Lasik Surgery from Benjamin Eye Care in La Grange, IL.
Are you tired of dealing with prescription glasses and contact lenses? When are you are ready to take the next step in your vision care, you can count on us to provide safe, thorough and precise care before, during and after the procedure. Let us help you determine if corrective eye surgery is the right choice for you.
LASIK is a type of laser surgery that works to reshape the cornea. This helps correct vision problems including astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. LASIK has many great benefits.
Benefits of LASIK
One of the best things about LASIK is that it really works. Vision is corrected almost immediately after the surgery. There is very little pain involved. Over 95% of patients receive their desired results after LASIK surgery
Next Steps -- The Procedure
Before LASIK begins, numbing drops will be placed in your eyes, to ensure minimal discomfort. A small device is used to help keep your eye open, which lends peace of mind, so you don’t worrying about blinking. Dr. Benjamin will use a microkeratome to create a very thin flap in the cornea. Next, the thin flap will be moved back. Then an ultraviolet beam laser will remove a few thin layers of cornea tissue. Laser time is very quick, approximately less than 1 minute. The thin cornea flap is smoothed back into place. No sutures or stitches are required, due to the fast healing time of the cornea.
After your procedure you will recover for a short period of time. It is not safe for you to drive yourself home after your procedure, please make sure to bring a driver with you on the day of your procedure. Your numbing drops will wear off shortly after your procedure. Most patients find it beneficial to take a nap after their procedure to avoid the irritation when the numbing wears off.
Follow these instructions after surgery:
- Do not rub your eyes for 6 weeks
- Do not get water directly into your eyes for 2 weeks
- No make-up for at least 2 weeks
- No exercise for at least 1 week (light workout is ok)
- Follow up visits will take place: 1 day, 7 days, 30 days, 90 days & 1 year later
We want to be your Partner in Sight. Call us today at 708-354-2008.