The safety of laser eye surgery has increased over the years due to modern technology and more experienced surgeons. Although safety has increased drastically, the procedures do still pose some risks.
Many individuals who undergo this type of surgery experience some side effects such as dry eyes or eye redness. These are only temporary and nothing to be alarmed about; however there are some risks that can become permanent. To determine how you will fair after your surgery depends solely on you and the actions you take before and after your laser eye surgery.
CorrectVision Laser Institute has provided you with some variables you can control to ensure that your laser eye surgery goes as smoothly as possible!
Pre-Laser Eye Surgery
Before embarking on your laser eye surgery, you must decide on a provider. During this elimination process, you need to identify which components will lead you to the right surgeon to perform your surgery.
These components include: cost, experience, protocol and the overall professional atmosphere during your initial consultation. In terms of background, narrow the list down to the surgeon with the most experience in performing the particular laser eye surgery that you need. The surgeon should also have many credentials to back up his expertise in the field.
Another surprising and important aspect to consider when finding the right surgeon for you is one who has turned down a fair percentage (10-15%) of potential candidates for the surgery. This is crucial because not everyone is a candidate for laser eye surgery.
Your Laser Eye Consultation
When you meet with your prescriber for your laser eye consultation, a question that will be asked will be in regard to your health history. It’s important to offer as much detail about your health history as possible including: medical conditions, prescriptions, allergies and any additional information regarding your ocular health.
Your prescriber will offer two methods in order to perform your laser eye surgery: conduct the surgery without blades or use a microkeratome blade. Usually using a blade is the less expensive option in comparison of going bladeless. If you decide to go bladeless, expect the price difference to be a well worth investment for the best possible outcome and faster recovery time.
Post Laser Eye Surgery
After your laser eye surgery has been performed, follow-up appointments are typical. These appointments are set up to ensure that your recovery is progressing well and there are no complications.
Your doctor will provide you with eye drops to take at specific times during the day to support your healing. Once your healing is complete, regular eye exams and reviewing this guide are recommended to maximize the possible outcomes of your laser eye surgery.
CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices and has extensive experience in laser eye surgery. Our goal is open your eyes to the world of great vision by offering unparalleled expertise and the most advanced technology available. Contact us today for a consultation!