An Overview of LASIK Surgery from Lawrence Eye Care Associates, P.A.
In the past decades, eye care has made profound leaps, this has led to the formation of new treatment options that can drastically improve someone’s quality of life. One of the treatment options that people might want is called LASIK, often also called laser eye surgery. When it comes to this novel treatment option, there are a few important points that everyone should know. At Lawrence Eye Care Associates, P.A., we are proud to be led by Bilal Farhat, Michael L. Mulhern, and Mary Pat Lange. We provide eye care to everyone in Ottawa, Topeka, and Lawrence, KS.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is a procedure that can be performed to correct refractive errors that have caused someone to require glasses or contacts. Some of the most common issues that LASIK surgery can correct include myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. While many people get along just fine with glasses and contacts, some people might get tired of looking through cloudy lenses or replacing their contacts every two weeks. In this situation, LASIK surgery can be helpful.
During LASIK surgery, an eye surgeon will use a tool called a microkeratome to create a flap attached to the patient's cornea. Then, this flap will be used to reshape the cornea in a manner that will correct any refractive errors. While the idea of having laser eye surgery might be scary, the procedure is done in a matter of minutes and a trained doctor will be with you every step of the way.
Who Can Have LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is not for everyone. It is not recommended children have LASIK surgery because their eyes are still developing. This means that their eyes might change after the procedure, removing any benefits. Moreover, some people with extreme prescriptions might not be able to have LASIK surgery. This could require cutting too big of a flap, making the risk not worth the reward. Anyone who is interested in LASIK surgery should see a doctor with our team to make sure they qualify.
Contact Lawrence Eye Care Associates, P.A. Today to Make an Appointment
At Lawrence Eye Care Associates, P.A., we are proud to be led by Bilal Farhat, Michael L. Mulhern, and Mary Pat Lange. It is our job to provide an ophthalmologist to everyone in Ottawa, Topeka, and Lawrence, KS. We will do everything we can to make sure that your eyes are taken care of. Please give us a call at 785-841-2280 today to make an appointment with a friendly ophthalmologist in the local area!