FAQ’S ABOUT LASIK
- What are the associated risks?
- Can I expect to never require my glasses again for driving?
- Am I a candidate for LASIK?
- Does LASIK hurt?
- What is the recovery time?
- Is all LASIK the same?
- What if I twitch or blink during surgery?
- Should I wait while technology develops and prices drop?
- How do I know what surgeon is right for me?
- What is the next step for me?
WHAT ARE THE ASSOCIATED RISKS?
The latest advancements in LASIK technology have reduced the level of complications tremendously. Generally, LASIK is an incredibly safe and reliable procedure, with an extremely low rate of complications reported. Most reported complications are not related to loss of vision, but could be poor night vision or dry eyes.
It has been reported that the risk of issues with vision is 5x higher with patients using corrective contact lenses than compared to patients who have undergone LASIK treatment.
CAN I EXPECT TO NEVER REQUIRE MY GLASSES AGAIN FOR DRIVING?
Yes, you can get rid of your glasses for driving. Patients who are good LASIK candidates and are treated by experienced surgeons, utilizing the latest technology will get great results.
Sometimes, with age, many patients experience presbyopia, a condition that creates the need for reading glasses. Presbyopia occurs when the lens of the begins to lose its full levels of flexibility. There are many options for patients who think they may be experiencing presbyopia, including a type of LASIK called monovision. Contact us today to discuss treatment options.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR ILASIK?
Good LASIK candidates meet the following requirements:
- You are seeking a reduction of your dependency on contact lenses or glasses
- You are 18 years or older
- Your eye prescription has been stable for at least one year
- You have no health issues that affect your eyes
- You do not have glaucoma or cataracts and no signs of either
- Not pregnant or nursing
Schedule a complimentary exam at Williamson Eye Center to know if you are a candidate for LASIK today!
DOES LASIK HURT?
LASIK is a nearly painless procedure, you will experience a feeling of pressure. Your eyes will be numbed with eye drops at the start of your procedure-leaving you virtually pain free. As your eyes begin to heal, you may have some redness or itching, but you will be given medicated eye drops to aid the healing process.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Recovery from LASIK is fast. The day following your procedure, you will be able to return to your normal routines and activities. The next day you should be able to drive without your glasses or contacts and by the end of the week and over the course of the month you will have continued visual improvement.
IS ALL LASIK THE SAME?
Not all LASIK is the same. Technology has evolved drastically over the last few years, providing a level of accuracy and results that were not previously achieved. Do not compromise your vision with deeply discounted LASIK treatments by surgeons lacking experience.
You should assure a reliable and successful outcome by using an experienced surgeon with proven results.
WHAT IF I TWITCH OR BLINK DURING SURGERY?
Blinking and movement is not an issue. ActiveTrak Automatic Centering assures the laser will be placed perfectly for the best treatment. Additionally, your eyelids will be held open with the eye lid holder and numbing drops help to inhibit any twitching and shifting.
SHOULD I WAIT WHILE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPS AND PRICES DROP?
Since the beginning, the cost of LASIK has risen steadily, however new technology has been continually developing. Currently, LASIK technology delivers stellar results and stable pricing.
Now is a great time for LASIK. No new innovations are on the horizon and thus, prices have stabilized. There are a host of payment plans and options, making LASIK achievable and affordable for you.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SURGEON IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Choosing a surgeon is an incredibly important step in the process because having LASIK surgery is a complex decision. Find a surgeon who delivers and incorporates the latest technology, a great environment, excellent patient care and measurable results. Click to read Dr. Williamson Curriculum Vitae
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP FOR ME?
We offer a complimentary consultation to see if your prescription is in the range for treatment. We will also share our protocol for the procedure with you at that time as well as check on any discount you might be eligible for with the LASIK procedure. After the consultation, you may book your dilated exam with Dr. Charles Williamson. If you are a contact lens wearer, you must remove them for a certain period of time prior to the dilated eye exam to allow your corneas to return to their natural shape. On the day of the dilated exam, we will check the health of your eyes to make sure the LASIK procedure is right for you and that is also your one on one time with Dr. Williamson. Please call 927-2020 for your complimentary consultation appointment. We offer free consultations at all of our locations including Baton Rouge, Zachary, Denham Springs and Ascension.