• Vision after LASIK eye surgery

Your Vision After Lasik

Laser vision cor­rec­tion is gen­er­al­ly pain­less  for the major­i­ty of patients, while some may have minor  dis­com­fort .  After LASIK surgery, improve­ment of vision starts quick­ly as most patients will  expe­ri­ence major improve­ment with­in forty-eight (48) hours.

The major­i­ty of my LASIK surgery patients  are able to enjoy 20/40 or bet­ter vision overnight.  Imme­di­ate­ly after the pro­ce­dure, it is com­mon to feel  some minor dis­com­fort  such as the sen­sa­tion  hav­ing an eye­lash in the eye is nor­mal and to be expect­ed the day of the pro­ce­dure.

Your first fol­low-up vis­it is sched­uled for the fol­low­ing day after the pro­ce­dure. Eye drops are used for 6 to 10 days, and pro­tec­tive eye-shields are rec­om­mend­ed for 2 nights. Visu­al recov­ery is slow­er after PRK, and func­tion­al vision is achieved after 3 to 5 days, after which point the recov­ery con­tin­ues on a dai­ly basis over the fol­low­ing weeks.

Is Laser Vision Cor­rec­tion per­ma­nent?

Laser vision cor­rec­tion results in a per­ma­nent change to the shape of the cornea. How­ev­er, laser vision cor­rec­tion will not pre­vent age relat­ed con­di­tions such as pres­by­opia (the need for read­ing glass­es), cataracts, or glau­co­ma. These con­di­tions would still be treat­ed in their nor­mal man­ner.

Yes, You Can  have both eyes treat­ed the same day

You can have lasik  treat­ment  done on both eyes on the same day. This has proven to be just as safe and effec­tive as hav­ing the surgery done one eye at a time. Same day treat­ments on both eyes also adds con­ve­nience, a  quick­er total  visu­al recov­ery, and takes  less time away from your  work.

July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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