LASIK eye surgery is the most common type of surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At International Eyecare Center our optometrists provide both 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.
FREE LASIK CONSULTATION
IEC offers a FREE, no obligation LASIK eye evaluation to determine whether you are a LASIK candidate and provide you an opportunity to ask questions. During this evaluation, you will:
- Have your eyes tested to learn if you are a candidate
- Learn about Lasik and understand how you can benefit
- Find out the cost of your procedure and about convenient payment options
EVAULATION AND REFERRAL
Once it has been determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, we will discuss the pricing and type of procedure best for you. Our staff will contact the LASIK center we work with on an ongoing basis to schedule your procedure.
Your eyesight will return quickly, and recovery times are often fast after LASIK eye surgery. However, it is important to follow up with us to ensure that your eyes are healing properly and to discuss any discomfort you may be experiencing. Our optometrists are experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the Procedure Painful? The procedure itself is almost completely painless! You are awake during the entire procedure, however your eye is completely anaesthetized with drops. Your eyelid is held open with a special instrument called a speculum. While the flap is being created, you may feel some pressure on your eye.
How Quickly Can I Return to Normal Activities? We recommend that you sleep for about five hours following your procedure. Your eyes may be itchy and watery. Quick healing will occur while asleep. Most patients are able to return to work within 24 hours of their procedure. Reading can be a bit of a challenge for the first week following your procedure. There is a two to four week period in which we request that you wear goggles during showering, refrain from wearing eye make-up and stay away from very dusty, dirty environments.
What if I am a Contact Lens Wearer? All contact lenses somewhat alter the curvature of the cornea. Contact lenses must be removed prior to your initial consultation as well as before your procedure, allowing your cornea to return to its natural state. The type of lenses that you wear will determine the amount of time needed. This will be discussed with you when you book your consultation.
What is Required From Me Following My Procedure? You are required to be examined the next day after your procedure. Our surgeons require an examination at day seven (7) following Lasik. You will then be seen at one month, three month, six month and twelve-month periods. Most patient’s vision is considered stable by the time of their six-month visit. Beyond this, visits are scheduled as deemed necessary by your optometrist. It is extremely important that you return to IEC for your annual checkup to assure that, through our continuing technological advances, you continue with good eye health.
Can I Have Both Eyes Treated on the Same Day? Most patients choose to have both eyes done on the same day. However, patients do have the option of having only one eye treated at a time.
Is My Night Vision Going to be Affected? In the initial 3-6 month period following your procedure it is normal to have some night glare due to the healing process. This is temporary. If you have very large pupils and the surgeon feels there may be some focus problems at dusk, this will be discussed with you at your consultation.
What Type of Glasses Might I Need After the Procedure? Glasses for distance should not be required. Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will discuss the potential need for reading glasses. After your procedure, glasses should only be necessary for reading if you are beyond age 40.