Are you considering LASIK eye surgery? You may have a lot of questions about the procedure, such as how long it takes, what to expect during the surgery, and what the risks and side effects are. At Broberg Eye Care, we understand that you want to be informed before making any decisions about your vision. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to help you understand the process of LASIK eye surgery. LASIK eye surgery is a relatively quick procedure.
It usually takes about 10-15 minutes per eye, depending on the complexity of your case. Before the procedure begins, you'll be given an anesthetic drop to numb your eye. Then, an instrument called an eyelid speculum will be used to keep your eyelids open. Next, your doctor will use a device called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea.
This flap is then folded back so that the laser can reshape the underlying cornea and correct your vision. The laser will then be used to precisely reshape the cornea and correct your vision. Finally, the flap is replaced and allowed to heal naturally.It's important to note that there are risks associated with LASIK eye surgery. These include infection, dry eyes, and light sensitivity.
It's also possible that you may experience glare, starbursts, or halos around lights after the procedure. To reduce your risk of infection, you may need to wait up to two weeks after surgery before using lotions, creams, or makeup around your eyes.At Broberg Eye Care, we understand that you want to make sure you're making the right decision when it comes to your vision. That's why we offer free consultations with our experienced team of optometrists and ophthalmologists. We'll answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery and help you decide if it's right for you.If you live in or around Austin, Texas and are considering LASIK surgery, contact Broberg Eye Care today.
We would love to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about the procedure.LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective way to improve your vision and reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. With proper care and follow-up visits with your doctor, you can enjoy clear vision for years to come.