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LASIK in Bunker Hill, Memorial, Houston

What is LASIK?

Lasik is an FDA approved procedure that involves using a beam of light similar to a laser to change the shape of the cornea which is the front part of the eye where a contact lens sits. Once the shape of the cornea has been altered, it will improve the vision by making things sharper to see.

Does LASIK cause any pain/complications?

No since anesthetic eye drops are placed into the eye before the procedure. Because the procedure is quick typically lasting 15 minutes per eye, the anesthetic eye drops will last in full effect even when the procedure is completed. Most LASIK patients will report mild discomfort for the first day or two after surgery. The surgeon may prescribe pain medications if necessary.

The safety of LASIK has been advocated to the FDA as a proven safe and effective surgery in the improvement of visual acuity. As with any surgery there are risk associated with it. Patients who do have complications from LASIK typically complain of dry eyes, and glares/halos while driving at night. There have not been any reported cases of a patient going blind from LASIK.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

In general to have best outcomes for LASIK, you must

– Be 21 years old or older
– Have a stable prescription for 2 years
– Be in general good health

We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding LASIK procedures in the Bunker Hill and Greater Houston Area please give us a call  or simply come in today for a free LASIK consultation with the experts Dr. Tran and Dr. Alfaro!