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Lasik FAQs

Lasik FAQs

If you are tired of relying on glasses or contacts to see clearly, you should consider Lasik surgery. This is a service that the Vision Professional of Leawood offers, and it can change your life forever.

Q: What Is Lasik?

A: Lasik is a laser surgery procedure that gently reshapes the cornea, and can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Q: Who Is a Good Candidate For Lasik?

A: There are a few factors that would determine if Lasik is right for you.

Your eyes much have reached maturity before you can be a good candidate, which occurs around the age of 18.

You must meet the prescription perimeters to be a good candidate. If you are nearsighted, your prescription can be no higher than -12.00. If you are farsighted, your prescription can be no higher than +6.00. To correct astigmatism, your prescription can be no higher than 6.00.

To be a good candidate, your eyes need to be healthy and free of disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing, you will need to wait to get Lasik.

You must be in good health to get Lasik. If you have diabetes, an autoimmune disease, or rheumatoid arthritis, you won't be a good candidate.

Your prescription must have been stable for at least a year.

Q: Is Lasik Painful?

A: Before the procedure, your doctor will numb your eyes with an anesthetic. During the procedure, you might feel a little bit of pressure. After the procedure, your eyes might feel a little irritated for the first few hours.

Q: How Soon Will I Be Able To See Clearly?

A: In most cases, you should start seeing clearly within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure.

Q: How Soon Will It Be Before I Can Resume My Normal Activities?

A: When you get home from the eye doctor, you should avoid reading, using the computer, and doing any closeup work. It is best to take a nap when you get home. You should be able to resume your regular activities the next day. Your doctor will suggest that you wait a few weeks before swimming or taking part in contact sports.

Call Vision Professionals Of Leawood Today!

If you are considering Lasik, contact Vision Professionals of Leawood. Our doctors of optometry will examine your eyes and take a medical history to determine if Lasik will be right for you. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.


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