LASIK Specialist

Eye Care Solutions

Vishal Patel, OD

Optometrist located in Milton, GA

If you’re tired of wearing contact lenses or glasses and want a permanent solution for vision problems, you have options. Optometrist Dr. Vishal Patel offers LASIK eye examinations and consultations at Eye Care Solutions in Milton, Georgia, to determine if you’re a good candidate for vision correction surgery. Call Eye Care Solutions today to learn more, or book a LASIK appointment online with Dr. Patel.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK surgery involves an excimer laser that changes the shape of your cornea. Doing so significantly improves your vision, reducing the need to wear contacts or glasses.

LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, helps correct vision problems, such as:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • An irregularly shaped cornea known as astigmatism

What does a LASIK examination entail?

During a LASIK examination, Dr. Patel goes over your medical history and evaluates your cornea. If you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery, he’ll refer you to a LASIK surgery center for diagnostic testing and an eligibility evaluation to find out if the procedure is right for you.

You might not be a good LASIK candidate if you have:

  • An autoimmune disorder
  • A weak immune system
  • Persistently dry eyes
  • Certain eye diseases
  • Unstable vision due to medications, aging, or hormones
  • Thin corneas
  • Huge pupils

What should I expect during a LASIK procedure?

LASIK is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about 10 to 15 minutes for each eye. Medicine is offered to help you relax along with drops that numb the surface of your eyes. Your surgeon uses a laser to create a superficial flap on the surface of your eye, which is peeled back to expose the corneal tissue underneath.

A laser is again used to reshape the corneal tissue, and the eye flap is put back into place; it should heal without the need for stitches. You’ll be awake during a LASIK procedure and can head home the same day.

Is LASIK surgery safe?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lasers for use during LASIK procedures. LASIK is safe for many adults, and few people report long-term side effects. You may, however, temporarily experience dry eyes, reduced vision in dim light, but rarely any surgical complications.

What happens after LASIK surgery?

After your surgery is complete, you’ll schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Patel at Eye Care Solutions in Milton, Georgia. You’ll come in for follow-up care the day after surgery, at specific intervals over a six-month period, and after one year for a full eye exam.

Dr. Patel has years of experience working with LASIK patients pre- and post-surgery, and answers questions you have along the way. Call Eye Care Solutions in Milton, Georgia, today to learn more, or schedule a LASIK eye consultation online with Dr. Patel.