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.
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.
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!