Choose Us for Premier LASIK Surgery in Ogden, UT
Laser procedures have made significant improvements in the treatment of eye disorders, so many patients no longer have to depend on glasses and contact lenses for vision correction. At Country Hills Eye Center, we are pleased to be a part of this ever-evolving industry. Our LASIK eye surgery procedures in Ogden, UT are helping people lead more active and convenient lives.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a procedure that reshapes the cornea. The surgeon follows a set of steps in order to ensure success, including:
- The surgeon uses a laser to create a flap. The surgeon then carefully lifts the flap. With extreme precision, a laser will remove small amounts of corneal tissue.
- Using the “cool” laser, the surgeon sends pulses of UV light to reshape the cornea.
- The flap is repositioned once the cornea has been reshaped.
What Conditions Can LASIK Treat?
Lasik provides the opportunity of clear sight to countless numbers of people unable to live the lives they want due to vision abnormalities. LASIK can treat the following:
How is the Recovery Process?
Patients usually recover very quickly from a LASIK procedure due to the cornea’s extraordinary ability to heal. Our LASIK surgery in Odgen, UT is performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately one-half hour. The surgeon will apply an anesthetic “eye drop” to ensure a painless process.
Following the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort, although this is usually alleviated with medication. The vast majority of patients experience significant improvement in their sight within the first 24 hours.
Patients may experience the following during the first few weeks following LASIK:
- Fluctuating/blurred vision
- Night vision difficulties
- Dry Eye
These usually resolve but can occasionally persist. Generally, patients are able to return to work and resume most of their normal activities a day after surgery.
What Are the Expected Results?
The decision to undergo a LASIK procedure is a personal one. Before undergoing LASIK, it is important to know the risks involved and to have realistic expectations.
Keep in mind: our LASIK eye surgery in Ogden, UT can drastically improve (but not perfect) your vision; LASIK can’t fix presbyopia—an aging of the eye that typically requires people to use reading glasses. Although many of these patients may choose monovision. Patients over 40 may need to continue to wear reading glasses.
Who Are the Best LASIK Candidates?
LASIK is ideal for individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 21 or older whose corneas are healthy
- Prescription hasn’t changed significantly within past year
- Don’t suffer from certain medical conditions
- Are not pregnant
What Is the First Step?
When considering LASIK, a FREE LASIK screening appointment is recommended to determine whether or not LASIK is right for you.
It is important that all contact lens wearers be out of their contacts for three weeks before their comprehensive eye exam. If LASIK isn’t right for you, there are other procedures that may be better suited to you and your vision.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for LASIK eye surgery in Ogden, UT, contact us at (801) 399-1149.