At DePoe Eye Center, our optometrist has years of experience providing reliable pre and post-operative care for patients who need LASIK eye surgery. Our goal at all of our locations is to help you achieve the clearest vision possible utilizing advanced technologies. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK. If you live in McDonough, Griffin, Macon, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Stockbridge, or Atlanta and believe you would benefit from LASIK, we are ready to assist you.
LASIK Eye Surgery FAQ
What is it?
Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure that utilizes an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct vision. It is the most commonly used sight correction procedure in the United States.
Why do People Choose LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery is a great option for people who suffer from vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today, it is also possible for people with presbyopia to have the procedure. LASIK allows for clear vision without the use of a corrective aid such as glasses or contact lenses.
Is it Safe?
Millions of procedures have been done all over the world since it was first introduced in 1998. The procedure has revolutionized how we correct our vision. The technology has improved immensely over the years, making LASIK safer than ever.
What is the Procedure Like?
The eye surgeon uses a computer to precisely machine the shape of an individual's cornea based on medical scans and the patient's clinical needs so that he or she can have better vision with glasses or contact lenses. The surgery includes using a blade called a microkeratome and a laser beam to reshape the corneal tissue so that light isn’t focused incorrectly or blurred. The whole procedure takes less than 15 minutes.
Optometrist Serving McDonough, Griffin, Macon, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Stockbridge, and Atlanta
For more information on LASIK eye surgery or to schedule a consultation with our optometrist, call DePoe Eye Center today at (770) 474-1237.