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University Vision Centre wants you to have the best level of vision possible. Many of our patients are interested in LASIK, a type of eye surgery that allows for improvement of vision so much so that many patients no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses. If you are thinking about LASIK or just want to know if this is the type of treatment is an option, come in to see our team. We offer co-management and consultation services in our offices in El Paso.
LASIK, or Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileuses, is a type of refractive surgery. It is the most common laser eye procedure available to improve the quality of vision. This surgical procedure is often used to treat hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism. Generally, this procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete. And, it does not cause the patient any pain. As a result, it is a very beneficial procedure for many men and women who currently wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The process of LASIK begins in our office. When you come in to see your optometrist team at University Vision Centre, we'll conduct a thorough vision screening and eye exam. This consultation helps us to know if you qualify for this procedure. If so, we'll then work with Dr. Paul Gulbas, MD and New Vision Laser Center of El Paso to complete the surgical procedure.
The day of your appointment, your surgeon will use a tool to create a thin flap in the cornea. This flap is pulled back just enough to expose the underlying cornea. This is called the stroma. At this point, the surgeon is able to make changes to the shape of that lens. By removing some of the corneal tissue and reshaping the eye, it is possible to improve vision to what is often a normal or 20/20 level or better. The amount of tissue removed is very minimal. Once the proper amount is removed, the cornea flap created is folded back into place over the eye.
Most people will need to rest for a bit before going home. A slight burning may occur but this passes within a few minutes. You can expect to have blurry vision and some hazy in your vision right after your procedure. This will improve in about a day while your vision stabilizes. Most people are able to resume normal activities the next day, but some may need a bit more time to heal. You'll come back to see us for a postoperative appointment in the following days.
Learn more about LASIK and how it can work for you. We can help arrange the financing in some cases. We offer the best laser technology including WAVEFRONT technology, iLASIK, and EPI-LASIK, including bladeless, all-laser LASIK. Contact us for an appointment at 915-533-1811.
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