LASIK and Eye Surgery Consults & Post-Op Care
We offer LASIK consultations and post-op eye surgery care in Broward County to help you decide if laser eye surgery is right for you as well as tend to your post-LASIK care.
While contact lenses can be an alternative for people who do not want to wear eyeglasses every day, some people do not want to have to depend on them either. For these individuals, LASIK or another type of refractive eye surgery may pique their interest.
We provide consultations for LASIK and other refractive eye surgeries to help you decide if laser eye surgery is a good choice for you. If you decide to move forward with LASIK surgery, we will help connect you with an ophthalmologist in the area and work with them to provide you pre- and post-op eye surgery care.
Types of Refractive Eye Surgeries
Refractive eye surgeries include a series of eye surgeries like LASIK that can help with vision correction and decreases a person’s need to wear contacts or glasses. In some cases, LASIK eye surgery may even eliminate the need for other types of vision correction completely.
LASIK procedures and other eye surgeries tend to be minimally invasive and quick. In many cases, people are sent home the same day. While intimidating to some, these laser eye surgeries also tend to have few side effects and minimal discomfort for patients. The LASIK eye surgery itself involves the use of a small laser controlled by a computer that reshapes the cornea. Many other refractive eye surgeries involve computer-controlled lasers to manipulate the eye and correct different vision problems.
Some refractive eye surgery procedures include:
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- Laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK)
- Automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK)
After an eye examination and eye surgery consult, our doctor will be able to determine if corrective eye surgery is right for you as well as recommend the best eye procedure for your needs.
What Happens at A Laser Eye Correction Consultation
Not everyone should get LASIK eye surgery, so a LASIK consult is a necessary first step. If you are interested in LASIK surgery, please let our office know when making your appointment.
Typically, this process involves an examination and assessment of the eye including vision needs and eye health. After covering the basics, a laser eye surgery consult will also include a closer look at your cornea as well as any problems that could cause complications. If you have dry eye, for example, you may need to receive dry eye treatment before having LASIK surgery.
If our eye doctor finds that you are a suitable candidate for refractive eye surgery, we will refer you to a nearby ophthalmologist. They will perform the surgery, and we will work with them to manage your care.
Post-Operative LASIK Care
Although LASIK is an outpatient eye surgery, you still need post-LASIK care to avoid complications and allow your eyes time to heal. Working with your ophthalmologist, we will provide post-operative eye surgery care including follow-up appointments. We will monitor your recovery and provide guidance on what you can do to speed up the recovery process.
If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery, do not be afraid to contact us. With a simple LASIK consultation, we can help you decide if eye surgery is right for you and guide you through the process.