Best (LASIK) Eye Surgery in Miami
When it comes to your vision, MedEye Associates comes in. We are committed to making LASIK eye surgery in Miami as accessible as possible.
Our best doctors for lasik eye surgery specializes in a variety of procedures. This includes treatment for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances).
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is a quick, painless, and safe procedure that can improve vision in as little as one day.
During LASIK surgery, a partial thickness flap is made in the cornea. This flap is then lifted, and laser is applied to reshape the underlying corneal bed. The flap is then repositioned and allowed to heal on its own without the need for sutures. All together, LASIK surgery takes about 20 minutes for both eyes, and most patients achieve excellent vision by the next day.
Why choose LASIK?
LASIK remains the most popular option for laser vision correction, a testament to the over 40 million people who have underdone LASIK eye treatment since its inception. Compared to SMILE, it allows for easy retreatment if needed and, compared to PRK, it offers more rapid vision recovery. Additionally, LASIK has an excellent track record of safety when patients are screened appropriately.
How effective is LASIK Vision Correction?
Before the onset of presbyopia (usually around the age of 45), LASIK is very effective at delivering excellent distance, intermediate, and near vision. In fact, most patients achieve 20/20 vision by the very next day. After the onset of presbyopia, the use of mini-monovision (i.e., setting one eye for distance vision and the other eye for intermediate vision) offers greater spectacle independence. That's the whole point, right?
What can I expect after LASIK Eye Surgery?
After surgery, you will be able to go home immediately. You will see your best lasik surgeon the next day as well as one week, six weeks, and three months after surgery to ensure proper healing. On the day of surgery, you will be encouraged to go home and nap (not a bad deal) to allow the LASIK flaps to heal. This ensures proper placement of the flap long term. Most patients notice a "smokiness" to their vision for the first day which is completely normal and which quickly resolves over the next day or two. By the next day, almost all patients see at or near 20/20. You will be started on a short course of antibiotic and steroid eye drops to promote healing.
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Who is a good candidate for LASIK Surgery?LASIK surgery is not for everyone. You must meet some criteria to qualify for it. Some of these criteria are: You must be at least 18 years old, or better yet, over 21 years old, when your vision is more stable. Your eyesight prescription must not have changed significantly in the past year. Your vision problem must be one that LASIK can correct. Your corneas must be thick and healthy enough, and your eyes must be in good condition overall. You must understand the benefits and limitations of LASIK surgery.
What is the best LASIK surgery?The best LASIK surgery depends on your individual needs and goals. Connect with us to determine which type of LASIK surgery is best for you.
Is it possible to use my phone after having LASIK surgery?It is advised to wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before using a phone, computer, tablet or watching TV, as your eyes will be sensitive during the healing period.
Can I wash my face after LASIK?It is generally recommended by the lasik surgeons that you wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. You should avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for at least several days after LASIK.
After LASIK, do I have to wear glasses to sleep?You will need to wear the plastic shield(s) or goggles every night for the next five nights. This will prevent you from rubbing your eye(s) during sleep. For the first two weeks after surgery, wear sunglasses even when it is cloudy outside.