LASIK

Eyecare Professionals

Optometrists located in Mandan, Hazen & Washburn, ND

Does the thought of being able to see without the need for glasses or contacts sound too good to be true? With laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), crystal clear vision can be a reality. The team at Eyecare Professionals in Mandan, Hazen, and Washburn, North Dakota, can help you find out if LASIK is right for you. The team is proud to offer consultations as well as pre- and postoperative care for LASIK patients. Book your LASIK consultation online or by phone today.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK?

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a popular laser refractive surgery to correct vision. Many people who wear glasses or contacts have a refractive error that makes their vision blurry. 

LASIK surgery permanently reshapes your cornea, correcting the refractive error and improving vision.

Your cornea — the clear tissue at the front of your eye — bends light and focuses it on your retina. It’s this focus that allows you to see. If your cornea bends light incorrectly, your vision is blurry. 

While traditional eyeglasses and contacts counteract refractive errors to improve vision, LASIK changes your cornea to make clearer vision more permanent. Many people are interested in LASIK because it eliminates the need for glasses or contacts. 

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

LASIK surgery can correct vision imperfections caused by myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. For many people with these eye conditions, LASIK is a great option to improve the clarity of your vision long-term.

LASIK surgery is FDA-approved for adults over age 18. Generally, healthy adults with stable eye prescriptions but who are annoyed with wearing glasses or contacts are often good candidates for LASIK. 

Eyecare Professionals offers comprehensive consultations to determine if LASIK might be right for your eyes. The team performs a series of tests to assess your eye health and the thickness of your cornea. If you’re a good candidate for LASIK, the Eyecare Professionals team can refer you to a surgeon for the next steps.

What can I expect if I get LASIK?

At Eyecare Professionals, the team guides patients through the LASIK process. Eyecare Professionals works with all of the local surgeons in central North Dakota, and your doctor can help you find a surgeon you’re comfortable with to perform your LASIK surgery. 

The team offers comprehensive consultations, as well as pre and postoperative care for patients undergoing LASIK. 

In general, you can expect to have an eye exam before surgery to confirm that your eyes are healthy enough for LASIK and an exam after surgery to evaluate the success of treatment.

Ongoing exams after LASIK surgery are important for your eye health as well. Some common side effects of LASIK include dry eyes and difficulty seeing at night. 

Your doctor can help you find the best eye care plan to give you the best possible vision before, during, and after your LASIK treatment.

If you’re curious about getting LASIK, the Eyecare Professionals team can help. Book a consultation online or on the phone to find out if LASIK could be an option for you.