The decision to undergo LASIK surgery is not one you should make without expert guidance. At Akers Eyecare Center, optometrist Dr. Frank Akers II offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery, as well as other eye surgery procedures. If you’re considering this surgery and live in the area of Mesa, Arizona, call or use the online booking agent to make a consultation with Dr. Akers. Find out if LASIK is the best way for you to find the clearest vision possible.
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis surgery. It effectively treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and other eye conditions that distort your sight. During surgery, a laser reshapes your cornea so images you see appear more normal, which permanently corrects your vision.
In nearsighted people, LASIK flattens the cornea, while in those who are farsighted, the cornea needs to be steepened. LASIK can smooth an irregular cornea that's causing astigmatism, so it's in a more normal shape.
Modern-day LASIK uses advanced technology to provide fast recovery times and precise results.
If you have astigmatism, hyperopia, or myopia, Dr. Akers can help you determine if you’re a candidate for this life-changing surgery. He performs a complete review of your patient history as well as an assessment of your eye health and vision. This exam helps determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK and if you have any issues that may affect your results. Good candidates for LASIK have a stable corrective lens prescription and are in good health.
Once Dr. Akers has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, he gives you a referral to the LASIK surgery center that the practice has worked with on an ongoing basis. The center performs advanced diagnostic testing and further evaluates your eligibility for surgery. The center staff discusses various surgery options with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate.
In addition to a thorough eye exam to check your eye health, Dr. Akers evaluates the shape and thickness of your cornea and your pupil size. He also evaluates the moistness of your eyes and recommends any precautionary treatments to reduce your risk of developing dry eyes after LASIK surgery.
Some people suffer from dry eyes following LASIK; Dr. Akers can help prescribe prescription drops to ease your irritation. A few people need glasses and contacts even after LASIK, but typically at a far lower prescription level. Dr. Akers can also help you find the right fit. LASIK patients older than 40 may also need reading glasses, even with LASIK correction.
If you’re considering LASIK surgery, contact Akers Eyecare Center first for a thorough evaluation and recommendation.