LASIK Specialist

Eyes On Henry

Optometrists located in Spartanburg, SC

Do you dream of waking up in the morning and being able to see clearly without reaching for your eyeglasses? If you’re ready to give up glasses and contact lenses for good, talk to the team at Eyes On Henry, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, about LASIK. Louis Martin, OD, and the expert optometrists provide referrals to local LASIK surgeons and co-manage your care to ensure you receive the best preoperative care as well as follow-up exams to ensure your LASIK procedure is successful. Call Eyes On Henry or schedule a consultation online today to find out if LASIK is right for you.

LASIK Q&A

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an innovative laser eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK has been FDA-approved since 1996 and has helped millions of people see clearly without corrective lenses.

The team of expert optometrists at Eyes on Henry provides consultations and exams to determine if LASIK right for you. They collaborate with local surgeons to provide seamless care from your initial consultations through your surgery and follow-up care. 

What happens during a LASIK procedure?

LASIK procedures are quick and painless and will most likely leave you wondering why you waited so long. In most cases, your eye surgeon can treat both of your eyes in just 15 minutes. 

The surgeon begins the process by putting numbing eye drops into your eyes and placing a small device over your eyes to hold them open during the treatment. 

The surgeon uses the laser to make a small incision in your cornea, creating a thin flap. Next, the surgeon reshapes your cornea to correct the way light bends as it enters your eyes. Finally, the thin flap of your cornea is replaced, and the surgeon repeats the process on your other eye. 

What should I expect after LASIK surgery?

You should notice an improvement in your vision almost immediately, although your vision should continue to improve over the following weeks and months. It’s normal to have a little discomfort when your numbing eye drops wear off, but it should subside quickly.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home after your surgery. You should rest for a few hours and avoid strenuous activity for a day or two. You should also wear sunglasses to protect your eyes during the day and eyeshields to so you don’t rub or bump your eyes while you sleep. 

You also have a follow-up appointment at Eyes On Henry so your optometrist can check your vision and eye health. Even though your vision should now be perfect, you should continue to have annual eye exams with the team at Eyes On Henry to monitor your eye health.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

A LASIK candidate should be at least 18 years old and be in good health overall. You should have healthy eyes and a stable prescription that hasn’t changed in at least a year. Your corneas need to be thick enough, and your pupils must not be too large. 

Additionally, if your prescription is outside of certain limits, LASIK might not be the best surgery to correct your vision. But don’t worry. If that’s the case, your doctor can suggest alternatives.

If you want to find out if LASIK is right for you and finally be free of corrective lenses, call Eyes On Henry or schedule a consultation online today.