What is LASIK?
Our team at Family Vision Care has a broad range of experience helping patients decide if they are candidates for LASIK. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most requested refractive surgery in the vision field. Hundreds of thousands of patients around the globe have had this transformative treatment and are so happy with their outcomes. Laser vision correction surgery has been FDA approved since 1999 and can reduce or fully correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism by carefully altering the shape of the cornea, which means that light can be directed properly on the retina. A few of the best aspects of LASIK surgery are that it is very quick and virtually painless, and it provides long-term clear eyesight. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their absolute sharpest vision. We understand that clear vision may have a tremendous effect on daily life and that experiencing the clearest vision possible can optimize everything, from professional contexts to recreational activities. That's why we co-manage LASIK surgery with some of the top ophthalmologists in the Nashville area. Plan an appointment at our Franklin, TN facility at your earliest convenience to have a LASIK assessment, and learn if LASIK could be the most effective treatment for you. Together, we can find the right LASIK surgeon for your needs.
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What are the benefits of LASIK?
Glasses and contact lenses are an effective way to see clearly, but they are not for everyone. Some people have to deal with the hassle and inconvenience of wearing glasses when working out or playing their favorite sports. Others are tired of the high cost of prescription eyewear and contact lenses, as well as the cleaning solutions and other supplies needed to keep them clean and comfortable. LASIK surgery is an excellent alternative for those who want to reduce their dependence on corrective eyewear.
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
Due to some amazing advancements in LASIK techniques, a rising number of patients might now be ideal candidates for the treatment. Therefore, even if you were told before that LASIK wouldn't be an effective solution for you, it may be beneficial to look into it again. No one but an experienced ophthalmologist will be able to correctly determine whether an individual is an ideal candidate for refractive surgery; however, some simple guidelines are true for most patients: To start, patients should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Further, it is necessary that the patient has plenty of corneal thickness. Also, a few specific eye conditions or other medical issues could influence a person's candidacy for LASIK; however, other refractive surgeries, including PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), might still be a good solution.
What Can I Expect Before and After LASIK Surgery?
At Family Vision Care, we want to help you find the best LASIK surgeon in the area so you can have an extremely quick, precise vision correction treatment. We are proud to co-manage this cutting-edge surgery with a wide variety of ophthalmologists in the Greater Nashville area. Once we've established you qualify for LASIK, we will help you get set up with your surgeon and help guide you through the process of your vision surgery. After your surgery, your LASIK surgeon will give you recovery care instructions for you to follow. Some patients have better vision directly following the procedure; however, some patients report blurred vision for around 24 hours. In general, vision is drastically sharper within a day, and the outcome will continue to develop and stabilize throughout the following 2 – 3 months. Following your surgery, our team is here to provide post-surgery care to ensure you're healing properly and the results are as you expected and needed.
Is LASIK surgery safe?
Yes, it is. Although all surgical procedures, however minor, carry some risk, LASIK surgery has one of the highest success and lowest complications rates of elective surgeries today. LASIK is generally considered safe for the majority of patients.
Is LASIK surgery painful?
No, it's not. Before we begin, anesthetic drops will be put in your eyes to numb them and keep you comfortable. Some patients may experience a slight sensation of pressure but no discomfort.
How long does it take to get LASIK?
LASIK surgery only takes about 15 minutes for each eye and about 30 – 45 minutes in total.
How long does it take to recover from LASIK surgery?
Most patients will recover in 24 – 72 hours. You will be given medicinal eye drops to use for about a week after your procedure to prevent infection and help eye lubrication.
Learn about LASIK
Incredible advancements in LASIK technology have helped many people in Greater Nashville to benefit from laser refractive surgery. If you were once informed that you weren't a candidate for LASIK, schedule an evaluation at Family Vision Care to check on whether that's still true, as advances in technology are allowing more people to qualify for this surgery than ever before. We are pleased to provide our patients with their clearest vision.