LASER EYE SURGERY Eyeglasses have been a traditional solution for correcting vision problems for many centuries. When contact lenses arrived on the scene, they offered a new practical solution for restoring vision. Now, an increasing number of eye surgery options have displaced glasses or contacts.
At SAGER EYE CARE CENTER, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As Optometrists, Dr. Jeffrey Sager and Dr. Candice Mansito offer pre and post- operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible.
LASIK (Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. AT SAGER EYE CARE CENTER, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in Lasik Surgery. A current exam is important in determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. Dr. Sager and Dr. Mansito perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. The history review enables our optometrists to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) became the first successful surgery to change the shape of the cornea through removing tissue. The FDA approved PRK in 1995 and it is still widely used in the early 21st Century. With PRK, it only takes a few days for vision improvements to be realized.
LASIK followed on the heels of PRK. LASIK involves cutting a thin flap in the outer covering of the eye to reshape the cornea. Unlike PRK, it takes only a few hours to gain sharper vision after LASIK surgery. There is some risk of suffering dry eye and other complications, such as halos around bright lights, until the flap fully heals. LASIK can be done with the aid of a mechanical cutting tool, using all lasers or incorporating wavefront technology, that measures how light hits the eye.
Nearsighted patients are not alone in benefiting from surgeries. Farsightedness can be corrected through Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). It uses a small probe and low heat radio waves to create spots around the cornea periphery. CK steepens the cornea resulting in better near vision.
Once the doctors have performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery as well. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Plantation office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the next six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Sager and Dr. Mansito will answer any questions that you have along the way.
If you are considering LASIK surgery, call (954) 476-7631 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.