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LASIK, the Vision Corrector
LASIK is a vision correction surgery that uses light energy to reshape your cornea and improve your sight. Using careful measurements, the highly accurate laser can improve your eyesight almost immediately. With LASIK eye surgery, you can reduce your need for expensive contact lenses and glasses by improving your vision.
LASIK surgery is a common procedure, with up to millions of patients undergoing LASIK vision correction every year. The primary goal of LASIK is to improve the performance of the cornea through precise manipulation of your corneal tissue.
Say goodbye to glasses and contacts with McAllen LASIK surgery from our vision specialists. Here at Gelman, each patient is treated with care and respect, and you can rely on our Rio Grande Valley care team to offer the eye care you need.
Rely on Advanced Technology: The WaveLight Refractive Suite
At Gelman Vision, we are proud to offer our patients LASIK eye surgery with the WaveLight Refractive Suite. Developed by the #1 global leader in eye care and relied on by surgeons around the world, the WaveLight system allows our team to provide state-of-the-art treatments tailored to your vision needs.
You can rely on the vision doctors at Gelman Vision to treat your vision problems with the most advanced technology available. Come to us for high-quality care.
What to Expect From Your LASIK Procedure
Measuring Your Eye
Every eye is uniquely shaped. The first step in the LASIK surgery procedure is to measure your eye.
Creating a Flap
To improve healing and comfort following surgery, the FS200 Femtosecond Laser utilizes the specific measurement of your eye to laser-cut a flap, rather than relying on manual cutting methods.
Correcting Your Vision
With a personalized treatment plan from your eye surgeon, the EX500 Excimer Laser corrects your vision by gently reshaping your cornea.
Returning the Flap
After the laser has completed its task, the flap is laid back in place, allowing healing to begin.
Seeing the Difference
Downtime is minimal, and you can return to your normal routine in just a few days!
Stop Wearing Contacts and Glasses With LASIK Surgery at Gelman Vision!
Before improving your vision with laser eye surgery, you’ll need an evaluation to find out if it’s the best option for you. Every person is unique, and laser eye surgery may not be right for everyone. You can rely on our knowledgeable staff and experienced LASIK surgeon to find the right treatment for you. Schedule a free LASIK consultation appointment with our Rio Grande Valley vision care team to find out if LASIK can make a difference in your sight today!
Does LASIK Hurt?
You may feel a little pressure and discomfort during the procedure. But with numbing eye drops, you shouldn’t feel any intense pain.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
LASIK is designed to be completed in about 10 minutes. The procedure itself takes an average of 45 seconds.
Will I Be Awake During the Procedure?
Yes, you will be awake. But if you feel nervous or concerned about being awake, your surgeon can help you by giving you something to relax.
How Do My Eyes Stay Open and Still? What Happens If My Head Moves?
During the procedure, our vision care team will help you stay in the proper position. With our advanced laser system, the laser can track your eyes and give you the best possible outcome.
What Are the Side Effects and Risks of LASIK?
Just like in any kind of surgery, there are potential risks. For LASIK, the most common side effects are dry eye syndrome, still needing to wear corrective lenses, visual symptoms including glares or halos, and, in very rare cases, vision loss.
The likelihood of developing each of these risks is low, and most can be treated and resolved by your eye doctor.
Will the Correction Wear Off?
LASIK is a permanent vision corrector, but it’s important to keep in mind that aging can still affect your vision even after corrective surgery.
How Do I Know I’m a Candidate for Eye Surgery?
You will need an evaluation with our surgeon, and you need to meet a few qualifications to determine if you’re a candidate for vision correction surgery:
- 18 years old or older
- In general good health
- Have an active lifestyle
- Can’t or prefer not to wear contacts or glasses
- Struggle with a common vision problem such as near or farsightedness