld is an experienced and skilled ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and LASIK eye surgery. For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (212) 580-0881.