If you’re one of the many people who struggle with poor vision in the Boca Raton, FL-area and would like to better your eyesight, you may want to consider Mitchel Eye Center’s LASIK surgery procedure. If you’re doubtful or scared of the results of this eye surgery—you’re not alone. Many patients who consider this procedure have the same concerns such as common risks, possible effects, and the probability of loss of vision. Here at Mitchel Eye Center however, we assure you that this surgery is a relatively safe procedure with amazing results and high patient satisfaction. Still have questions? Fortunately, we our eye experts have gathered commonly asked questions and their answers that will hopefully ease your worries.

What Exactly Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK Surgery is a thorough, elaborate, and customized surgery. To summarize in a few words, LASIK is a procedure that involves a medical-grade laser which will carefully cut and create a thin circular flap in the cornea; the flap is then folded back at which point one of our ophthalmologists, either Dr. Alan Mitchell or Dr. Anup Kubal, will remove microscopic corneal tissue in order to reshape the cornea.

Am I Eligible for LASIK Surgery?

Great question! The answer to this question will depend on many factors such as your age (must be 18 years of age or older), your health, whether you’re free of eye diseases, have had a history of eye injuries, how stable your vision is, your corneal thickness, and more. To learn if you’re eligible for LASIK surgery, request an appointment with our doctors for an eye consultation!

How Long Do the Effects of LASIK Last?

You may have read or heard a prevalent myth that the improvement in vision following LASIK surgery only lasts a few years, but this is not the case. The changes that are made during the LASIK surgery procedure are reshaping your cornea and getting rid of its imperfections. These sculpting alterations in your eye(s) are permanent.

Does This Mean I’ll Have Perfect Vision for The Rest of My Life?

Unfortunately, no. The effects of age on the human eye are not something that can be stopped. As we get older, the elasticity of our eye lenses will decrease which will cause the inability to focus as well as when we were younger. You’ll recognize this as nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia) which occurs in middle- to old-age people. The necessity of corrective eye glasses is inevitable for some people, but it will be due to age, not because the improvements of LASIK have worn off.

Is LASIK Safe for My Eyes?

Yes, LASIK is a safe procedure for your eyes. The LASIK surgery is individually planned for every patient by conducting a pre-operative discovery assessment of your eyes. During the discovery, our ophthalmologists measure the distinctive mapping of your eye as well as your vision in thorough detail. The data gathered during the discovery is then considered carefully by your designated eye surgeon to customize the procedure to your eye’s unique physical mapping.

How Risky Is the LASIK Procedure?

In reality, this surgical procedure has a particularly low risk of complications (less than 1%) derived from the surgery. This statistic includes loss of vision. Though complications are possible in any sort of surgery, studies have shown that in LASIK surgery, they are not very probable. Additionally, because this surgery involves your eye(s), you will no doubt experience vision changes afterwards that may give you the impression that the eye surgery didn’t work. Please don’t be alarmed and allow yourself to recover before assuming that the procedure didn’t work.

Can LASIK Cause Blindness?

This is very rarely the case. If you research the topic, you’ll discover that most of the complications (such as loss of vision) that occur in relation to LASIK surgery are actually experienced by the patients after the surgery. The cause of complications was most noteably found to be due to infection. In order to avoid infections and other complications, you must strictly follow your doctor’s after-surgery care orders to the letter—these are not suggestions, but rather instructions on how to heal in a safe way that guarantees the best effects from your LASIK eye surgery.

Visit Us at Mitchel Eye Center for More Information About LASIK!

If you’re ready to take the next steps towards LASIK surgery, we invite you to schedule a LASIK consultation! You can contact our practice in Boca Raton directly by calling 561-451-0655 and speaking with one of our friendly staff members. Our team will be sure to answer any lingering questions that you may still have and will assist you in a courteous and professional manner. Don’t waste another second to begin LASIK and achieve better eyesight—call us today!