What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) surgery is the most commonly performed laser vision corrective procedure in the United States.
What does it treat?
Lasik can be performed to treat Myopia, Astigmatism and Hyperopia. This is accomplished by reshaping the cornea with the use of an excimer laser.
How long does it take?
Lasik is an outpatient procedure that typically takes only a few minutes of actual surgery time.
How long is recovery time?
You can typically expect to be back to your daily routine in a matter of 2 to 3 days.
Are you a good candidate?
There are many factors that are used to determine whether or not Lasik is right for you. In general, some of these factors would include: optimal eye and overall health, stabilized glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions, and a structurally sound cornea. Since our eyes continue to grow and change just as our bodies do during childhood, most candidates are not eligible for Lasik until the age of 18 to 21.
Schedule your consultation today to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK
At OptimEyes, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Mujahid Saeed offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses that latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At OptimEyes, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Saeed performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once Dr. Saeed has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at 630-359-3597 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Villa Park office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Saeed is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call 630-359-3597 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
Advantages of LASIK
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call OptimEyes today at 630-359-3597.
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