LASIK is a procedure that uses an FDA-approved laser tool to improve vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The outpatient procedure takes only about 15 minutes and usually brings marked improvements the same day. Dr. Levine uses iLASIK, also called all-laser LASIK, which uses multiple cutting-edge technologies for maximum comfort, safety, and results.
During the procedure, Dr. Levine uses the laser to reshape your corneas, improving how your eyes focus. Although flattening the cornea improves far vision, steepening its curve improves near vision. Smoothing out any irregularities reduces astigmatism.
You’ll sit in a comfortable surgical chair throughout the entire procedure, which will include the following steps and sensations:
After your laser eye surgery, Dr. Levine will examine your eyes, and then you can go home. You won’t be able to drive, however, so arrange for a ride in advance. It’s normal to feel some discomfort afterward, such as an itching or burning sensation. You may also produce more tears than usual. Many people nap or rest during this time, and later the same day feel and see much better.
Within eight hours, your vision will likely be normal — not your old normal, but with improved vision. Additional improvements may develop over time. In some cases, it takes several months for the full benefits of LASIK to unfold.
Follow Dr. Levine’s aftercare instructions, which may include wearing protective goggles at night while your eyes heal as well as returning for follow-up exams to track your progress.
*Individual results may vary.
We accept most major insurances. Please call the office for additional information.
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