ClearSight Answers: How Long Does Lasik Take?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
ClearSight LASIK, based in Oklahoma City, OK, has published an article, titled How Long Does LASIK Take. In addition to explaining how long a LASIK procedure may be expected to last, it also offers certain insights into other aspects of the process. The article goes into detail about what to expect before, during and after a LASIK procedure.
According to the clinic, LASIK has had a significant impact on how patients perceive the world. Refractive error sufferers are no longer limited to using glasses or contact lenses. LASIK and other laser eye surgeries allow people who would typically require corrective eyeglasses to see clearly on their own. Myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and, to some extent, the requirement for reading glasses can all be treated by LASIK (presbyopia). However, many people considering LASIK may find the thought of receiving laser treatment to be disconcerting. Fortunately, the clinic will ensure that all of the patient's LASIK inquiries are addressed and that they are comfortable with their decision to have laser vision correction.
Patients who are prepared for the treatment feel more at ease and confident about it. One of the most frequent inquiries the clinic receives is how long the LASIK surgery takes. To the surprise of some, the actual LASIK (LASER-assisted in situ keratomileusis) operation is fairly quick. The actual laser correction only lasts for 20–120 seconds of the treatment, which typically takes less than 10 minutes per eye.
Beginning with the initial, complimentary consultation, patients begin preparing for the LASIK treatment. The skilled team at ClearSight will conduct an ocular analysis during this thorough yet delicate eye examination to provide the eye doctor with vital information about the patient's eyes. One of the doctors will perform a physical eye exam, followed by a thorough medical history of the patient's eyes and overall eye health. The initial exam will use the clinic's state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and the team will be able to tell the patient precisely if LASIK or another vision correction procedure is ideal for their needs. The eye specialist will then review the examination findings, determine whether the patient is a suitable candidate for LASIK vision correction, and recommend courses of action for improved vision.
On the day of the LASIK procedure, the patients will be in ClearSight's Oklahoma City office for about two hours. Even though the actual LASIK treatment only takes a few minutes, the rest of the time will be spent completing patient forms, preparing for the procedure, and recovering after it is complete. All LASIK patients have a somewhat unique corneal curvature. As a result, each person's cornea's natural shape will need to be reshaped. The article provides more information about how the procedure is done.
A patient’s eyes will be examined right after the procedure, and they will receive detailed instructions on how to take care of themselves while they're recuperating. Once the patient has received their prescription eye drops and the eye surgeon feels that they are recovering well, the patient can leave the office. Although initial healing starts right away, it is advised that they allow the eyes enough time to rest during the first several hours after the procedure. Many patients see vision improvement immediately following their treatment, and most will see even greater outcomes the next morning. The day after the LASIK treatment, a patient will have a follow-up visit with their surgeon to see how their vision is doing. Most LASIK patients can go back to work the following day.
ClearSight has been committed to helping the people of Oklahoma and beyond since 1994. From the beginning, they made it their mission to provide everyone who enters their clinic with clear vision and freedom from having to wear contact lenses or glasses. The team of board-certified surgeons and highly qualified medical staff (with decades of combined experience) are committed to making sure that their patients’ LASIK experience is transformative. The clinic also has such confidence in their work that if a patient does not achieve 20/20 vision or greater, they will refund the entire cost of the procedure.
Those interested in learning more about the services provided by ClearSight LASIK may visit the clinic’s website to get started. They can also be contacted via phone or email for further inquiries.
For more information about ClearSight LASIK, contact the company here:
7101 Northwest Expy Suite 335
Oklahoma City, OK 73132