At Classic Vision Care, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Mital Patel offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Classic Vision Care, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Patel performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once Dr. Patel has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (770) 499-2020 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Kennesaw office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Patel is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (770) 499-2020 to speak with our knowledgeable staff.
Advantages of LASIK
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Classic Vision Care today at (770) 499-2020.
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.