Lasik Eye Surgery Pre & Post Operation Care

Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you experiencing blurred vision and want a more permanent solution than using eyeglasses or contact lenses? If so, you should consider undergoing LASIK eye surgery. This procedure can permanently improve your vision by correcting refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our optometry team at Karns Vision in Knoxville, TN, offers pre- and post-op eye care for people undergoing LASIK surgery. Learn more about LASIK and how we can help ensure healthy eyes and vision below.

Lasik Eye Surgery

How LASIK Works

LASIK surgery is a procedure done by an ophthalmologist to correct vision errors and improve your eyesight. Your ophthalmologist uses a specialized laser to reshape your cornea. This section of your eye is integral for focusing light entering the eye. Your ophthalmologist can alter the curve of your cornea by removing a small amount of corneal tissue with the laser. Doing this enables light to focus directly on the retina for clearer vision.

Determining Your Candidacy for LASIK

Before LASIK surgery, a comprehensive eye exam by a qualified optometrist is essential. Our optometrist will examine your eye health, corneal thickness, and tear production. These aspects of your eyes are crucial for determining your candidacy for LASIK surgery. People with thin corneas, underlying eye conditions like dry eye syndrome, or unstable prescriptions are not good candidates for LASIK.

During the pre-operative consultation, our optometrist will discuss the risks and benefits of LASIK in detail. They will also provide you with pre-operative instructions, which may include discontinuing contact lens wear and avoiding certain medications. Be sure to follow these instructions to ensure the safety and efficacy of your eye surgery.

Post-Operative Care for Desired Results

Quality aftercare following LASIK eye surgery is vital for healing and successful vision correction. Our eye doctors will provide detailed post-operative instructions that you must follow diligently. These may include using prescribed eye drops, wearing protective eye shields while sleeping, and avoiding strenuous activities or swimming pools for a time after surgery. Taking proper care of your eyes before and after LASIK significantly reduces the risk of complications, helping ensure you achieve the best results possible.

Visit Our Eye Doctors at Karns Vision for Quality Eye Care Today

LASIK can be a life-changing procedure for many people, so contact Karns Vision in Knoxville, TN, if you are considering this surgery. Our optometry team can evaluate your eyes to determine your candidacy for LASIK and provide pre- and post-op eye care to ensure desired results. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (865) 247-7715 to let us guide you through the LASIK process.

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