What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK (or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is an extremely popular laser vision correction procedure. LASIK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism! When you have one of these common vision problems, it means that the light coming into your eye cannot be properly reflected onto the retina. The only way to permanently correct these vision problems is to reshape the eye, allowing light to be properly focused. That is where LASIK surgery comes in.
Benefits of Blade-Free LASIK
Whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, your cornea (the surface of your eye) is not focusing light appropriately onto your retina. This causes blurred vision. Our LASIK surgeons, Drs. David Kleiman, Anthony Evangelista, Kelly Frasier and Loan Ramsey use the latest, most advanced laser technology – including the WaveLight EX500 and ViSX CustomVue Star S4 lasers – to correct the focal point of your cornea by reshaping the corneal surface.
Our Blade-Free LASIK is not one-size-fits-all vision correction. It is specifically designed to offer the utmost precision to give you a customized procedure that fits your unique eyes. This personalized approach gives way to better accuracy, resulting in improved visual outcomes for each patient.
Your comfort and safety are our priority. With advanced femtosecond laser technology, the steps that were traditionally performed with a blade are now completed with a laser, allowing for a faster, safer procedure with more predictable results and shorter recovery.
Many of our patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better without wearing glasses or contacts shortly after getting Blade-Free LASIK. Additionally, most return to normal activities, including driving and working on a computer, just one day following their procedure.
Who Can Get LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is a top pick for most people looking to get rid of their glasses. However, it is not for everyone. In order to safely undergo LASIK surgery, you must:
- Be over the age of 18
- Have had a stable prescription for more than a year
- Not be pregnant
- Be in good general health
- Not have any type of autoimmune disorder such as diabetes
- Not have any eye diseases including keratoconus and dry eye
The only way to be sure that you are a candidate for LASIK surgery is to visit your Dallas LASIK surgeon for a consultation.
What Happens During LASIK Surgery?
It may seem scary, but we assure you that LASIK surgery is quick, straightforward and virtually painless. There are no blades involved in Blade-Free LASIK!
To start, your Dallas LASIK surgeon will numb your eyes. You may have already been given a mild sedative to relax if needed.
After prepping the eye, they will use a femtosecond laser to create what’s called a corneal “flap.” This circular flap is then peeled back to expose the inner layers of the cornea for treatment. Next, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. Once the desired shape is achieved, your LASIK surgeon will smooth the flap back over the eye. You will not need stitches, as the cornea is self-healing!
When you’re finished with your surgery, you will rest for a little while. Your doctor will provide you with prescription eye drops to help promote healing, as well as comfort. They will also go over proper at-home care procedures. After that, you’re free to go! Be sure to have someone there who can drive you home.
LASIK Surgery Recovery
Once home, we suggest you take a nap. Resting will help promote healing, as well as give a chance for the numbing and sedative effects to wear off. Once you wake up, you will likely feel like your eyes are itchy or that something is in them. Resist rubbing your eyes at all costs! Use the lubricating eye drops recommended by your doctor as much as you need. Your doctor will give you an eye mask to sleep in. This will help avoid accidental bumping or rubbing of the eyes at night.
The next day, you will see your Plano LASIK surgeon for a follow-up appointment. They will make sure everything is healing properly, and you can ask any questions or bring up any concerns. You will have more follow-up appointments intermittently for the next year.
Most of our patients see immediate results. This varies from patient to patient, of course. It can sometimes take several days or weeks to achieve full results. We are proud to say that most of our patients enjoy 20/20 vision after LASIK surgery! While not everyone experiences 20/20 vision after LASIK, vision is greatly improved.
Are you interested in LASIK surgery in Dallas, Arlington or Plano, TX? Be sure to contact Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center! Our highly skilled refractive surgeons are here to help you achieve the best vision of your life. Call (800) 714-2020 today to book your LASIK consultation in Plano or Dallas.
Cost of Not Getting LASIK
- Corrective Eyewear costs an average of $1600+ annually
- Patients report that LASIK pays for itself in less than 3 years
- 2014 study shows that corrective lens costs for a few years is more expensive than LASIK
- Will I feel pain during the LASIK procedure or are there risks involved?
- How does the procedure work and how long does it take?
- What is the cost of LASIK; will my insurance cover it?
Free LASIK Consultation
- Our skilled ophthalmic technicians will conduct a brief examination
- They will report their findings to our expert team of surgeons
- One of our experienced surgeons will tell you whether you are a LASIK candidate
What Our Patients are Saying
I was 23 years old, and getting LASIK was the first thing I spent my money on after graduating college. This was the best thing I ever did! It’s life changing, and the freedom you feel is unbelievable! Just do it!
Eric Roddy of Arlington, Texas
Blade-Free LASIK Patient
I have really enjoyed having LASIK. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s helped me in my career as a college professor and with all of my hobbies. It was much more affordable than I thought, too. It’s such a great value!
Jennifer Millspaugh of Dallas, Texas
Blade-Free LASIK Patient
By having the surgery done by Dr. Evangelista, it really helped me out a LOT being able to see and focus. Seeing 200 yards away without glasses is AWESOME. I’m absolutely glad I did it.
Ken Frisby of Westlake, Texas
Blade-Free LASIK Patient