Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery Co-Management

LASIK is an acronym for laser assisted in situ keratomileuses and is commonly referred to simply as laser eye surgery. Lasik is one type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

In Lasik surgery, an eye surgeon uses a special laser for the precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue. The procedure reshapes the cornea and permanently changes its focusing power, typically eliminating the need for eyeglasses or contacts.

Am I a good candidate for laser vision correction?

After a consultation and eye examination at Van’s Eyecare, Dr. Ken Van Amerongen will determine if you are a good candidate for Lasik vision correction. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism are potential candidates for corrective laser surgery. Good candidates are at least 18 years of age, have eyes free from retinal problems, no corneal scars, and no other eye diseases.

Call Dr. Van Amerongen today to arrange a consultation and exam to learn if Lasik surgery is the right choice for you.

What is Lasik Co-Management?

 LASIK Eye Surgery Co-Management combines the best of your Loveland Optometrist and the Ophthalmologist. As a professional partner with the ophthalmologist who performs the surgery, Dr. Van has been trained in all aspects of the procedure. He will ensure that you are well prepared for the surgery and that you understand your surgical options. Additionally he will provide you with all the necessary pre-op exams and preparations, plus any required post-op care for up to 12 months following the surgery.

If you’re thinking about Lasik, start at Van’s Eyecare.

Will I still need glasses or contact lenses after Lasik?

Loveland eye doctorUsually someone who has undergone Lasik surgery will no longer need to wear eyeglasses or contacts. The goal of refractive surgery with Lasik is to reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes a patient may need prescription glasses to help with night vision while driving. It’s also possible that your vision will change as you age, at which time you may need reading glasses.

How soon after LASIK surgery will my vision be noticeably better?

Your new, corrected vision will be noticeable as soon as a few hours after surgery. Most patients find the change is permanent within a few days. About three percent of patients do not have fully-corrected vision after their Lasik procedure. In all or nearly all cases, the physician in charge will perform an additional Lasik procedure to improve this.

 

Call Dr. Van Amerongen today to arrange a consultation and exam to learn if Lasik laser eye surgery is the right choice for you.