If you are considering LASIK you are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness. This is totally normal! LASIK is an incredibly common procedure that can improve both your vision and quality of life. Millions of people have been thrilled with their LASIK results.
Are you one of the many patients we see who is interested in LASIK but doesn’t know that much about it? That is completely okay too. Below, we will answer some of the most common LASIK questions for you.
Question #1: Why do most people have LASIK surgery?
Most people have LASIK because they are sick and tired of wearing prescription eyewear. It is hard to fully understand the benefits of having LASIK until you have had the procedure yourself. There is an incredible freedom in waking up every day with perfectly clear vision — and all without ever having to reach for your glasses.
Question #2: How does LASIK work?
Good question! Many patients have no idea what to expect from LASIK surgery or how it all works. Your cornea is the clear front part of your eye that focuses light on the retina and allows you to see clearly. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea and fixing any vision problems.
Question #3: Will my doctor use a laser or a scalpel?
Depends on your doctor! At Feinerman Vision, we believe that blade-free LASIK is the most advanced option in LASIK surgery. With blade-free LASIK, your doctor will use a laser to create the corneal flap rather than a microkeratome.
You should do your research and discuss your options with your doctor. They can help you decide if blade-free LASIK is right for you.
Question #4: How soon will my vision improve after surgery?
This depends mostly on your age, health history, and whether there were any complications during surgery. Most patients report having improved vision either immediately following surgery or within the next day.
Question #5: How do I get started with LASIK surgery?
We were hoping you would ask this question! To get started, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Feinerman in Newport Beach, CA. We will set up your LASIK consultation and determine whether or not you are a good fit for the procedure. If the appointment goes well then clear vision should be in your future!