LASIK in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Atlanta, GA, is the ideal way to correct vision issues without the use of corrective eyewear. After the surgery, you'll be able to see without the use of contacts or glasses. And fortunately, our eye doctors are able to recommend a surgeon we'd trust to work on our own eyes, so you know the surgery will be safe and effective.
1. What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK is a procedure that utilizes lasers to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The laser, which is usually an excimer laser, will gently reshape the cornea, so light is correctly projected onto the retina.
2. What Kind of Results Can You Expect from LASIK?
A majority of patients will have 20/20 vision after the surgery. Almost all patients who undergo LASIK will have vision that's 20/40 or better. Although it's uncommon, you may still require contacts or glasses, but your prescription won't be as strong.
3. Who's Eligible for LASIK?
A patient may have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism but may not have myopia because the surgery won't correct issues with close-up vision due to age. You may not have any issues or conditions that affect your cornea. We also don't advise pregnant or breastfeeding women or those who have breastfed in the past three months to undergo the procedure. You must be at least 18 to ensure your eyes are fully developed. Additionally, you must have had the same prescription for at least the past 12 months.
4. What Are the Side Effects of LASIK?
Generally, LASIK surgery in Kennesaw, GA is safe, especially when conducted by a Kennesaw, GA eye doctor we recommend. In fact, only about one percent of individuals experience vision-compromising side effects. You might see a glare or halos around images after the surgery, which may decrease over time. It's possible you'll experience difficulty when driving at night. Your vision may fluctuate after the surgery. Dry eye is possible after the surgery. In rare cases, your vision won't be corrected after the surgery, and the surgeon may need to conduct a second surgery.
5. Are Both Eyes Done Simultaneously?
In some cases, the eye surgeon will conduct the procedure on one eye at a time, but in a majority of cases, they'll be able to perform surgery on both eyes on the same day.
6. How Soon After the Surgery Can You Resume Normal Activities?
In the first few weeks, your eye surgeon may place certain restrictions on your daily activities such as limiting your driving. We recommend you have someone to drive you home after the procedure because you might not be able to see clearly the first 24 to 48 hours after your surgery. Your surgeon might recommend avoiding swimming and contact sports for the first few weeks after your procedure.
7. How Long Does the Correction Last?
Distance vision correction results are usually fairly permanent. You might notice your close-up vision will change over time due to age.