Vision Quest – Answers About Eye Care
We at Beach Eye Care expect and want you to ask questions about your eyes. It’s important for you to completely understand how we work and how we can help you achieve better vision. Listed below are some of the questions people most frequently ask. By all means, if you have other questions, please call us and ask. We are more than happy to take the time to answer your questions.
Learn the answers to all your LASIK questions.
The Beach Eye Care team will inform you about risks and potential complications associated with LASIK at your presurgical exam and in a written informed consent, ranging from very minor, short-term discomfort to serious complications, which are rare. We will also tell you what you can do to avoid some of these risks. Fortunately, the incidence of serious complications is low in the hands of a competent surgeon and the latest in laser vision correction technology.
When an enhancement procedure is performed, the corneal flap will not need to be re-created. Instead, the surgeon, using a specialized instrument, gently lifts the preexisting flap and performs the additional laser treatment. Recovery time will usually be similar to that of the original procedure. You will not be charged an additional fee for such enhancement surgery within the first year. Enhancement procedures can also be performed years later if your eyesight changes over time with minimal fees.
Some patients may find LASIK or PRK an appropriate option following procedures like radial keratotomy (RK), and find success as long as the patient’s vision is relatively stable and there is no significant corneal scarring or epithelial debris in the incisions.
Patients who have had a corneal transplant may also see enhanced results with LASIK or PRK, especially those who developed a high degree of astigmatism as a result of the prior surgery. A clear corneal transplant will allow good vision only if it has a relatively round surface. Laser vision correction can smooth out astigmatic curves in the cornea.
Common questions about contact lenses.
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Here are some of the most common things we hear from our new contact wearers: