Say Goodbye Glasses and Hello to Frame-Free Vision
If you’re looking for long-lasting vision correction, laser eye surgery might be right for you. We don’t perform these surgeries at our clinic, but we’re happy to screen you and support you during the process as members of your surgical co-management team. Book your consultation now.
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery can correct refractive errors in the eye. It can lead to better vision that no longer requires correction with contact lenses or glasses. The procedure is generally safe, and the vast majority of people achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Laser surgery is not right for everybody. The ideal candidate is someone who:
- Is over 18
- Has stable vision (an unchanged prescription for over a year)
- Is not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Has an average pupil size of about 6mm when the room is dark
- Doesn’t have a history of repeated eye infections
- Has healthy corneas with enough thickness to support the surgery
- Doesn’t have an autoimmune disease, glaucoma, or diabetes
We can begin your laser eye surgery journey with a consultation. If you appear to be a strong candidate, we can then refer you to a surgical clinic.
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) involves removing the top layer of the cornea (the epithelium). Then a laser is used to adjust the shape of deeper corneal layers, and a contact-lens like bandage is placed over the surgical site.
The healing time for PRK can take about a month, but you should see improvement every day. Your eyes will likely be sensitive to light and a bit irritated for the first few days following surgery until the bandage is removed.
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, uses a laser to cut a flap in the cornea, then reshapes the layers underneath to correct your vision.
LASIK has a fairly quick recovery time; you will be able to see clearly within days. You may get eye drops to use for the first part of your recovery, and it’s important not to injure the eye so as not to dislodge the corneal flap.
Partners in Your Surgical Care
At Trinity Hills Eyecare, we get laser eye surgery—no, really. Dr. Kobie Lee underwent laser eye surgery himself, so he understands your needs from the patient side as well!
We can give referrals to qualifying candidates and coordinate your post-op care with your surgical clinic. Let us guide you through the before and after of your laser eye surgery.