The very first thing we need to do is conduct a comprehensive eye exam to assess your overall eye health and whether or not you are a suitable candidate for laser treatment. LASIK may not be an option if you have particularly thin corneas, but LASEK or PRK could be.
Taking care of your eyes after surgery is an essential part of the whole process, and we’ll be there every step of the way. We will perform evaluations of your vision, recovery, and overall eye health. Should you require any extra aids (such as reading glasses or perhaps repeat laser treatment), we will advise you on the best way to proceed.
To ensure that your laser eye surgery recovery is going as planned, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your eye health and visual acuity. These appointments should take place 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after your surgery. We recommend yearly comprehensive eye examinations moving forward.
Recovery is usually fast and without complication but there are potential side effects to remain aware of:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Mild eye pain or discomfort
- Dry eye-like symptoms
- Eye infection
- Under or overcorrection of your refractive error (rare)