While undergoing any type of surgery is always a serious undertaking, at See 20/20 Optometry in Santa Ana, CA, Dr. Jenny Choi will do whatever possible to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery. She will evaluate your health and eyesight and ensure that you are ready for the procedure. With proper preparation and follow-up, Dr. Choi helps you through the process of getting eye surgery for vision correction.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis is the full name for LASIK eye surgery. This procedure can correct problems with your eyes by changing the shapes of your corneas. In many cases, after this type of surgery, patients can forego wearing corrective lenses.
During the procedure, an eye surgeon uses numbing eye drops and offers you a calming medication. You will remain awake but shouldn't feel anything during the surgery. A lid speculum will hold your eye open during the procedure as the surgeon guides the laser to make guided cuts. They may ask that you look in different directions to allow the surgeon to make more precision incisions in your cornea. Typically, the surgery only requires about five minutes per eye to complete.
Who Needs LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery helps people with mild to moderate cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Those with severe cases of these refraction errors may have reduced chances of getting 20/20 vision after the procedure.
If you currently wear glasses or contacts, speak to your optometrist to see if you can have your vision corrected through LASIK eye surgery.
Does an Optometrist Perform LASIK Eye Surgery?
While Dr. Jenny Choi will work with you before and after the surgery, she does not perform the procedure herself. Optometrists can take measurements of your corneas, determine your readiness for LASIK, and help with post-op visits, but they are not medical doctors and cannot do the surgery. After a consultation with Dr. Choi, you will get a referral to an ophthalmologist who will conduct the eye surgery.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Jenny Choi
If you're thinking that it's time for you to schedule LASIK eye surgery, call See 20/20 Optometry in Santa Ana today at 714-957-2704. You need an evaluation from an optometrist to determine if you are a candidate LASIK surgery. Let us help you with this aspect of your eye care and any other services that you may need to see clearly.