LASIK eye surgery is one of the most popular and state-of-the-art methods for improving your vision, with roughly 700,000 procedures performed each year. The team of dedicated professionals at Dr. Gottlieb Optometry provides exceptional pre- and post-operative care for LASIK patients at their facilities in Lakewood, California. Schedule your visit by booking an appointment online or calling the office, and let Dr. Gottlieb Optometry help keep your vision clear today.
What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It’s a laser eye surgery or refractive surgery that treats a variety of vision problems, most commonly:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
LASIK works by using precise laser tools to reshape your cornea so that light entering your eye can more effectively focus on your retina. This ultimately results in clearer vision without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
What are the benefits of LASIK?
LASIK has a variety of benefits, including:
- Essentially pain-free procedure
- Improved vision
- A short procedure, typically only 15 minutes for both eyes
- Nearly immediate results
- No bandages or stitches necessary
You can also have adjustments and follow-up surgeries with LASIK if your vision changes as you age.
How can you help before my LASIK surgery?
You need to have an eye exam before you can have LASIK surgery to determine if your prescription is stable enough and your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. The team at Dr. Gottlieb Optometry can perform a complete review of your patient history and a full assessment of your eye health and vision to determine your viability for LASIK surgery.
If you’re a suitable candidate for LASIK, the team at Dr. Gottlieb Optometry refers you to a surgery center that they’ve worked with on a regular basis. The center performs further advanced diagnostic testing, and discusses your surgery options with you before moving forward.
Out of all Southern California optometric practices, Dr. Gottlieb Optometry is consistently in the top three referrers to NVISION, one of the largest LASIK eye surgery centers. Dr. Larry Gottlieb himself pioneered co-management upon FDA approval of the procedure in 1996, and is a LASIK patient himself.
How can you help after my LASIK surgery?
After you’ve had your LASIK surgery, you schedule follow-up appointments with the team at Dr. Gottlieb Optometry to make sure that your eyes stay healthy and that you maintain your results. You usually have your first follow-up visit the day after your surgery, and continue to have them at regular intervals over the next six months. You have a full exam a year after your procedure to check the long-term results of your surgery.
Start your LASIK journey with the team of friendly professionals at Dr. Gottlieb Optometry today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
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