LASIK is a popular procedure with many patients. It can help the patient achieve good to excellent vision in a short period of time. Patients usually go home after the 15 minute procedure and are seeing normally as soon as a few hours after or by the next day. At Croton Vision Center our top eye doctor in Ossining can help you learn more about this procedure and its benefits.
LASIK is a type of popular and effective refractive surgery involving a short laser procedure that allows patients to see clearly, without the need for corrective lenses. A medical evaluation is necessary to determine the health of the eye and cornea first. If you are cleared as a candidate for laser vision, we will consult with you on the procedure, what to expect, and how to care for eyes before and after. This includes doctor’s office visits to ensure that the site of surgery is healing, and co-management for your eyes and LASIK surgery procedure with our top eye doctor in Ossining.
Some patients may need the use of eyeglasses after their laser vision surgery with our top eye doctor in Ossining, but their prescription is much weaker. Still, some patients may also need glasses for certain uses as well from time to time after LASIK. Most patients do not need any type of corrective lens afterwards. The LASIK procedure uses an instrument to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back and some of the corneal tissue is removed. The cornea is then reshaped, allowing it to focus light properly onto the retina and provide clear vision. LASIK works for both nearsighted and farsighted people, as well as those with astigmatism. The astigmatism is a slightly different procedure, and is fixed by smoothing the irregular cornea into a more normal shape.