Many people who need vision correction may have considered LASIK surgery to reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Our patients who are considering it often have questions for our eye doctors before they move forward in the process. At North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park, we evaluate our patients to see if they are good candidates for LASIK. Let’s look at a few common questions that we run into regarding LASIK.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a refractive surgery that is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It works by changing the shape of your cornea so that light entering your eye is properly focused on your retina for clearer vision.
Is LASIK Safe?
LASIK isn't a new procedure, but it has certainly advanced over the years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several different types of lasers for use in LASIK surgery, and the overall complication rate is very low.
What Are The Benefits of LASIK?
Many of our patients who want to have LASIK want to see better without using contact lenses or glasses. Many people report having 20/20 vision or seeing better than they did with glasses. It can give you peace of mind knowing that you won't have to rely on corrective lenses anymore.
What Are the Potential Complications of LASIK?
The common issue that people have with LASIK is dry eye. However, it only affects a small percentage of patients and is usually temporary. Our eye care office monitors our patients for post-operative care and can provide treatment if it becomes a problem.
Why Is An Eye Exam Needed First?
The first step in LASIK is to determine if you're a good candidate for surgery. Our team will evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes to make sure that LASIK is right for you.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrists in Rohnert Park, CA
Have you been considering LASIK surgery but are unsure where to start? Contact North Bay Optometric Vision Center. We will answer any questions you may have and help you decide if LASIK is right for you. Call our team today at (707) 584-7294 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.