Laser Eye Surgery for
Laser eye surgery is a laser vision correction procedure we can use to reshape the curvature of the cornea and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism to help decrease or eliminate your dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly at distance. The two primary types of laser vision correction we provide at North Jersey Eye Associates are LASIK & PRK.
About LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK surgery is quite “patient friendly”. The nature of the LASIK procedure is that it permits the healing and visual recovery process to be quick and predictable for most patients. For a few days after your LASIK Eye Surgery, you will need to be careful not to rub or bump your eyes too much. It is expected that you will have a mild “sandy” or “gritty” sensation during the first day or so after your LASIK surgery. This is normal. Your doctor and the staff will give you complete instructions regarding eye drops and medications to use to help the healing and visual recovery process. We will require that you return for scheduled follow-up visits either at our office or with your primary eye doctor to check the healing process, regardless of how well you think you are doing. Most LASIK patients at North Jersey Eye Associates are able to pass the NJMVC Eye Test without eyeglasses or contacts within a day or so after their LASIK Surgery with our eye surgeons.
About PRK Eye Surgery
With PRK, we will often prescribe additional medications and a thin, soft bandage contact lens to make you more comfortable for a few days after your treatment. PRK has a distinct place for some patients. PRK is recommended for those patients:
- Whose corneas are too thin to have LASIK safely
- Whose corneas display evidence of scarring from infection or trauma
- Who are in certain military assignments or roles and who are active or reserve military personnel.
You should feel free to discuss any fears, concerns, questions or thoughts about Laser Eye Surgery procedures for Laser Vision Correction with your eye doctor or the staff. Our staff is available to answer any questions or to address any needs you may have regarding Laser Vision Correction at North Jersey Eye Associates, and we will be pleased to spend whatever time is necessary to review any information about the LASIK or PRK procedures, what to expect on surgery day, follow-up care, fees and affordable easy monthly payment plans that will fit into your budget.