LASIK for Manchester, NH
LASIK eye surgery has been used for more than two decades to improve a wide range of refractive vision errors. Today, your ophthalmologist in Manchester can reduce or even eliminate your need for corrective lenses in just minutes. Spindel Eye Associates is proud to offer bladeless LASIK to achieve the best results with the lowest risk for complications or aberrations following laser eye surgery.
Key Facts About LASIK
LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, uses laser light to correct the refractive errors in the eye responsible for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This FDA-approved laser eye surgery technique has been used successfully throughout the U.S. since its introduction in 1991.
- The level of vision correction your ophthalmologist can achieve with LASIK will depend upon your eyesight and your eye health. Patients with moderate vision difficulties can often see without glasses or contacts following laser eye surgery, while those with more severe refractive errors may still require a reduced prescription.
- During LASIK, a laser is used to remove thin slices of your cornea until its shape provides clear vision. The laser can remove layers as thin as 1/200th of the thickness of a human hair in approximately 12 billionths of a second per slice—this is why the entire procedure takes only a few minutes.
- LASIK offers precise vision correction with very low associated risk. Severe complications from this procedure are very rare, while any minor side effects can typically be resolved with a corrective laser treatment or medication.
- LASIK is an incredibly well-understood and widely-used vision correction technique. In 2013, there were 19 million LASIK procedures performed in the U.S. alone.
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 your eyes.
- Wear sunglasses when going outside, even on cloudy days, to protect your eyes from UV radiation.