Laser Vision Correction
LASIK Surgery is a type of laser eye surgery called “lamellar eye surgery” because it is performed between the layers of corneal tissue. This is accomplished by creating a very thin flap of corneal tissue that can be lifted and the laser energy applied, followed by returning of the flap to its original position without the need for sutures or stitches. LASIK offers patients a laser vision correction procedure with minimal discomfort and a quick visual recovery.
LASIK surgery is quite “patient friendly” in that it permits the healing and visual recovery process to be quick and predictable for most patients. For a few days after your LASIK Eye Surgery, you will need to be careful not to rub or bump your eyes too much. It is expected that you will have a mild “sandy” or “gritty” sensation during the first day or so after your LASIK surgery. This is normal. Our staff will give you complete instructions regarding eye drops and medications to use to help the healing and visual recovery process.
We will require that you return for scheduled follow-up visits with your primary eye doctor to check the healing process, regardless of how well you think you are doing. Most LASIK patients at Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates are able to pass the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Vision Test without eyeglasses or contacts within a day or so after their LASIK Surgery.
You should feel free to discuss any fears, concerns, questions or thoughts about Laser Eye Surgery procedures for Laser Vision Correction with your eye doctor or the staff. Our staff is available to answer any questions or to address any needs you may have regarding Laser Vision Correction at Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates, and we will be pleased to spend whatever time is necessary to review any information about the LASIK or PRK procedures, what to expect on surgery day, follow-up care, fees and affordable “no money down” easy monthly payment plans that will fit into your budget.