Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK Pre- and Post-Op Care From Our Fair Oaks Eye Doctor

At Swan Family Optometry, our Fair Oaks eye doctor is proud to offer pre- and post-operative care for LASIK patients. Whether you want to know whether you're a viable candidate for the procedure or are simply interested in learning more about what to expect from LASIK, you've come to the right place.

LASIK eye surgery laser

Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery, also commonly referred to as refractive surgery, is a procedure that is meant to correct certain vision problems using a high-powered laser that reshapes the corneas/lenses of the eye. This allows for the correction of abnormal curvature or other physical problems in the eye that may prevent light from properly reaching the retinas. Specifically, LASIK has been proven effective in correcting vision problems caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. The procedure itself is painless, as numbing eye drops are used before the surgery begins. Some patients do report feeling some pressure around the eyes, and as the corneal flaps heal, it is not uncommon to have slightly itchy or irritated eyes. However, it is important not to rub or scratch at the eyes, as this will prevent the corneal flaps from healing properly.

Are You a Viable Candidate for LASIK? Let Our Fair Oaks Optometrist Help!

Our Fair Oaks optometrist offers pre-operative LASIK consultations that are meant to answer your questions and concerns about LASIK, as well as determine whether or not you're a viable candidate for the procedure. For example, we will need to make sure that your corrective vision prescription has not changed in the past year in order to recommend you for LASIK. We will also need to review your medical history and ask you some questions to ensure that LASIK is right for you. If it is, then we can refer you to a local LASIK surgeon to schedule your procedure!

If you're not a viable candidate for LASIK, we may be able to make some other recommendations for procedures or treatments to consider.

Post-Operative Care From Our Eye Doctor in Fair Oaks

As soon as your LASIK procedure is scheduled, our eye doctor in Fair Oaks will also want to schedule a post-operative appointment. The purpose of this appointment will be to ensure that your corneal flaps are healing properly and that everything looks as it should following your surgery. From there, we will most likely want to see you a few more times in the weeks and months following your procedure to make sure that you're recovering well and that you're getting the most out of the surgery.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Optometrist in Fair Oaks

If you'd like to schedule your LASIK consultation with our optometrist in Fair Oaks, feel free to give our team at Swan Family Optometry a call today. You can reach us at 916-966-6080. We'd be happy to find an appointment date and time that works with your busy schedule!

Exclusive Offer

New private-pay patients receive 25% OFF eyewear on the first visit if you mention this ad!

Office Hours


9:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-5:45 pm


8:30 am-6:45 pm


8:30 am-6:45 pm


8:30 am-5:45 pm


9:00 am-1:45 pm





  • "Very professional, thorough, helpful, informative and friendly. Great service. Highly recommend."
    A Google User - Fair Oaks, CA

Featured Articles

Read up on informative topics

  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

    Read More
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

    Read More
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

    Read More
  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

    Read More
  • Cataract Surgery

    With cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes the cataract-diseased lens of your eye. The ophthalmologist then replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The Procedure This outpatient procedure is generally safe and takes less than an hour. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil ...

    Read More
  • Peripheral Vision Loss

    Normal sight includes central vision (the field of view straight ahead) and peripheral vision (the field of view outside the circle of central vision). The inability to see within a normal range of view often indicates peripheral vision loss. In severe cases of peripheral vision loss, individuals only ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of ...

    Read More
  • Patches

    Eye patches are used to strengthen muscle control in weak eyes. By placing a patch over the strong eye, the weaker eye is forced to do the heavy lifting. While it may be uncomfortable for the patient at first, the muscle controlling the weaker eye will become tougher and more resilient. This will allow ...

    Read More
  • How to Transition Into Different Lighted Situations

    Does it take a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dark? Try a few of these tips. ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles