Here at Sonoran Desert Eye Center, we are proud to offer counseling and co-management for LASIK surgery.
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted as well those who have astigmatism.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then returned to its original position, and the surgery is complete.
LASIK is becoming quite popular because it works so well. It has a high success rate. The procedure itself is quick, taking only about ten minutes. Most patients require only local anesthetics, which is given in eye-drop form.
The procedure is pretty painless, and you won’t have to deal with stitches or bandages. Most people see a difference in their vision right away. If needed, minor adjustments can be made in the future.
Every surgery has risks, so it is important to discuss the surgery, side effects, and recovery with us so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you.
The center we co-manage LASIK with charges $3600 for both eyes. They have the most advanced state-of-the-art laser available anywhere. This laser not only corrects near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism, but also higher order aberrations in the visual system that distort vision in other ways. They use a femtolaser to create the LASIK flap.
If we determine LASIK is the best procedure for you, we give the surgery center your name and they contact you to arrange things. The best part of letting us arrange it for you is a) there’s no extra charge to get us involved b) we can manage you post-operatively at our office and c) the surgeons becomes accountable not just to you, but to us.