Co-Management of LASIK From EYECARE for You
Are you thinking about getting LASIK surgery done on your eyes? Dr. Joyce at EYECARE for You is a Richboro Optometrist who would love to help. Below is more information about LASIK surgery.
LASIK stands for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis and can greatly improve eyesight. Because it is a surgery, several steps need to take place before surgery is considered. First, an optometrist needs to make a diagnosis of a refractive error that can be treated with LASIK surgery.
To do this, our optometrist, Dr. Joyce, will perform a comprehensive eye exam to see what eye issues you are having and to determine if you are an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery. Make sure to bring as much of your eye and regular health history to this appointment as possible, so that we can correctly diagnose you and treat your eye issues.
Once Dr. Joyce diagnoses your refractive error, she will then refer you to a surgeon. Astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia, and other eye conditions can be treated with LASIK surgery. This surgeon will also perform tests on you and your eyes to make sure you are an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery. The surgeon will also discuss surgery options and what to expect from the surgery.
Post-Op Care with Optometrist
Recovery from LASIK surgery is usually quick. Many patients can go about their usual daily tasks within a week of surgery. It is advised to take it easy and let your eyes recover from the surgery. Patients are encouraged to wear plastic eye shields when sleeping or taking a nap. These eye shields prevent you from accidentally rubbing your eye area. It is very important to let your eyes heal right after surgery.
Many patients are happy to report that their eyesight returns quickly after their LASIK surgery. Follow up appointments are recommended to make sure that your eyes are recovering correctly and that there are no issues from the surgery. During the first week after surgery, your optometrist will give you eye drops to put in your eyes. These eye drops are to prevent inflammation, dryness, and infection. Many patients are able to go back to work in just a few days.
Make sure to follow our optometrist's directions following surgery. This is to ensure that you have the smoothest recovery possible. Please contact us if you have any questions about LASIK.
Make an appointment today to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. You can visit us at either our Richboro optometry office at EYECARE for You. You can also make an appointment by calling (215) 485-5384.