LASIK Surgery Available for Pinellas Park, FL, Residents
If you’re wondering whether LASIK surgery is right for you, you should know that this safe, outpatient procedure has corrected the vision of more than eight million Americans since it was introduced in 1992. Considered a minimally invasive refractive surgery, LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism. At St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, we have a 100% success rate with LASIK. In fact, many of our LASIK patients from the Pinellas Park, Florida, area have achieved 20/15 vision or better, eliminating their need for eyeglasses or contacts and allowing them to enjoy a more active lifestyle.
Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?
Not everyone who wears glasses or contacts is a good candidate for LASIK, so your doctor will need to perform a complete eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. Your doctor will evaluate the shape and thickness of your cornea; pupil size; and refractive errors, as well as any other eye conditions. Your doctor will also inquire about your general health history and any medications you’re taking. Normally, physicians advise patients to stop wearing contact lenses for a period of time before the procedure, usually two weeks.
How Effective Is LASIK?
LASIK has a low rate of complications. Most patients can expect improved vision—without glasses or contacts—immediately after the procedure, and many are able to drive within a week as their vision continues to improve and stabilize.
We Offer Compassionate Vision Care
As a family-owned and -operated eye-care facility for three generations, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute is committed to providing Pinellas Park, FL, residents with personalized medical attention. We will treat you with warmth and respect from the moment you enter our facility, and after your LASIK procedure, you can trust that we will follow up with you to ensure that you’re doing well. To learn more about LASIK treatment at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, contact us today.