Modern LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is an all-laser method of vision correction. Ophthalmologists use a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap that allows the surgeon access to alter the shape of the cornea. The vision correction treatment is then delivered by the excimer laser. All-laser technology is significantly more precise than using a mechanical blade, making it highly customizable for individual patients.
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A Florida Vision Institute eye doctor will meet with you at a convenient time to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing are free, and neither obligate you to any future service. If we determine you are a candidate for LASIK, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure.
Our staff will greet you and introduce you to the ophthalmologist who will be performing your LASIK procedure. After one final diagnostic exam, the surgeon sets the lasers with your exact prescription. The procedure only lasts about 15-20 minutes.
You need to have a family member or friend help with your transportation home after surgery. Your vision will improve right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the rest of the day. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to return to work the next day.
It is important that you meet with a Florida Vision Institute eye doctor the day after your LASIK, so we can confirm that your eyes are healthy and clear you for normal activity.
The surgeon performing your LASIK procedure should meet the following requirements:
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Absolutely. In fact, LASIK is considered safer than wearing contact lenses.
The initial consultation is about 90 minutes. That includes the time for diagnostics.
To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK you will need to come in for a no-charge LASIK consultation. The appointment is about 60 minutes long. If you wear soft contact lenses we would ask that you remove them for at least three days prior to the evaluation.
The surgery is only performed at our West Palm Beach location.
Research has shown that LASIK and PRK are permanent procedures. In some instances, however, patients will need to have an enhancement — this is where the surgeon has to repeat the procedure to obtain satisfactory results. Due to the expertise and careful planning of our surgeons and staff, we have an extremely low enhancement rate at 2-3%.
Insurance does not cover LASIK since it is considered an elective procedure.
Doctors provide drops to numb the eye, so most patients report LASIK and PRK to be painless procedures. However, some patients experience minor discomfort from the pressure sensation felt during the creation of the flap.
Most patients resume normal activities within a day of having LASIK surgery. We do recommend not working the day of your surgery, however.
Florida Vision Optique: Monterey Medical Center
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