Vision Correction – About LASIK
LASIK, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, is the best-known and most popular form of laser vision correction. This safe, convenient procedure has the power to dramatically improve a patient’s vision, reducing or eliminating the need for corrective lenses. Dr. Jon Dishler, vision correction surgeon practicing near Denver, Aurora, and Englewood, was Colorado’s first LASIK surgeon. Since 1982, he has performed tens of thousands of laser vision correction procedures, making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a quick, effective outpatient surgical procedure designed to permanently improve the patient’s vision. Many vision problems, including refractive errors such as myopia and astigmatism, are caused by a misshapen cornea. To treat these conditions, Dr. Dishler exposes the misshapen cornea by lifting away a flap of outer corneal tissue. Using an extremely precise medical laser, Dr. Dishler can then reshape the cornea, allowing the eye to focus light more precisely for clearer everyday vision. Finally, he replaces the flap, where it heals without stitches.
Before undergoing LASIK, our patients must be evaluated to determine whether they are good candidates for the procedure. While the majority of healthy adults are eligible for LASIK, it is important to determine that the procedure will be safe and effective before proceeding. For patients who are not good candidates,
One of the greatest advantages of LASIK is its safety. Though complications are extremely rare, there are risks associated with LASIK as there are with any surgical procedure. However, complications arise in only a handful of patients, and most are relatively minor. The most common vision correction complications are temporary or permanent dry eyes that must be treated with eye drops. Using the latest
we can minimize the risk of complications to make the procedure as safe as humanly possible.
Before the Procedure
Before undergoing LASIK vision correction, patients undergo extensive testing, measurement, and wavefront corneal mapping to ensure that we know as much as possible about their eyes. It is important to avoid wearing contact lenses for several days before testing in order to allow the eyes to return to their natural shape.
During the Procedure
The LASIK procedure is quick, convenient, and essentially painless. Including prep time, treatment usually takes no more than an hour. The actual surgery takes 15 minutes or less, and patients are free to return home after the procedure is complete.
After the Procedure
Healing time after LASIK is relatively short. Most patients notice improved vision almost immediately, though complete recovery and stabilization may take up to six months in some cases. Ultimately, many of our patients achieve vision so good that they rarely or never need to rely on glasses or contacts after vision correction. Out-of-town patients who visit us in the Denver area, near Aurora and Englewood, Colorado, can have post-LASIK checkup appointments with their local eye doctor if they prefer.
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