If you’ve found that your lifestyle isn’t compatible with glasses and contact lenses, you may want to consider laser eye surgery. Laser vision correction, including LASIK and PRK, can provide you with clear, crisp vision without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
Just like any elective surgical procedure, choosing whether or not to undergo laser eye surgery is a big decision. To help you determine if laser vision correction is the right choice for you Dorchester Optometry offers laser eye surgery consultations.
Are you curious about laser eye surgery? Book your consultation today.
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK is the most popular form of laser vision correction. During the surgery, your surgeon will begin by making a small flap in the outer layer of your epithelium, which is then gently pulled back to reveal the inner layers of your cornea. These inner layers are then reshaped using a laser before the flap is replaced.
Just like LASIK, PRK involves using a laser to reshape your cornea and correct your vision. During PRK the epithelium is completely removed before the cornea is reshaped. The epithelium repairs itself within a few days after surgery.
PRK has a longer recovery time than LASIK, but still offers some advantages for select patients. Since no flap is created, there’s no risk of flap-related complications. PRK is also ideal for patients with thin corneas.
During Your Consultation
During your appointment, your optometrist will use a series of tests to determine if you’re a good candidate for refractive surgery. Several factors, such as pupil size, corneal thickness, and your current prescription, are considered and assessed.
Once we determine that laser vision correction is a good choice for you, we’ll go over the benefits of the procedure and let you know what sort of results you can expect. Your optometrist will also discuss the potential risks and complications of the procedure, and address any questions or concerns you might have.
If you decide to undergo laser vision correction, we’ll co-manage your pre and postoperative care with your surgical team.
After Your Surgery
After your surgery is complete, we’ll meet with you for a series of follow up appointments so that we can monitor your recovery and address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Are you considering laser eye surgery? Book your consultation today.