LASIK Evaluations

LASIK Evaluations Specialist

If your vision is less than perfect, you can permanently correct your vision with breakthrough LASIK technology. The team of expert optometrists at Eye Associates of New York​​​​​​​ offer the latest in LASIK procedures right in the office. To find out if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary treatment, schedule a LASIK screening at this Midtown East, New York City clinic. Book your appointment with the online scheduling feature or call the office directly.

LASIK Evaluations Q & A

What is LASIK?

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis surgery, or LASIK for short, involves permanently correcting your vision with the help of laser technology. During your procedure, your specialized optometrist gently creates a thin flap over your cornea. This exposes your underlying corneal tissue.

The state-of-the-art LASIK system then uses a computerized tracking device to send laser energy to targeted areas of your eye tissue. This helps reshape your cornea and ultimately improves your eye’s ability to focus on light. The treatment is essential for helping the retina in the back of your eye process images and send them to your brain.

When will my vision improve after LASIK?

One of the major benefits of LASIK surgery is that the results are almost immediate. Most men and women report that they can see more clearly shortly after surgery. Initially, it’s entirely normal to feel some burning or itching, in addition to hazy or blurry vision.

Over the following few hours, though, your vision gradually starts to improve. It’s common for LASIK surgery recipients to report being able to see the alarm clock clearly from across the room upon waking, without needing glasses.

What is the recovery like after LASIK?

Recovery time is minimal and you can typically return to work within a few days after LASIK. Your dedicated optometrist at Eye Associates of New York​​​​​​​ generally wants to see you for a follow-up visit a couple days after your surgery just to ensure your eyes are healing correctly and to check your vision.

Usually, you have to use specialized eyedrops to prevent infection, lubricate your eyes, and minimize inflammation for at least several days or up to a few weeks after surgery. It’s also safest to avoid exercise and sports for at least three days. The team is going to schedule regular check-up visits for the first six months, depending on your needs and how well you recover.

Am I a candidate for LASIK?

With advancements in LASIK technology, more and more men and women are candidates than ever before. You might be an ideal candidate for LASIK if you have:

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness

  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness

  • Astigmatism, or misshapen eyes

LASIK can help improve issues with many other types of eye conditions, too. The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK is to schedule a screening at Eye Associates of New York​​​​​​​. They perform a thorough corneal topography to evaluate the curvature of your eye, as well as a comprehensive eye exam to see if LASIK is right for you.

​​​​​​​To see if LASIK is ideal for you, book a LASIK evaluation at Eye Associates of New York​​​​​​​. Schedule either online or over the phone.

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