Lasik at Chu Vision Institute

Lasik at Chu Vision Institute


LASIK is one of the greatest
procedures that we perform because in such a short period of time with no discomfort to the patient, we can actually transform their lives. We improve their vision, they see better and it
actually changes the way they live their life. From the time they’re a young kid having to
wear glasses to now being in your 30’s – 20’s, 30’s or 40’s and being able to see for the first time is
the most incredible feeling as a surgeon. Now the first step in determining if you’re a
great candidate for LASIK is to get a regular eye exam. If your regular
eye exam looks normal then I would schedule an advanced LASIK evaluation to see if you’re a candidate for surgery. I think our best candidates for LASIK are
people who are 18 years of age and older, they have a stable prescription, they’ve worn
contacts or glasses most of their young lives and they really want to get
free of their glasses and contacts and even improve their function. We are able to treat
people who have nearsightedness farsightedness and astigmatism. A lot of
patients are confused and think that astigmatism can’t be treated, but nowadays
with the technologies we have, we can treat a wide range of patients with many types
of astigmatism. The day of LASIK is pretty straightforward. You come in, you talk to our
pre-op nurses, you kinda get relaxed. The surgery only takes about 10 to 15 minutes
to get both eyes done. There’s no discomfort during procedure, there’s only drops that
are used to help you feel comfortable in the procedure, and afterwards your eyes
may be a little bit blurry but almost immediately most patients are starting to
see better right after surgery. It takes a few hours for them and kind of recover they
have some teary-ness, we tell them to take a nap and kinda rest their eyes after
surgery. After about four to six hours most patients are able to watch TV without their
glasses comfortably. One of the reasons I think patients choose us at Chu Vision Institute to
perform their LASIK is because they feel that we’re different. When they come in they feel like an individual. Because our approach for the last 20 years has been to look at each patient as an
individual and tailor all the available technologies to giving them the best outcome possible.

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