Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey uses precision lasers to permanently correct vision problems during your LASIK surgery. LASIK is most successful at reversing nearsightedness. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, exists when you can see nearby objects easily but objects in the distance are fuzzy. However, the procedure can also correct farsightedness and astigmatism.
There is over a 95% satisfaction rate among patients who have had LASIK, making this one of the most sought after elective surgeries in the country. Most people who have the surgery, recover at minimum 20/25 vision, which allows them to do many daily activities without needing glasses or contact lenses. Please note that reading glasses are often needed, especially as patient’s age.
To be a candidate for LASIK surgery, you should be in good health and have no underlying eye conditions. The outpatient procedure can be completed in an afternoon, and many patients are cleared to resume driving within 24 hours. You will need to avoid wearing contact lenses for several weeks prior to your surgery, and you will need to take antibiotics and prescription eye drops afterward.
The most common complication of LASIK surgery is dry eyes. For almost all patients, this condition resolves itself within six to twelve months. You should be prepared for dry eyes during this time frame, and use the prescription eye drops that you are provided with by your surgeon. It is very important to avoid rubbing your eyes after surgery, even if they feel irritated.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery, please make an appointment with Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. During your appointment, we will give you a comprehensive eye exam to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure and provide you more information and next steps.