LASIK Patient Education
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is one of the most popular forms of elective surgery in America.
For most patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to glasses or contacts. Recovery time is typically very rapid, often resulting in 20/20 vision or better.
At some places, older technology, or a microkeratome (mechanical blade), is used to perform the procedure – but not at nJoy Vision.
During the LASIK Surgery procedure, a thin flap is created in the top layer of the cornea with a femtosecond laser. After forming a corneal flap, an excimer laser is then used to remove a thin layer of tissue from the cornea under the flap, reshaping the cornea to delicately correct vision problems. The cap is returned to its natural position, creating a healthy surface within 24 hours. This reshaping of the cornea helps the eye focus properly, thus reducing or eliminating the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses. Anesthetic drops are used to painlessly numb the eyes during surgery. LASIK is actually performed on the very top surface of the eye, which heals remarkably fast!
At nJoy Vision, LASIK procedures are performed with the latest, excimer and femtosecond (computer-guided) lasers for a safe, precise, all-laser treatment.
Following LASIK Surgery, patients may experience moderate burning or itching in the eye. For many patients the vision will be greatly improved, whereas for others, the improvement may be gradual as the eyes heal. This depends on the amount of correction present at the time of surgery, and how quickly you heal. Eye drops will be prescribed for about a week to aid in the healing process.
In most cases, patients are able to return to work, the next day or in a matter of a few days. Most activities may be resumed almost immediately.
To determine if LASIK is an option for you, schedule your free LASIK consultation.