LASIK surgery is a safe and effective way of correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Our doctors at Brookside Optometric Group provide LASIK consultation, candidacy evaluation, as well as all pre- and post-operative care.
What is LASIK?
Focusing errors in your eye are caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, which is the front surface of the eye. As light passes through the cornea, the light is focused and passed to the retina through a process called refraction. In patients with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, the irregularly shaped cornea distorts the light as it passes through, creating a blurry image.
LASIK surgery involves carefully sculpting the cornea with a micro-precision laser, correcting the imperfections and changing the eye’s focusing power. This process is safe, effective, and can forever remove the need for glasses or contact lenses!
Brookside Optometric Group tests all LASIK candidates with our OCULUS Pentacam scanner. This quick and painless test provides the doctor with a 360° image of the corneal structure in your eye, which is the only way to determine that the LASIK procedure is safe for you. With other providers, this test is done at the surgical center just prior to surgery. By performing the test ahead of time we can eliminate last-minute surprises for our patients. Brookside Optometric Group is the only optometric practice in Northern California with this testing equipment in-house.
In addition to determining whether the procedure is safe for you, our doctors will discuss whether the procedure is right for you. Will the surgery achieve the level of correction you’re looking for? Will you be happy with the results? Is it worth the financial investment? With years of experience to draw from, your doctor will help you decide if this is the right option for you, without pressure or a sales pitch.
The Surgical ProcedureThe LASIK procedure is performed at an outpatient laser surgery center, which will be chosen in consultation with your doctor. All preoperative care will be completed at Brookside Optometric Group prior to your surgery date. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes. Your Brookside Optometric Group doctor will discuss further details with you prior to your surgery date.
Postoperative CareAll postoperative followup visits will be at Brookside Optometric Group, on a schedule determined by your surgeon. Typically, post-op visits begin the day after surgery, and continue for 6 to 12 months. During these visits we’ll evaluate the surgical outcome and answer any questions you may have about your vision and recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK
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