If you have vision difficulties, LASIK eye surgery is an alternative to traditional eyeglasses and contacts. Although many people who wear eyeglasses are interested in the possibility of LASIK eye surgery to improve their vision, they often have questions about the surgery. Pearland Eye Care is a full-service optometry practice in Houston, TX. We offer a complete range of eye care services for your entire family including eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglass fittings, treatments for eye conditions, and referrals for LASIK eye surgery.
What Is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that is designed to correct vision problems such as near and farsightedness. The eye doctor uses a specialized laser that changes the shape of your cornea. This procedure improves your vision without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The Side Effects of LASIK
The most common side effect of LASIK is dry eyes during the initial six months following the surgery. This side effect is usually counteracted with the use of eye drops. You may also develop double vision and sensitivity to light in the first few weeks after surgery. It is possible for your vision to be over or under corrected which may require another surgery. You could also develop astigmatism or loss of vision. It is important to discuss the benefits and risks of LASIK with your eye doctor.
Although there are risks involved, LASIK surgery has a very high rate of success. The majority of people with nearsightedness develop at least 20/25 vision following the surgery. However, the rate of effectiveness is dependent upon your type of refraction error and the level of severity. In some cases, your vision may improve shortly after surgery only to regress to your previous vision levels. You may need a follow-up with a LASIK enhancement surgery.
Contact Our Optometrists in Houston, TX
If you struggle with near or farsightedness, an optometrist will need to conduct an eye exam to determine your level of refraction. After the exam, we can discuss the available options to correct your vision and decide if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
If you live in the Houston area and need eye care services, contact our team at Pearland Eye Care for an appointment today! We offer comprehensive services including pre- and post-operative care for patients who choose to undergo LASIK surgery. We can work in conjunction with the LASIK surgery center and can provide evaluations and referrals. If you are looking for a full-service optometry practice to care for your family’s vision needs, call Pearland Eye Care Center today at (713) 991-4100.