LASIK Consultation At Williston Optometry
Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, or are you fed up with the seemingly endless expense associated with ordering contact lenses or glasses? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, commonly known as LASIK. Here at Williston Optometry, our team of experts uses state-of-the-art equipment to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of eye surgery. We even offer pre- and post-operative care if we decide LASIK is right for you.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK treats vision problems stemming from refractive errors. Refractive errors occur when your eye fails to bend light properly. For you to see accurately, light is required to pass through your lens and cornea, which are tasked with bending light for it to land on your retina.
Your retina then turns light into signals, which are conveyed to the brain where it becomes images. When you have refractive errors, the shape of your lens or cornea prevents the light from being correctly received, making your vision blurry.
This FDA-approved procedure allows an eye surgeon to utilize a laser to gently alter the shape of your cornea. In doing so, LASIK helps bolster your ability to see by improving how light is focused on your retina. This cutting-edge eye procedure can be used to treat:
- Farsightedness or Hyperopia
- Nearsightedness or Myopia
How Long Does LASIK Take?
LASIK is a relatively quick outpatient procedure, taking no more than 10 minutes per eye. LASIK is one of the most commonly performed healthcare procedures in the United States.
What Are the Benefits of LASIK?
If you have worn contact lenses or eyeglasses for a while, you've more than likely considered LASIK surgery. While LASIK may not be suitable for everyone, our optometry experts can thoroughly review your medical history and conduct a series of exams to determine if you are an eligible candidate for the procedure. If you are an excellent candidate, you'll enjoy the following benefits:
- While no procedure is risk-free, LASIK is now safer than ever
- Approximately 96% of patients who choose LASIK will enjoy 20/20 vision
- You may experience minimal pain because of the numbing drops used
- Immediate vision correction or by the end of the day after the procedure
- Patients who undergo the procedure will experience fast healing
Contact Williston Optometry for a LASIK Consultation
If you are interested in LASIK, now is the perfect time to find out if you're a candidate. We at Williston Optometry can help determine if this procedure is best for your needs. Contact us today at 802-862-1947 for a LASIK consultation.