Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis or Lasik for short, is a vision correction eye surgery that eliminates the use or need of eyeglasses or corrective lenses. The Lasik procedure continues to be one of the most revered laser vision correction surgeries out there. Before proceeding with Lasik surgery, it is important for the patient to understand the entire process through research and a consultation with their eye doctor. For all questions regarding Lasik surgery in Orange County, contact Advanced Eye Medical, as every patient’s needs are different.
Are you a Candidate?
Candidates for the Lasik procedure are at least 21 years old. Typically, at the age of 21, eyesight is fully developed, making it easier to pinpoint and treat problems with vision. Candidates should be in good health before Lasik, therefore presenting no potential risks during surgery. Candidates should have a stable vision prescription for at least one year.
The doctor will then evaluate the patient’s current prescription to fully assess if Lasik surgery is right for the patient. No existing eye disease should be present, thus further ensuring a smooth vision correction surgery.
How to Prepare for your Lasik Surgery
During the initial consultation, your doctor will provide you with an overview the Lasik procedure. They will evaluate your candidacy for laser vision correction surgery. Your doctor will then assess your medical history to address any potential complications. During this appointment, necessary vision tests and eye examinations will be performed. Your doctor will also answer any questions or concerns about the surgery, if needed. If you are considered a good candidate for Lasik, your doctor will schedule the procedure.
The day before the surgery, it is advised to stop using creams, lotions, makeup and perfumes around the eye area to lessen the risk of infection during and after surgery. Transportation should be arranged to and from the Lasik procedure.
The Lasik Procedure
Lasik is a quick and simple outpatient surgical procedure. This procedure typically takes around 10 minutes to complete. First, a personalized vision profile is created with the help of Advanced CustomVue® Wavescan technology. A 3-D map of the patient’s eye is created to view every angle of the patient’s vision deficiencies. Before the surgery begins, numbing eye drops are administered to the patient’s eyes. Once the drops have begun the numbing process, a corneal flap is created with the Intralase laser. Using the corneal flap, the Advanced CustomVue treatment will use the VISX Star S4™ excimer laser to treat mild to severe vision problems. After the procedure is finished, the doctor will return the corneal flap to its original state. A shield is then placed over the eyes to protect and heal the vision corrections made during the procedure.
Following the Lasik procedure, patients will be given eye drops to help prevent infections and inflammation. Most patients will see results a few days after surgery. A follow-up appointment with the doctor will be booked 24 hours within the surgery. Patients can return to work the day after surgery. It is important to keep in contact with your doctor to ensure a seamless healing process.
Lasik Eye Surgery in Orange County
Improve your vision with our specialized laser vision correction surgery. Contact Dr. Ghosheh to see if you are a candidate for Lasik eye surgery in Orange County and start your journey to better eyesight with Advanced Eye Medical Group.