LASIK

Are you sick of being that person that has to put on their reading glasses to see the labels at the grocery store? Are you tired of having to put your contact lenses in every morning in order to see yourself in the mirror as you get ready? If you want to restore your vision in a fast and easy way, consider getting LASIK from Bronx Eye Associates.

What Is LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery is a corrective outpatient surgical procedure used to help restore your vision. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK works to improve farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism—leaving you with nearly perfect vision.

How Does It Work?
During your LASIK procedure, one of our doctors at Bronx Eye Associates will create a thin hinged corneal flap in your eye to expose your corneal tissue. Once your tissue is exposed, parts of it will be shaved off and reshaped to help restore your vision.

Is It Painful?
The short answer to this question is, no. During the surgical procedure, numbing drops will be placed in the eye to help alleviate any pain or discomfort. As the surgery is being performed, you will feel a slight sense of pressure but shouldn’t suffer from any pain. If you are feeling anxious before surgery, one of our doctors may give you an oral medication to help you relax.

How long will I need to take off work for LASIK surgery?
One of the best parts of LASIK is that your entire office visit should take under two hours—which means that you can return to work afterward. However, because your eyes will be especially sensitive to light and you will be unable to drive yourself home, we encourage our patients to take the rest of the day off.

Will I Need to Wear Glasses After Surgery?
No, you will not need to wear glasses after having LASIK surgery. However, it should be noted that LASIK doesn’t slow down your eye’s natural aging process which means that the more you age, the more likely your eyes are going to worsen, despite having LASIK.

How Quickly Will I See Results?
In just 8 hours following your surgery your vision will be restored and will continue to improve over time.

LASIK eye surgery is fast, easy, effective, and most importantly, will help you see the world in a whole new light. To learn more about whether or not LASIK eye surgery is the right option for you, please call our office at 718-547-2020.

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