Bulls Eye Care
Optometrist located in South Tampa, Tampa, FL
LASIK eye surgery is the top choice for refractive surgery, and you should consider it if you no longer want to wear glasses or contact lenses for clear vision. At Bulls Eye Care in Tampa, Florida, Dennis Garcia, OD, will closely work with you and top-rated LASIK surgeons to assure the best surgical outcome. All pre-operative and post-operative eye care can be conveniently performed in our South Tampa office.
LASIK Q & A
What is LASIK?
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgery that can correct vision problems while minimizing or eliminating your need for corrective devices like contact lenses or glasses.
A cornea with normal curvature refracts light directly onto your retina, which is located at the back of your eye. If this curvature is off, the light doesn’t reflect directly onto the retina, and your vision is blurry. LASIK surgery corrects the curvature, so light travels to the right place.
Am I a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
There are lots of details to consider during the planning portion for LASIK surgery, and not everyone is a great candidate. Sometimes, it’s safer to continue using glasses or contact lenses or considering different procedures with similar outcomes.
LASIK surgery may be a good option for you if you:
- Have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- Have stable vision with a prescription that doesn’t change quickly
- Don’t have dry eyes
- Don’t have any long-term eye conditions (like glaucoma or cataracts)
- Have no active eye infections
- Don’t have diabetes
- Don’t experience chronic pain
If you don’t know much about LASIK or if you haven’t decided for certain whether you want to get it, Dr. Garcia can discuss its benefits, drawbacks, potential complications, and recovery details with you.
How should I prepare for LASIK surgery?
Your first step in preparing for LASIK eye surgery is to come to Bulls Eye Care for an exam and consultation with Dr. Garcia to make sure you’re a good candidate. Dr. Garcia will take precise eye measurements and evaluate your vision and eye health.
As you approach the date of your LASIK surgery appointment, Dr. Garcia suggests following these instructions:
- Arrange a ride to and home from the office
- Don’t wear makeup to your appointment
- Clean your eyelashes every day leading up to the surgery
- Stop wearing contact lenses for a few weeks (you may still wear glasses)
- Ask any questions you have during the consultation
You’ll also receive instructions for LASIK surgery aftercare ahead of time, so you know what to expect and how to prepare your home for recovery. Your vision will return soon after the procedure, but it takes 2-3 months for your vision to stabilize completely.
If you’re interested in correcting your vision problems with LASIK eye surgery, call Bulls Eye Care or request an appointment online today.