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If clear, unrestricted vision was your reality, where would your eyes take you? Imagine the memories you'd make if you weren't busy looking for your glasses or cleaning them off when they get foggy. Would you be more active? Take a skiing trip? Enjoy more swimming in the ocean? Love your first cup of coffee as you gaze out at a clear, blue sky?

Just imagine the possibilities better vision could give you. You'd never have to remember to take your contacts out before going to bed again! Not to mention the extra savings on glasses or contact lenses.

At Campus Eye Center, we don't want you to miss a single vivid moment. That's why we make it easy to explore your LASIK eye surgery options to find out if LASIK is right for you, even if you have been denied the procedure in the past.

And if you decide LASIK is right for you, our board-certified physicians and eye surgery specialists are here to answer all your questions. Schedule a consultation with our experts at Campus Eye Center today to learn more.

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Lasik Eye Surgery Procedure

What Is LASIK?

LASIK is a brief outpatient procedure designed to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses significantly. We use a specially designed laser to reshape the cornea to improve or restore normal vision. This process involves advanced calculations and extreme precision to remove microscopic amounts of tissue with "cool" laser light. Dr. Givens has been performing LASIK here in Lancaster since the procedure was FDA-approved in the US in the 1990s.

While this procedure is popular to help correct vision issues in many adults, it is not for everyone. Understanding if you are a good candidate comes with the help of board-certified eye specialists. Speak to our experts at Campus Eye Center today and learn more about the LASIK procedure and how it may help you.

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Will LASIK Work for Me?

The success of LASIK surgery depends on many factors and is different for everyone. The only way to know if LASIK eye surgery could improve your vision is to have an evaluation with a skilled ophthalmologist. The doctors at Campus Eye Center will administer a series of tests to evaluate how you see now and check for any underlying eye disease that could affect your vision.

Even if a previous doctor told you that you weren't a good candidate for LASIK in the past, new advances in the field of LASIK have made it possible for many more people to benefit from the procedure today. If you've previously been denied LASIK, let our board-certified specialists give you another opinion!

Other Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery

Laser in situ keratomileuses, also known as LASIK, is a standard procedure that benefits many people with good eye health who want a more permanent vision improvement solution. Even though it is a routine procedure, many people have anxieties about what happens during LASIK eye surgery for vision correction.

At Campus Eye Center, our eye doctors want you to feel as comfortable as possible about your treatment options! You may have some questions about this procedure, and we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive to help you get some answers before you decide whether LASIK is right for you.

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Painful?

Typically, LASIK is not painful. Your doctor may give you medication to help you relax during the procedure, and you will likely receive eye drops to help numb your eyes. After the surgery, you may feel some stinging or discomfort in your eyes, but that should go away quickly.

How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Take?

Patients can expect the entire procedure to take about 20-30 minutes for both eyes, but actual time may vary between patients. Speak with your doctor for a more specific time frame for your procedure.

How Long Should I Expect My Recovery from LASIK to Take?

Healing time varies for each patient. After LASIK, you will need someone to drive you home, and you should not drive until you've been cleared in a follow-up appointment that usually occurs the next day. After this initial appointment, you may have another in about a week to ensure your eyes are healing correctly.

Depending on what your doctor decides is necessary for your specific case, they may have you schedule another follow-up. Talk to your doctor for a personalized healing timeline.

When Will I Notice Changes in My Vision from LASIK?

Following the Lasik eye surgery procedure, you may notice your vision is unclear. It is common for your eyes to feel extra sensitive to the light and feel a bit scratchy immediately after LASIK. Some patients describe their vision right after the surgery as equivalent to looking underwater, but this should only last a few hours.

Once your vision starts to clear, you should immediately begin to see things in the distance that you were previously unable to see. After a few days, any fuzziness or haziness in your vision should begin to stabilize, and you should start to enjoy the results of the surgery.

It is important to note that vision improves significantly after LASIK in many cases, but it is not always a permanent fix. Aging may eventually lead to you needing reading glasses or other corrective eyewear to see normally again. This natural process has nothing to do with how effective your LASIK surgery was years prior.

What Are Common Side Effects of LASIK Eye Surgery?

Once your procedure is done, you may experience some side effects. Side effects include increased risk of dry eyes, infection or inflammation of the eyes, and issues with the corneal flap during surgery. In rare cases, the surgery may cause over or under correction, leading to the need for corrective glasses, contact lenses, or in some cases, another surgery a few months later.

As with all surgeries or medical procedures, discuss any risks or concerns with your doctor to determine if Lasik is right for you before you have the surgery.

Can Pregnant People Get LASIK?

LASIK surgery is currently not recommended for pregnant people. The hormones present in the body during pregnancy may change the shape of your cornea or lens, making room for inaccuracies when determining the cornea shape for the surgery. Most doctors recommend waiting at least three months after your child is born to have the surgery performed so your eyes can go back to their normal state.

Campus Eye Center is an exceptional eye center with experienced eye doctors, Ophthalmogists and Optometrists, in Lancaster, PA.
We offer total vision care including contact lenses and revolutionary Lasik eye surgery at our eye and laser center.

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