LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is by far the most sought-after refractive procedure in the ophthalmology industry. Millions of people around the world have received this cutting-edge treatment with excellent outcomes. Laser vision correction surgery can improve or resolve myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism by carefully changing the shape of the cornea, allowing light to focus correctly on the retina. At inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, we know that sharp eyesight can have a tremendous effect on your daily life, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy life with their clearest possible vision. Set up a visit to our Tuscaloosa, AL facility to have an evaluation with an extensively educated specialist, and find out if you're a great candidate for LASIK surgery.
What Are The Benefits Of LASIK?
LASIK surgery in Tuscaloosa, AL at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa can help you achieve dramatically clearer, crisper vision with several effective benefits, including:
- Provides almost immediate vision improvement
- Reduces the need for glasses and contacts
- LASIK procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable
- No stitches or bandages
- Recovery is quick
- Results are long-lasting
- Saves time and money overall
"Thank you Dr. Choi for the my vision! Feels good to not have to wear contacts or glasses ever again! Strongly recomment choosing Dr. Choi if you need lasik, he is a very caring doctor with a very professional staff."- B. / Google / Jan 02, 2021
"Had Lasik surgery from Dr. Choi he was very professional and answered any questions. Was scheduled for surgery the following week. Surgery was quick and I'm in my third week of recovery. My eyesight went from a prescription -2.75/-3 to 20/20. Money very well spent. Would recommend anyone wanting or thinking about Lasik to him. Very nice man."- M. / Healthgrades / Jun 17, 2017
"I 💯 recommend Dr. Choi for Cataract Eye Surgery, LASIK, SMILE, YAG, SLT, and Goniatomy - among other clinical procedures offered. He and his staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (especially during COVID-19) Not to mention, it is the nicest surgical facility I have ever seen!"- T.H. / Google / Aug 02, 2020
"Top notch Dr and staff. Very helpful and understanding. They did LASIK surgery on me, and it was very successful! Thank you Dr Choi"- L.D. / Google / Jan 08, 2022
"I just had lasik surgery last week and Dr. Choi and all his staff were so kind and wonderful. Dr. Choi is truly an artist in his field :)"- L.B. / Google / Feb 09, 2023
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
The best way to determine if LASIK is right for you, is by scheduling a consultation at our practice. However, there are a few qualifying factors that may indicate that you are a good candidate for LASIK:
- Healthy adults over the age of 21
- Patients with myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism
- Those who prescriptions have been consistent for more than a year
- Individuals with realistic expectations
What To Expect with LASIK
To be considered a candidate for LASIK, you need to be at least 18 years old. In addition, it is necessary that you have ample corneal thickness. In general, LASIK takes about ten minutes to perform. Prior to the procedure, your eyes will be fully numbed. Your surgeon will utilize innovative laser technology to open a very thin corneal flap, which will be carefully folded out of the way before a laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. The corneal flap will be placed back into its correct location, which heals on its own. Right after the procedure, we advise that patients go home and sleep for several hours. As the numbness begins to dissipate, you may feel grittiness or stinging in your eyes, but you should avoid rubbing your eyes during the healing process. Your vision should be drastically sharper by the next day with outcomes continuing to develop over the next few weeks. Most people notice slight periods of blurry vision, rings, and glare throughout the recovery, but these effects should dissipate over the next few months.
How long will my LASIK results last?
LASIK results are generally very long-lasting. Some factors, including overall health, eye health, aging, and medical conditions can contribute to lengthening or shortening the lifespan of your results. In general, many patients experience results for 10 — 20 years, while others have permanent results.
How long does the procedure take?
LASIK is a relatively quick procedure. You can expect the procedure to take only about 10 minutes per eye. However, Dr. Choi will want to monitor you for a brief period of time following the procedure to ensure safe and healthy results.
What does recovery look like?
Recovery from LASIK is relatively simple. You should be able to return to normal activities within 24 — 48 hours of your surgery. However, some activities, such as contact sports, swimming, and other high-impact activities should be paused until cleared by your provider at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa.
Long-Term Clear Vision
Remarkable developments in LASIK surgery technology are allowing millions of new patients to receive laser refractive surgery. If you were told before that you wouldn't be suitable for LASIK, schedule an appointment at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL to determine whether it's still the case. We look forward to helping you gain your most precise eyesight.