LASIK Eye Surgery in Houston
You may have heard about laser vision correction previous to reading this LASIK website and wondered if this procedure would be good for you? If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism there is a good chance LASIK can help you see without complete dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The only way to completely be sure if you are a LASIK candidate is to schedule an appointment with our office and we will do a series of diagnostic tests to understand your potential for candidacy.
LASIK eye surgery in Houston, Texas is a very popular refractive procedure that provides excellent vision for most patients. This is a TOP vision correction procedure for Houston LASIK surgeons and eye surgeons all over the world. LASIK eye surgery combines the precision of an excimer laser with the benefit of a sophisticated surgical instrument known as a microkeratome. Please note that Texas Eye Institute provides every type of LASIK eye surgery including conventional LASIK with a microkeratome, Bladeless LASIK done with the Intralase femtosecond laser and Custom LASIK using wavefront guided technology that enables a custom cornea style treatment. Our doctors will help you determine which type of LASIK surgery is right for you. LASIK corrects vision by changing the shape of the cornea when treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The excimer laser is the critical piece of laser equipment used to reshape the cornea.
How Does LASIK Work?
LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is the most recent and exciting technique of laser vision correction being sought after worldwide. The LASIK procedure combines the precision of the Excimer Laser, the eyes own natural healing power, and the skill of a surgeon you can trust. LASIK is a combination surgery that uses a special motorized blade called a microkeratome that enables the surgeon to create a “protective flap” in the cornea. Then in less than a minute, the Excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layers of the cornea with ultraviolet light and high-energy pulses. By adjusting the pattern of the laser beam, high levels of near-sightedness, and moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism are able to be treated. The “protective flap” of the cornea is then gently replaced to its original position where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. The procedure takes only minutes to perform and most patients enjoy dramatic improvement in their vision within the first day. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of a surgery center.
Blade Free LASIK
Following LASIK surgery, patients usually experience a rapid recovery due to the fact that only a tiny portion of the eye is actually operated on. Most of our patients are able to drive themselves back to our facility the day following their surgery to meet with our doctors for their follow-up appointment. Because of its efficiency and effectiveness, LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery. It is estimated to account for 95 percent of the laser vision correction procedures that are performed today. If you live in the Houston area and would like more information on LASIK surgery, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary evaluation, please contact Texas Eye Institute
What are the Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
Some of the benefits of Laser Vision Correction are:
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up a GO!
- Convenience with travel
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
Scheduling LASIK Evaluations and Determining LASIK Cost
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation. If LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK financing page to review the affordability options or simply to apply for financing.
Selecting a LASIK Surgeon
Asking the right questions is so important when selecting a quality LASIK surgeon. We have included this list of questions on our website to better educate LASIK candidates as to what they should look for when selecting a LASIK surgeon.
- How many LASIK eye surgery procedures have you performed?
- Do you prefer performing PRK or LASIK and why?
- How long have you been doing LASIK Eye Surgery?
- What’s your success rate with LASIK?
- What type of excimer laser does your surgeon use for LASIK eye surgery? Please make sure your surgeon is using a laser approved by the (FDA). SEE a list of approved lasers on the FDA LASIK website. The link is provided below.
- How much experience do you have with the Lasik Eye Surgery procedure and Laser Vision Correction?
- How many of your patients have achieved 20/20 or 20/40 vision?
- How many patients return for LASIK eye surgery enhancements?
- What’s involved with the Post Operative care? What usually happens post-operatively with LASIK patients?
- Does the LASIK correction start to regress?
- Who will handle he Post Operative care?
- Can optometrists legitimately handle this type of post surgical care?
LASIK Facts: Get the Real Answers to LASIK Eye Surgery
- LASIK is eye surgery to a very sensitive and delicate part of the eye.
- Hundreds of thousands of people have had LASIK, most very successfully.
- As with any surgery, there are risks and possible LASIK related complications. Please feel free to do alternative research on the associated risks with this type of LASIK eye surgery.
- LASIK may not give you complete perfect vision. Unrealistic expectations are not a positive just because a friend has perfect vision from LASIK. If you have LASIK to correct your distance vision, you’ll still need reading glasses around age 40 and above because you will naturally start to develop an inability to read.
- LASIK surgery cannot be reversed. You may consider some of the reversible refractive surgery techniques but always consult an ophthalmologist.
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports that seven out of 10 patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision.
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Sources: www.fda.gov/cdrh/LASIK/default.htm | www.aao.org