Many patients learn about the pros and cons of LASIK eye surgery in Fairfax, VA, from one of our highly trained optometrists. We can evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of vision correction. Our expert team of eye care practitioners will then coordinate your LASIK procedure with a local eye surgeon, as well as provide the necessary preoperative and postoperative eye exams.
LASIK surgery is performed by an eye surgeon to improve vision and lower your reliance on eyeglasses or contacts. The LASIK surgeon corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by surgically altering the cornea. During the procedure, 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 the underlying cornea tissue. The flap then serves as a bandage for your eye as you heal.
Not everyone is able to undergo the LASIK procedure. Before your eye surgery in Fairfax, VA, or elsewhere in northern Virginia, our knowledgeable optometrist will screen your eyes for other conditions such as cataracts or retinal conditions that can impact your eligibility for LASIK eye surgery. We also take the time to discuss any concerns or expectations you have about your surgical results. If you are cleared to pursue surgery after our pre-operative exam, we will refer you to a local eye surgeon who specializes in LASIK eye surgery.
After your LASIK eye surgery, it may take a month for your vision to be restored to its final acuity. We recommend scheduling your post-operative visit with our office so that we can monitor the healing process and evaluate your final outcome.
To make your appointment, simply click here or call our optometrist office nearest you for your pre- or post-operative consultation.
If you want to learn more about our optometrist practice - where we offer the area's most convenient hours, where we offer a variety of generous payment options, and where your and your child's healthy vision is our top priority - Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to serve you!