Laser Vision Correction

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Nearsightedness (myopia), Farsightedness (hyperopia) and Astigmatism are visual disorders in which one’s eye cannot focus well enough to see clearly. They require people to depend on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK and PRK are laser procedures that reshape the surface of the eye in order to correctly focus vision. For the right candidate, these procedures decrease and often eliminate one’s need for glasses or contact lenses. The procedures take just a few minutes. They are FDA approved, painless and have a safety record virtually unsurpassed among cosmetic procedures.
Most laser centers don’t spend the necessary time to ensure the safety of those who undergo surgery. At Long Island Eye Surgeons you will get the time and attention you deserve. Our experienced surgeons have been performing the surgeries since the technology was developed. To see if you’re a candidate and which laser procedure is best for you, simply make an appointment for a free evaluation. There is no obligation. You’ll be personally examined by one of our surgeons and given an in depth evaluation. We are meticulous in our approach to laser surgery. We are highly selective in choosing candidates for these procedures. This has led to our exceptional success rate.

Am I a candidate?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. When you come in for an evaluation, your eyes will be examined to determine whether LASIK or another refractive procedure is appropriate for you, and whether you are at risk for any complications.

The ideal LASIK candidate:
  • Is over 18 years old;
  • Has had stable vision for at least six months;
  • Has a healthy cornea thick enough for a flap;
  • Has refractive error(s) that fall within the treatable range;
  • Does not have a disease or condition that could impair the procedure or healing process;
  • Has been educated about the procedure including its risks and benefits.
  • Understands that the goal of surgery is to improve vision and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
  • During your consultation, your surgeon will review your eyesight and discuss whether LASIK is right for you.
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The Procedure

During the procedure, a device called a microkeratome or laser creates a thin flap in the surface of the cornea. Patients are given anesthesia so they can’t feel the instruments. The flap is then lifted and an excimer laser beam reshapes the cornea’s curvature to improve vision. The flap is then closed and covered with a protective contact lens.

The entire procedure takes only 15-30 minutes per eye, and patients are often ready to leave within an hour or two. The flap heals on its own within a few days with no need for stitches.

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