Forget Glasses and Contacts, Get Tested for LASIK Surgery.
Imagine waking up with clear vision. No need to reach for your eyeglasses or pop-in contact lenses. Since its debut in 1991, LASIK surgery has provided millions of people with an alternative solution to correct their vision. The painless procedure has caught the attention of many El Pasoans looking to better their vision through a long-lasting solution.
Is LASIK Right for You?
At Hayder Eye Care in El Paso, we are prepared to offer you a professional LASIK surgery consultation to help answer all of your questions. As you consider LASIK surgery, we know how important it is for you to question all of the possible alternatives. Our eye doctor will help put those question to ease by examining the health of your eyes and testing for any signs that would otherwise detect you are not a candidate for LASIK.
Some indications that you may not benefit from LASIK surgery is if you have an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Another reason to avoid this type of surgery is if you participate in daily activities with heavy contact to the face. Examples include boxing, wrestling, or martial arts. Our eye doctor will also test for dry eyes. Since LASIK surgery tends to worsen this condition, you may not be a candidate for the surgery. We will carefully access any other indicators during the LASIK surgery consultation.
Don’t worry. This type of surgery is painless.
The procedure is performed in less than 15 minutes by a professional ophthalmologist. In recent years, it has become a common procedure but as with any surgery, it is comforting to know what to expect.
Here are a few things you should expect during your surgery:
Surgery time. The surgery lasts about 15 minutes but you should plan to be in the doctor’s office for up to 2 hours.
No anesthesia required. While you will be fully awake, there is no need to fear, you will not experience severe pain. If you are unable to fully relax, you may be given medication.
Numbing of the eyes. Eye drops will be applied to numb your eyes and during surgery your eyes will be propped open.
Reshaping your cornea. Using a computer-controlled excimer laser, your cornea will be reshaped with pulses of light. During this procedure, you will experience slight pressure but no pain.
Key Benefits of LASIK Surgery
Save money on contact lenses or eyeglasses. Many patients will do away with their glasses or contact lenses all together.
It’s a painless procedure. In most cases, bandages and stitches are not required. Vision is corrected directly after surgery.
Quick recovery time. Patients can typically resume their normal schedule within 24 hours.
Proven results. Surgery can help improve vision to 20/40 or in some cases 20/20 vision.
Schedule Your LASIK Surgery Consultation Today.
El Paso’s Hayder Eye Care is ready to offer you a comprehensive LASIK surgery consultation. Invest in the future of your eyesight by scheduling an exam today. Call us at 915-592-4600.