The loss of eye sight can be debilitating and usually happens over a period of time. Even if you have perfect vision throughout your young adult life, your vision is still prone to worsening as you get older. Corrective lenses can help you see clearly, but you will need to update your prescription every few years. If you do not want corrective lenses or to have to frequently update your prescription, then Lasik eye surgery may be the best way to improve your vision. Lasik can help you regain your vision without needing glasses or contacts. Our team here at M-Eye Vision in Katy is here to help.
What Is Lasik Surgery?
Lasik is a laser surgical procedure that gently reshapes your cornea, allowing you to see without needing glasses or contacts.
What Conditions Can Lasik Treat?
Lasik surgery can treat common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
How Old Do You Have to Be for Lasik?
Lasik eye surgery is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 because the shape of your eye is still changing. Once you turn 18, that process slows down and we will better understand if Lasik is a right option for you.
How Long Does Lasik Last?
In most patients, Lasik lasts about 10 years. The length of Lasik’s affect depends on the age and circumstances of the patient.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The laser procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye. You should plan to spend about an hour in total at our office.
Is Lasik Painful?
Before the procedure, we will put numbing drops in your eyes to make the process pain-free. At most, you will feel a bit of pressure during the procedure.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
After the procedure, your vision will be blurry. It is suggested that you go home after the procedure and relax. For the rest of the day, you should avoid watching TV, using the computer, and doing closeup work. When you wake up the next morning, you should be able to see clearly without your glasses or contact lenses.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The first step in improving your vision is by scheduling a consultation with our staff here at M-Eye Vision in Katy. Our team provides you with a quality vision exam that will tell us if you are the right person for Lasik. Even if Lasik is not something that will work for your vision, there are many other corrective vision options we provide at our office. To determine what vision treatment is right for you, give us a call (281) 394-7886 or schedule an appointment online. Our team is committed to providing you with the quality eye care you need.