LASIK surgery in New York has given countless people the chance to enjoy
clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. This quick,
safe, and effective procedure corrects misshapen corneas, so if you suffer
from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may be a candidate
for this procedure. A consultation with an eye doctor can help you better
understand how this procedure works and what you can do to ensure the
best possible outcome.
Before Your Procedure
Prior to undergoing LASIK surgery, your eye doctor can tell you how the
change the shape of your cornea, as well as what vision changes you can anticipate after your surgery.
You might also need to make some minimal changes to your normal personal
hygiene routine. Items such as eye cream and eye makeup can leave behind
residue that could interfere with your LASIK surgery, so your eye doctor
might advise you to stop using them for a period of time before the procedure
as a precautionary measure.
During Your Procedure
On the day of your treatment, your ophthalmologist might go over the procedure
one final time. To ensure your comfort, he may also give you a medication
that relaxes the eyes and desensitizes the treatment area. Many people
are surprised to find how fast LASIK surgery is. Your ophthalmologist
will likely finish your procedure in less than an hour. During this time,
you should feel no pain, though you might experience blurred vision.
After Your Procedure
Because LASIK eye surgery can initially blur your vision, have a friend
or family member give you a ride home. Once at home, you may want to rest
your eyes for the remainder of the day. Though LASIK surgery is a minimally
invasive procedure, your eyes need time to heal. You may have to avoid
using any lotions, creams, or cleansers around your eyes so that you do
not inadvertently irritate them. In a matter of weeks or even days, though,
you’ll be able to enjoy the effects of your LASIK surgery with your
newly clear vision.
Do you have
more questions about LASIK surgery? If so, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (646) 350-3391 to
schedule an appointment at our New York office. Dr. Hornfeld would be
happy to explain the process and benefits of LASIK eye surgery.