LASIK Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a LASIK candidate?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Can Dr. Wise give me the vision of my dreams?” or “Is LASIK right for me?” Following your LASIK consultation, Dr. Wise can tell you for certain if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery.

Who is NOT a candidate for LASIK?

LASIK laser vision correction is not for everyone. Certain factors, such as corneal thickness or the strength of your eyeglass prescription, determine whether or not you may be a candidate. That is why, before any vision correction procedure is performed, our eye care professionals will conduct a detailed examination to determine your candidacy. Based on the results of those tests, Dr. Wise will recommend the vision correction option best suited for you.

What happens during the procedure?

All LASIK procedures begin with the creation of a flap in the cornea, followed by a laser treatment that takes place under that flap. The traditional method of creating a corneal flap involves a hand-held device called a microkeratome for this important first step of the procedure. Following the creation of the flap, a laser is used to reshape the eye for vision correction.

Does LASIK hurt?

The LASIK procedure is virtually pain-free. You will be given a mild sedative to help you relax and special drops to numb your eyes. Some patients may feel a slight pressure during the procedure, but this is normal and will not last following your surgery. Many patients feel nothing at all.

Is LASIK effective?

Recent advances, such as wavefront diagnostics and iris registration, make the LASIK procedure safer and more precise. Iris registration compensates for eye movement to maintain precise alignment during treatment. Wavefront diagnostic technology measures an eye’s imperfection with many times the precision of standard methods. The same technology that was originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes for viewing distant objects in space is now being used to produce very precise maps of the eye.

This is important because like fingerprints, no two eyes are alike. Dr. Wise can transfer the detail provided by a wavefront map to the laser and offer a more precise custom LASIK procedure to correct a particular eye’s unique imperfections. She offers wavefront technology because precision diagnostics lead to precise results.

Dr. Wise performs LASIK procedures at a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Moore dedicated to eye surgery only.

When will my vision return to normal?

The results of LASIK can be witnessed almost immediately after the procedure, and normally, complete vision returns in less than a week. In a matter of days, you will be able to return to your normal activities with clearer sight and greater confidence!

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