Live Free of Contacts and Glasses
If you have lived with glasses or contact lenses but would like to lessen your dependence on these visual aids and explore the resulting benefits to your quality of life, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. An extremely safe, effective procedure with a staggeringly high rate of patient satisfaction, this procedure has truly life-changing potential.
Sheth-Horsley Eye Center performs LASIK for patients residing in Boston and surrounding areas. The professionalism and high quality of the services available at our practice, along with the reputations of our esteemed doctors, Nilesh M. Sheth and Robert Kupsc, attract patients from states such as New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut. Throughout New England, we are known for our consistently excellent results and outstanding record of safety and success.
To schedule a consultation to learn whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, or to learn more about our general eye care services, contact our Stoneham office today.
The LASIK Procedure: What to Expect
Advancements in laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, technology have made the procedure very safe and nearly painless. The laser eye surgery may be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The LASIK procedure consists of the following steps:
- Patients are typically given a relaxation aid, such as Valium; the patient is then prepped for surgery, and the eye is numbed using medicated drops.
- A lid speculum is used to keep the eye open, and an ink marker is used to mark the surface of the eye.
- A suction ring is applied to the eye to discourage movement that could lead to complications.
- Depending on whether the patient is undergoing traditional or blade-free LASIK, either a precision instrument called a microkeratome or a laser is used to create a small hinged flap in the surface of the cornea, allowing access to deeper tissue.
- The surgeon directs the patient to concentrate on a target light for a short amount of time.
- An excimer laser is used to permanently reshape the cornea, either flattening or steepening its slope depending on the patient's visual error.
- The corneal flap is replaced and topical anesthetic drops are applied.
Each eye takes about five minutes with the entire procedure generally completed within 15 minutes. Slight stinging or itching may be felt immediately after surgery, as well as blurry vision. No bandages or sutures are needed and healing is rapid. Drastic improvements in vision are typically observed within the first 24 hours after surgery and LASIK patients' vision will continue to improve in the following weeks and even months. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for a week or so to aid in healing.
Learn More About LASIK
During a thorough examination with one of our specialists, you can learn more about LASIK and whether you are a suitable candidate. Thousands of patients now live free of cataracts and glasses, awakening to crystal clear vision. Let us help you make this dream become a reality. Contact our Boston practice, serving patients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut, using our online contact form, and we'll be in touch shortly to schedule an appointment at your convenience.