There is often another option for people who wear glasses or contacts to correct their vision. Many people are good candidates for LASIK surgery to fix their eyes' problems, so they no longer need to wear corrective lenses. LASIK surgery is a common surgery used for many years to correct vision. When you're interested in this type of laser surgery, you need to check with our ophthalmologist to determine whether you are a good candidate. Contact Cornea Consultants of Nashville to get your screening. We have offices in Nashville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, and Franklin, TN, to serve you. Give us a call to make your eye exam appointment.
Assessing Your Eye Health
If you want to pursue LASIK surgery, you first need an ophthalmologist to look at your eyes and talk to you about your vision and general health. The eye doctor will take your medical history to determine whether you have any problems that may make you a wrong candidate for this laser surgery. Your eye health is essential for undergoing this surgery and healing from it. It's best to have healthy eyes and not have a history of severe eye problems. You may not be a good candidate if you have glaucoma, dry eye, eye injuries, keratitis, keratoconus, or other eye problems. If you have had eye surgeries in the past, you may need to be a better candidate. You also require a stable prescription. The ophthalmologist will also listen to your health history and see if you have any medical problems that could prevent you from the surgery.
How LASIK Surgery Is Performed
When you get your laser sugary, you might take a mild sedative that will keep you comfortable during the surgery. The surgeon will then look at your eyes, assess them, and measure them. Next, you will get numbing drops administered to your eyes. Next, the surgeon will use a laser to change the cornea's curve. A flap is usually made on the eye to reshape the cornea. Next, a tiny piece of the cornea is removed with the laser. This procedure makes the cornea flatter or steeper, depending on your needs. You will be kept comfortable throughout the surgery, and it is a short surgery done on an outpatient basis.
Get LASIK Surgery
For your convenience, when you need an ophthalmologist, we have offices in Nashville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, and Franklin, TN. Call us at (615) 320-7200 for your screening for LASIK surgery. Cornea Consultants of Nashville are happy to assist you with anything you require.