Eyesight is a key sense that is used nearly every second of your life. While glasses or contacts can help compensate for poor vision, these corrective items are very easy to lose. Misplacing your glasses or contacts can make it nearly impossible to perform your normal duties until they are found. The best way to remove this hassle from your life is by undergoing corrective vision surgery, and the best way to ensure optimal precision during this surgery is by getting bladeless LASIK at our office in Wilmington, NC.
Bladeless LASIK is a surgery designed to repair your vision by reshaping the cornea with a laser. Bladeless LASIK has improved upon the traditional LASIK procedure by giving the surgeon more control during the procedure. A tiny scalpel was previously used to create a flap on the cornea, but this part of the surgery is now done with a laser. This ensures that the surgery has fewer risks and complications than ever before. The extra precision provided by the laser also makes it possible to perform the bladeless LASIK surgery on people with thin corneas.
The bladeless LASIK process begins with a thorough examination of your eyes to make sure you are a strong candidate for the procedure. Our doctor will check your pupil size and cornea thickness during this appointment. He will also determine the refractive error in your eyes. If you qualify for the surgery, then you can plan for your procedure, which is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility in Wilmington, NC.
After your procedure, it is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding aftercare. You will have to return to our office in Wilmington, NC after your bladeless LASIK surgery for a checkup. It may take up to one week for your vision to be completely restored, but you will enjoy excellent vision for the rest of your life once this occurs.
Make an appointment at Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington, NC to learn more information about how bladeless LASIK can help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to clear vision!