Refractive surgery, or LASIK, is a vision correction procedure that involves little to no discomfort in exchange for life-changing results! During the procedure, an eye surgeon uses a special laser to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. The doctor will then reshape the cornea so it can better capture light and focus it onto the retina, creating improved vision in no time. By the very next day, you could be seeing 20/20 without the need for glasses or contacts!
“Is LASIK the same for people with nearsightedness and farsightedness?”
This is one of the most common questions we get. The only difference in the procedure for nearsighted and farsighted patients is how the cornea is reshaped. Nearsighted patients need a flatter cornea, while farsighted patients require a steeper cornea. What makes LASIK even more impressive is this technology also has the capability of correcting astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a better shape.
The staff at Northview Eye Care has the expertise to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. We can provide you with a pre-operative evaluation to determine your eyes’ suitability for refractive surgery. This pre-operative evaluation includes:
If you decide to continue with surgery, your information will be forwarded to the surgeon. After LASIK surgery, our team can also oversee management of your vision and corneal healing.
It’s normal to have questions about vision correction surgery, and our professionals will strive to make the process as smooth and as stress-free as possible. Contact the eye care experts at Northview Eye Care at (616) 361-2020 or submit our online form.