You may have already heard about the pros and cons of LASIK eye surgery. If you’ve been considering having your vision corrected, we can help! Our optometrists can evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK and schedule your procedure with an eye surgeon. Our expert for contact lenses in Fairfax, VA, explains more about LASIK and how it can help you.
LASIK is a vision correction surgery performed by an eye surgeon to lower your reliance on glasses or contacts. The surgery alters the cornea to correct farsightedness, astigmatism, and nearsightedness. The surgeon creates a small flap of tissue in the outer part of the cornea and uses a laser to remove a tiny amount of tissue. The flap is put back in place and functions as a bandage while your eye heals.
This procedure isn’t for everyone, as certain patients may have problems that can’t be addressed with LASIK. For example, if you have cataracts or certain retinal conditions, that can impact your eligibility for this surgery. Our optometrist will screen your eyes and determine if you are a good candidate. If you are cleared for surgery, we will refer you to an eye surgery specialist.
After your eye surgery, it can take around a month for your vision to be restored and fully clear. You should schedule your post-operative visit so our doctor can monitor the healing process and evaluate your outcome.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any of the below phone numbers:
Arlington & Clarendon: 703-721-7754
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Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!