Is Laser Eye Surgery Right for You?
Laser eye surgery is an elective procedure that helps reduce your lens prescription. We can determine if you’re a candidate with a laser eye surgery consultation.
Our consultation process is quick, comprehensive, and can determine if your eyes can undergo surgery safely. Each aspect of our consultations is tailored to your needs, and once you have the surgery, we’ll help manage your recovery process so you achieve the best results possible.
Breaking Down Consultations & Co-Management
Before you can have eye surgery, you’ll first have a consultation to determine how safe the surgery is for you and which surgery would be right for your needs. Consultations are, quite simply, an eye exam designed to determine if surgery is right for you.
It’s important to note that laser eye surgery doesn’t guarantee 20/20 vision. Some patients still need glasses or contacts after their surgery, but laser eye surgery could reduce your prescription level. That said, many patients report 20/20 or 20/40 vision after their appointment.
During the eye exam, we’ll look for various eye issues that can inhibit your candidacy, including:
- Dry eyes
- Frequent eye infections
- Eye conditions like keratoconus
- Health conditions
- Overly large pupils
Following the consultation, we’ll refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist to perform the surgery.
Co-management helps ensure your eyes heal properly after the surgery. We’ll book a series of follow-up appointments with you at our clinic and monitor your eyes as you heal.
You may experience a few side effects after the surgery, but these are normal and should go away within a few weeks. However, if you find that your symptoms aren’t decreasing or are becoming worse with time, please call us immediately.
Some of these symptoms include:
- Dry eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Halos around lights
- Blurry vision
- General eye discomfort
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common vision correcting procedure in the United States. It can help correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
An ophthalmologist begins the process by using a numbing agent on your eyes. After, they’ll make an incision in the outermost layer of your cornea and create a flap. Folding the flap on its hinge, your ophthalmologist then reshapes the underlying corneal tissue with an excimer laser to improve your vision.
After reshaping the tissue, your ophthalmologist places the flap back in its original position, which will heal on its own. Our eye care team at Bonita Point Family Optometry will then co-manage your healing process.
Are You Ready to Laser a Path to Clearer Vision?
We can’t wait to help you find the vision you deserve! Start today by booking your consultation with our team, and we can help determine if laser eye surgery is right for you.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed