People with vision correction issues often want to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure:
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is extremely low. Many people who have had the LASIK procedure will say they did not feel anything, and were able to see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours.
However, it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for weeks, even months. LASIK is not for everyone. Everyone’s eyes are different, so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you. After the procedure, we take great care to monitor your eyes and adjust your prescriptions for the best possible results.
Our office supports many of the surgical services such as Cataract Surgery, Strabismic Surgery, LASIK, and other Refractive Surgeries in conjunction with Boise eye surgeons. Additionally, we have working relationships with other specialized eyecare providers to manage conditions such as retinal detachments, tears and hemorrhages.
Contact Gem State Family Eyecare for more inforamtion on your vision correction options, referrals, and treatment plans.