Sure, you can just continue to wear your eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. But at Dr. Shipley & Associates, we also offer an exciting and more permanent solution. Gualala LASIK surgery has a success rate of over 90% and is done in a single outpatient session, taking just a few minutes per eye. It’s effective and safe.
No conventional cutting, no stitches, and no bandages. That probably doesn’t sound like surgery, and the good news is that our Gualala LASIK is done with the help of lasers. Prior to starting the procedure, you will have your eyes numbed with anesthetic eye drops. A small flap of your cornea is opened and peeled back. The corneal tissue is then reshaped, after which the flap is closed and sealed. That’s all there is to our Gualala LASIK. You may notice some eye dryness when you leave our office. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural. You will be given special eye drops to address it and also to prevent the possibility of infection. Some blurriness to your vision can occur for the first day or two, but healing is generally very quick. In fact, it is likely that you will experience an improvement in your vision by the next day. Some people even notice it later the same day as the surgery. At minimum, you will find that you rely far less on your corrective lenses. And if you’re lucky, you will be able to discard them entirely. Perhaps best of all, as changes to your vision continue to occur over the years, this laser eye procedure can be updated to meet your new requirements.
It is not hard to see why our Gualala LASIK is so popular. Is it the right choice for you? Find out by calling us and booking a consultation and examination.