Are you considering getting LASIK or another type of refractive eye surgery?
Our office offers comprehensive LASIK and refractive eye surgery consultation and co-management services to those considering these procedures. Our expert team will evaluate your vision and eye health to determine if LASIK or another refractive eye surgery is the right choice for you.
What is LASIK?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) can be an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. During LASIK surgery, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of your eye (the cornea) to improve vision. It is a popular and effective treatment option for refractive eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Patients typically experience only mild discomfort, and there are usually no side effects associated with the procedure.
What are the benefits of LASIK?
LASIK and other types of refractive eye surgery can offer several benefits for the right candidates!
- Refractive eye surgery can help correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, resulting in improved vision without the need for corrective lenses. For those who have been dependent on glasses or contact lenses, refractive eye surgery can offer the convenience of not having to rely on these corrective devices.
- For athletes and active individuals, refractive eye surgery can provide improved vision and freedom of movement without the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses.
Your refractive eye surgery consultation
During your consultation, our team will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to assess your suitability for LASIK or another refractive eye surgery. We will evaluate your vision and eye health, assess your current prescription, and gather information about the shape and thickness of your cornea. We will also discuss your lifestyle and vision needs to determine the most appropriate procedure for you.
Our team will inform you of any risks or side effects associated with LASIK or other refractive eye surgeries and discuss the cost, which varies based on the type of LASIK technology used. Additional measurements will be taken during the pre-operative consultation to confirm suitability for surgery. We encourage you to ask any questions you have or express any concerns, and our team will answer them honestly and clearly.
If you are an ideal candidate for LASIK or another refractive eye surgery, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist for the surgery.
What happens after LASIK surgery?
Following your procedure, we offer post-operative care at our office including scheduled follow-up visits to examine your healing eyes and check your improving vision. We will monitor any side effects and provide guidance on how you can ensure a thorough recovery.
Schedule a LASIK Consultation at Northwest Hills Eye Care in Austin, TX
To schedule a LASIK consultation as part of your comprehensive eye exam, simply let our staff know when making your appointment. Our highly skilled eye care professionals at Northwest Hills Eye Care will recommend the treatment option that is best suited to you and your eyes. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.