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Everything you need to know about laser eye surgery

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At Switalski Eye Care in Denton and Dallas, we offer co-management of laser eye surgery. Here’s everything you need to know about laser eye surgery and how it can help you see more clearly and comfortably.

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a common and effective method for improving vision and reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. The procedure involves using a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. This can help to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than 30 minutes per eye. Recovery time is usually short, with most people able to return to their normal activities within a day or two. However, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for post-surgery care, including the use of eye drops and avoiding certain activities.

There are several different types of laser eye surgery, including LASIK and PRK. LASIK is the most common type and involves creating a flap in the cornea and using the laser to reshape the underlying tissue. PRK is similar, but does not involve creating a corneal flap. Your doctor will help you determine which type of surgery is right for you based on your individual needs and vision problems.

How Well Does Lasik Surgery Work?

Most people who have laser eye surgery experience significant improvements in their vision. In some cases, vision may be completely corrected, allowing people to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. In other cases, laser eye surgery can reduce the need for glasses or contacts, but may not completely eliminate the need for them.

Overall, laser eye surgery can be a great option for people who want to improve their vision and reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. If you are considering laser eye surgery, it is important to consult with an experienced eye doctor in Denton and Dallas who can help you determine if the procedure is right for you.

Q&A

Can laser eye surgery fix cataracts?

No, cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque as a result of the hardening of proteins in the eye. The solution for this is to remove the lens altogether and replace it. This is different from laser eye surgery, which reshapes the cornea and leaves the lens untouched.

Can vision change after laser eye surgery?

Yes. Your vision can still change after laser eye surgery. Though laser eye surgery can improve your vision, correcting issues such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, it does not prevent later changes in vision such as presbyopia or cataracts. These and other conditions can still develop later in life, causing vision difficulties such as blurry, double, or foggy vision.

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