Learn about LASIK!
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a procedure that reshapes the cornea, helping to more clearly focus on what you see. LASIK is the most familiar refractive procedure. Other refractive procedures include PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and RLE (refractive lens exchange). Those who are not good candidates for LASIK may benefit from either PRK or RLE.
What are the benefits of refractive procedures?
To correct many levels of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. These corrections can be treated to effectively reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contacts.
What can I expect during my refractive procedure?
It is often painless and will take less than 30 minutes. During the surgery, you may feel some pressure on your eye. After surgery, you may experience your eye(s) feeling irritated or itchy and your eyes may water; however, by not rubbing or touching your eye and using eye drops as directed by your doctor, these symptoms will soon pass.
If I would like to learn more, what do I do?
To find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK or another refractive procedure, please call 800-282-3937 to schedule a FREE consultation.
How long has Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida been performing refractive procedures?
Dr. David Loewy has been performing refractive procedures for over 15 years and is certified on the VISX Excimer Laser System.