Did you know that over 95% of people who undergo LASIK surgery are happy with the outcome? This is based on a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so if you’re considering the surgery, you can be sure of its pain-free and virtually invasive process. And once you’ve gone through the LASIK procedure, you won’t need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses again!
What to Expect From LASIK Surgery
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) is an outpatient surgical procedure wherein the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser instead of a scalpel to create a precise flap in the clear, dome-shaped portion of your eye called the cornea. A second laser is used to alter the shape of the cornea and correct any refractive vision errors impacting vision. And it’s usually done within 30 minutes!
Tips to Ensure a Smoother Healing Time
LASIK is considered a safe procedure with a quick healing time. That means you’ll typically be able to return to your normal activities within a day or so after having LASIK surgery. But before you schedule a LASIK surgery, you need to get a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
You also need to make sure that you have enough time for recovery. The first 24 hours after LASIK surgery are especially important for a smooth recovery. And during the first six hours, you’ll experience discomfort so you need to keep your eyes closed and avoid bright lights. Here are other post-LASIK care tips to help you out:
- Use Only Recommended Eye Drops – Your doctor will prescribe eye drops to be used at specific times. Make sure to use them properly to help the healing process and ensure the best results.
- Don’t Skip Your Follow-Up Appointments – You’ll be going to your doctor for checkups for the next few months. This is to monitor the healing process after the surgery.
- Wear Eye Protection – Your doctor will also recommend the type of eyewear you should use. Make sure to shield your eyes for at least two weeks to avoid unwanted injury while healing.
Whether you want to schedule a LASIK procedure or looking to get new eyeglasses, make sure to go to the best care center in the area. Call Vienna Eyecare Center today at (703) 938-7633 to set up an appointment! You can also fill out our convenient contact form. We serve our customers in Vienna, Reston, Mclean, and nearby VA areas.