Laser Surgery Eye Consultation

Preparing You for Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is an excellent option to help our patients achieve their vision goals. At Port Royal Eye Care, we want to participate in the process and offer pre-surgery consultations and post-surgery care.

The laser eye surgery journey can be exciting, and our goal is to ensure you have all the information you’ll need.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today and see if your eyes are a good fit for laser vision correction.

The Focus of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is a popular vision correction procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

Laser vision correction is an excellent option for patients looking to reduce their reliance on glasses or contact lenses. At Port Royal Eye Care, we offer consultations for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).

The first step is a comprehensive eye assessment to determine if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery. Following your evaluation, our team will be more than happy to walk you through what to expect throughout the entire process.

Getting to Know Different Procedures

Several types of laser eye surgery exist, each with its own unique features. At Port Royal Eye Care, our team wants to help you navigate and understand different procedures. Your laser vision correction procedure will depend on your unique visual needs.

Lasik Eye Surgery

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most well-known laser refractive surgery option to correct vision.

During the procedure, your surgeon will use a precision instrument to create a small flap to access the part of your cornea that requires reshaping. Using the excimer laser, your surgeon removes tiny amounts of corneal tissue to precisely correct your refractive error. Once the reshaping process is complete, your surgeon carefully places the flap back into place to heal.

LASIK is a quick and efficient procedure that can usually be completed in 30 minutes or less. It usually takes around 2 to 3 months for your eyes to fully heal and your vision to stabilize following your surgery.

Smile Eye Surgery

Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a procedure that involves reshaping the cornea by removing the small lens from the central corneal layer with a precision laser. The laser sculpts a disc-shaped piece of cornea below the surface of the eye, known as the lenticule.

This procedure extracts the lenticule through 4 small incisions on the corneal surface that give your surgeon access to the lenticule to reshape the cornea. Patients usually heal over a few days.

SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure that helps treat myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.

Post-surgery Care

Your vision may not be clear immediately following your laser eye surgery procedure. It can take some time before your eyes fully heal and your vision stabilizes.

Our team provides comprehensive post-surgery care, including follow-up appointments, to help monitor the healing process. We care about your vision and want to stay updated throughout your laser vision correction journey.

Helping You Achieve Your Vision Goals

At Port Royal Eye Care, our team strives to help you achieve clear vision through laser eye surgery. Our consultation services allow us to prepare you for surgery and monitor your post-surgery health.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today and learn if laser vision correction is a good option for you.

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