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LASIK FAQs

LASIK surgery may not be for everyone, but it does have its advantages in improving your sight. LASIK in Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene can correct problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism so you no longer have to rely on glasses or contacts for optimal sight. The following FAQs from Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center explain more about what to expect from LASIK surgical procedures.

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What Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that corrects refractive errors in your sight. With the use of an excimer laser, your eye doctor will reshape the cornea of your eye to improve your sight.

Who Is Eligible for LASIK Surgery?

To be eligible for LASIK in Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene, you must be 18 years of age or older, have good eye health, and have had stable vision for 12 months prior to the surgery. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis may disqualify you for LASIK, as they could affect your results. Pregnant and nursing women are also not good candidates for this procedure.

Does LASIK Provide 20/20 Vision?

Although we cannot guarantee that LASIK will give you 20/20 vision, we feel you will be extremely pleased with the results. Most of our patients report a vast improvement in their sight, enabling them to enjoy activities like driving, sports play, movie watching, etc., without the use of glasses.

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK surgeries have been performed around the country for over 20 years. Advanced technology in this area has made LASIK a safe and effective procedure with few, if any, complications.

Minor side effects such as dry eyes, sensitivity to light, appearance of halos around lights, or red splotches on the eye have occurred, but these are generally temporary and will disappear over time. Working with an experienced LASIK surgeon and qualified optometry team is the key to getting the best results from your surgical procedure.

Is The Procedure Painful?  

LASIK procedures are painless, as your eye doctor will numb your eyes with anesthetic drops prior to the surgery. We’ll prescribe eye drops after the surgery to alleviate any soreness or discomfort.

Are Both Eyes Treated at the Same Time?

Yes. It’s more convenient to treat both eyes in the same surgical procedure.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?   

Most people see clearly within a day or two after surgery. This enables you to get back to your routine without long delays. For safety’s sake, it’s good to avoid swimming or playing contact sports for at least two weeks.

See Your Lewiston Eye Doctor for LASIK Surgery

For more information about LASIK in Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and Greene, contact Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center at 207-782-9501 today.