LASIK

Simply Eyes -  - Optometrist

Simply Eyes

Optometrists located in Colleyville, TX

If you have always dreamed about leaving glasses or contacts behind you, laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK) may be just what you need. At Simply Eyes in Colleyville, the eye doctors are highly experienced in LASIK co-management. They can perform your pre-LASIK consultation, prepare you for surgery, and then refer you to a local surgeon for the procedure. After that, your Simply Eyes doctor handles your recovery to ensure that you get the best possible results. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment now.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a laser surgery that corrects myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. For most patients, LASIK corrects vision so well that glasses or contact lenses are not needed after the surgery. Patients over the age of 40 may still need reading glasses after LASIK to correct presbyopia, which refers to age-related problems with near vision.

What is the LASIK process like?

Your LASIK journey starts with a consultation at Simply Eyes. Your eye doctor performs a comprehensive exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK. If LASIK is right for you, your eye doctor will refer you to a local eye surgeon who performs the procedure.

LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure in which your eye surgeon reshapes your cornea using a state-of-the-art laser while your eyes are comfortably numbed.

Your Simply Eyes doctor and the eye surgeon co-manage your care to ensure that you get the best results. After LASIK surgery, you will have your follow-up visits at Simply Eyes. Most patients enjoy tremendously-improved vision just a day or two after their LASIK procedure.

Am I a good LASIK candidate?

Although LASIK is an excellent choice for many adults today, it is not right for everyone. The following could exclude you from getting LASIK surgery.

  • Thin corneas
  • Corneal diseases or irregularities
  • Large pupil size
  • Very serious refractive error (high prescription)
  • Autoimmune or system illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Chronic dry eyes

If LASIK is not right for you, there may be other refractive surgery options. For example, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) may work for patients who are not candidates for LASIK due to thin corneas.

If there is not a vision correction surgery that can help you see better, your Simply Eyes doctor can recommend other nonsurgical solutions. For example, orthokeratology lenses can help patients of any age reshape their cornea and enjoy better vision without contacts or glasses.

Wondering whether LASIK surgery is the best answer for your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism? The Simply Eyes team is here for you, so click the online scheduler or call the office to arrange your appointment today.