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Posted on 03-15-2017
Many people have heard of LASIK. It is an eye surgery procedure technically called “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” shortened to LASIK, that corrects the shape of the cornea to allow better vision. Millions of people have received LASIK eye surgery, which is pain-free and done in a short amount of time. Results of the surgery can begin to be seen in as little as 24 hours. It is performed by using a special piece of equipment to create a flap in the cornea of the eye. Some tissue is then removed from the cornea with a laser to reshape its surface. The flap is replaced, and the eye is covered to allow healing. No bandages are required, and only topical anesthetic drops are used to numb the surface of the eye. Space Center Eye Associates can provide LASIK eye surgery referrals in Clear Lake.
Before you make an appointment with an eye surgeon, you will receive can evaluation of your current vision to see if you would be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. At your Houston optometrist in Clear Lake, you will receive a complete assessment of your vision and eye health. A patient history and current examination will ensure that you can benefit from this type of procedure. If there are any eye health factors that would affect your surgery, the optometrist will ensure that information is available to the surgeon. The optometrist will then provide the referral and will maintain contact with the surgeon for post-surgical care. LASIK eye surgery referrals in Houston at Space Center Eye Associates can start you on your way toward better, more convenient vision.
Patients are generally monitored immediately after LASIK surgery and periodically for six months afterward to ensure that healing is complete and vision correction has proceeded as expected. The long-term results of your eye surgery can be determined at the one-year mark after the procedure with a visit to your optometrist in Houston.
Space Center Eye Associates provides comprehensive optometric care for Clear Lake and the surrounding communities. We offer eye exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, eye disease diagnosis, computer vision correction and LASIK surgery pre- and post-surgery care. Our highly-trained staff ensures that you have a superior vision care experience. Call Space Center Eye Associates today at 281-480-1002 for a consultation to discuss how LASIK surgery can improve your vision for work and for play.
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