Montrose Eye Care
Optometrists located in Houston, TX
LASIK is a form of laser refractive surgery that can correct common vision complications such as astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Paul Lovero specializes in providing his patients with high-quality LASIK eye surgery to improve their vision. In Houston, Texas, Dr. Lovero strives to help his patients see the world with the best vision possible. Call or book online to visit the Montrose Eye Care team.
LASIK Q & A
What is LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure using a laser beam to reshape your cornea, the transparent layer forming the front of your eye. This refractive surgery corrects common vision complications like nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism, and may involve removal of corneal tissue.
During a thorough discussion and a non-invasive, comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Lovero will determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
The exam includes pupil dilation, a prescription measurement, and a tear-film test to check for dry eyes. Specific laser eye surgery tests to measure your cornea and note the thickness and curvature will help Dr. Lovero to determine if LASIK surgery will help you.
During the surgery, the ophthalmologist utilizes computer technology to adjust the laser for your prescription. You’ll look at the target laser for a short time as it sends pulses of light to reshape your cornea, correcting and improving your vision.
You’ll need follow-up visits afterward for the doctor to determine how well your eyes are healing. The day after your procedure, you’ll likely have your first follow-up visit where Dr. Lovero will carefully examine your corneas and inquire about the first phase of the recovery period.
While you may feel mild irritation, almost as if there’s an eyelash in your eye, you shouldn’t feel pain or severe discomfort. Follow-up visits are your chance to discuss how you’re recovering, and how well the LASIK treatment has worked for you.
Rest assured that Dr. Lovero and the Montrose Eye Care team will manage and monitor your progress from consultation to maintenance after your procedure.
Will I be a good candidate for LASIK?
A good candidate for LASIK eye surgery will be:
- Over age 18
- Able to lie flat, face up, for the duration of the procedure
- Free from eye diseases or other underlying eye health complications
- Able to keep the eye being treated accurately fixed on a set point of light for a minute or two to ensure best results
What are the benefits of LASIK?
The benefits of LASIK eye surgery are:
- the quick recovery time
- a fast, outpatient procedure
- effective restoration of vision
For a few weeks following your LASIK procedure, you must refrain from wearing contact lenses. Dr. Lovero and the Montrose Eye Care team will make sure you’re fully informed and prepared for these steps towards improving your vision. Call or book your LASIK consultation online.