Trusted Clinic Offers LASIK Surgery to Residents of Tampa, FL
LASIK surgery has improved the vision of millions of Americans since its introduction in 1992. It’s a safe outpatient procedure that uses a highly specialized laser to reshape the cornea—the clear covering over your iris and pupil. LASIK treatment alters the refractive characteristics of the eyes in the same way that glasses and contacts do, allowing light entering the eyes to be accurately focused onto the retina. If you’re a Tampa, Florida, resident who is tired of wearing glasses or contacts, consider LASIK surgery at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute. Named an Alcon Center of Excellence for our leading-edge use of vision technology, St. Michael’s has a 100% success rate with LASIK, and many of our patients have achieved 20/15 vision or better.
What to Expect from LASIK Surgery
LASIK is relatively painless, with a low rate of complications. After the procedure, your eyes may feel gritty, scratchy, or itchy, but these sensations usually subside within a few days. Typically, patients can expect improved vision immediately after the procedure, but your doctor will likely recommend that you use eye drops regularly for a while following surgery to reduce inflammation and ensure a smooth recovery.
We Also Perform Epi-LASIK
Epi-LASIK is an updated version of LASIK that results in reduced eye discomfort and faster healing. It provides more stability for the cornea and is a better alternative for some patients. If you live in the Tampa, FL, area and would like to find out whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK or Epi-LASIK, contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute to schedule an appointment.