Let There Be Light
Laser eye surgery offers long-term correction for a variety of vision problems. Many people choose these elective procedures so they can enjoy clear eyesight without needing glasses or contact lenses.
Pack & Bianes Optometry Eastlake can consult with you to determine how you might benefit from laser eye surgery. Find out if you’re a suitable candidate by contacting us today.
What Does Laser Eye Surgery Do?
Laser eye surgery reshapes the tissue in your eye to help incoming light focus correctly on the retina. It’s often useful for people whose corneas curve abnormally or whose eyes have an unusual shape—since these problems cause light to focus elsewhere instead and result in blurry vision.
Common Laser Eye Surgeries
LASIK is the most popular type of laser eye surgery. This procedure is performed by cutting a thin flap in the cornea with a laser. A computerized laser is then used to change the shape of the tissue underneath, and the flap is replaced afterward so it can heal.
LASIK offers relatively fast recovery times. Clear vision typically returns in less than a day, although full recovery can take several weeks. Over 98% of people who get LASIK for myopia or myopic astigmatism report satisfaction with their results.
If your cornea is too thin for LASIK, PRK may offer better outcomes. This procedure uses a laser to remove the cornea’s outermost layer entirely before altering the shape of the tissue below. This layer will grow back, although this can take some time.
Even more people report satisfaction with PRK than with LASIK, but recovery generally takes longer. Most patients must rest for 1 to 3 weeks before resuming daily activities like driving or working.
The Consultation Process
You’ll need to talk with your eye doctor to find out if you’re a strong candidate for laser eye surgery. We make our decisions based on numerous factors, such as:
- The thickness of your cornea.
- The stability of your vision.
- The kind of vision problem you’d like to correct.
- The severity of your vision problem.
- Whether your medical history or family medical history contains any signs that laser eye surgery might not be appropriate for your needs.
If you appear likely to benefit from laser eye surgery, we’ll take a moment to discuss your results and give you the choice to proceed. If you decide to go ahead, we’ll refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform the surgery and coordinate with them at every step to help ensure an optimal outcome.
When your surgery is complete, we’ll also book you in for follow-up appointments, which minimize your risk of postoperative complications.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed