If you want to improve your vision permanently and stop relying so heavily on your eyeglasses or contact lenses, we at Dr. Shipley & Associates can help. LASIK is the gold standard in laser eye surgery and vision correction, but did you know that there are innovations and advancements even within LASIK itself? It’s all designed to give you the best vision possible and the most comfortable and effective experience.
Standard LASIK done by our Rohnert Park eye surgeon is a simple, safe, and very successful procedure, with as many as 98% of them yielding positive results. In addition, there are state-of-the-art options that include Wavefront LASIK, which utilizes 3-D measurements to promote greater precision in vision correction. There is also a procedure that uses two lasers, in order to achieve 20/20 vision and allow you to totally discard your corrective lenses. Also, there is all-laser LASIK, in which all mechanical tools and blades are completely eliminated. Our Rohnert Park eye surgeon is committed to staying on top of the very latest in laser vision correction technology to serve you best. A simple exam and consultation at our office will determine if you are a good candidate for one or more of these procedures. And if you are qualified, the procedure itself, regardless of which option, will be done under local anesthetic via medicated eye drops. LASIK is outpatient and takes very little time. You will probably notice significant improvement in your vision the very next day or even later the same day as surgery. After the procedure, you will require no stitches or bandages because of the advantages of lasers.
Most patients are able to benefit from one of these LASIK options. You should be at least 18 years old, with no past or present corneal disease, and your current prescription lenses will need to be within certain limits. Our Rohnert Park eye surgeon will go over all the details and answer all of your questions. Call us to book an appointment.