Lasik Eye Surgery in Derry
Promoting permanent vision correction with laser eye surgery
You have never liked wearing glasses and contact lenses always make your
eyes hurt, but what other options do you have to correct your vision problems?
The answer is a lot easier than you think! LASIK eye surgery is the safest,
most effective refractive surgical procedure that is specifically designed
to correct your vision. As eye care physicians, we understand the frustration
that comes from dealing with glasses or contact lenses, which is why our
expert ophthalmologists offer this breakthrough procedure to give you
crystal clear vision. The eye surgeons at Spindel Eye Associates have
over 30 years of experience in corrective eye surgery, and we are committed
to helping you see more clearly.
For those who have mild/moderate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism,
as well as adequate corneal thickness, bladeless LASIK surgery may be
a great option. Bladeless/laser LASIK surgery creates flaps via infrared
laser energy that allows tiny, overlapping spaces to appear directly below
the corneal surface. The femtosecond laser used in the bladeless LASIK
procedure uses incredibly high speeds, allowing targeted tissues to be
divided at a molecular level without heating or negatively impacting surrounding tissues.
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, is a revolutionary
laser eye surgery that is used to correct people who are nearsighted,
farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea to
properly focus light onto the retina in the back of the eye. It has a
96% success rate, causes very little pain, and corrects vision immediately
with no bandages or stitches required. Adjustments can be made if your
vision changes, but you will notice a dramatic reduction in your dependence
on eyeglasses or contact lenses if you still need them at all.
How LASIK works
To start off with, your ophthalmologist will apply a local anesthetic in
the form of eye drops to numb the area. Then, an instrument known as a
microkeratome is used to create a thin flap in the cornea, which is then
painlessly pulled back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. Another
laser is used to reshape the cornea, and then the flap is put back in
place. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Things to consider before undergoing LASIK surgery
Before jumping in with both feet for surgery, you should talk with an experienced
LASIK surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Certain
factors like your age, prescription strength, and any additional eye problems
may actually hinder the effectiveness of vision surgery. Also, LASIK is
not a one-stop medium for making your glasses disappear. There are many
steps leading up to the procedure, you may have to come back years later
for additional touch-ups, and you may still need reading glasses post-surgery.
Preparing for LASIK surgery
To prepare for your refractive surgery, you should:
- Stop wearing your contact lenses for at least a few weeks before the procedure.
- Don’t use eye makeup, cream, perfumes, or lotion the day before and
the day of surgery.
- Arrange for a ride home after the surgery.
- Have a good understanding of what your insurance company will or won’t
cover so you won’t be surprised by out-of-pocket expenses.
Tips for Your LASIK Recovery
Recovering from laser eye surgery is a fast and often painless process.
If you’d like to find out more about LASIK surgery in Manchester
and whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, call Spindel
Eye Associates at (603) 434-4193.
- Following LASIK surgery, use only the eyedrops provided by your ophthalmologist
as instructed to keep your eyes moist and prevent infection and discomfort.
- Rest your eyes by avoiding computer use and extended periods of reading
for one to two days after your LASIK surgery.
- Take a bath instead of a shower for a few days after your laser eye surgery;
avoid washing your hair during this time to prevent getting soap or shampoo
in your eyes.
- Avoid rubbing or pressing on your eyes for up to two weeks after laser
eye surgery. After washing your face, gently pat it dry without touching
- Wear sunglasses when going outside, even on cloudy days, to protect your
eyes from UV radiation.
Other types of laser eye surgery include
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
As part of our LASIK surgery we do the following:
- Use an Intralase Laser to create a thin corneal flap
- Lift the corneal flap to apply a laser beam on the cornea
- Reshape the tissue of the cornea
- Replace flap over treated area
Correcting your vision is our main priority at Spindel Eye associates,
which is why our passionate eye doctors provide blade-free vision surgery
using state-of-the-art technology to guarantee optimum results.
See if your eyes need LASIK surgery by calling us at (603) 434-4193 in
Derry or (603) 432-9578 in Londonderry.