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LASIK, Asheville, NC

 

If you are considering LASIK surgery, contact us at Vision Source of Asheville, NC. We can help you find out if laser vision correction is right for you!


LASIK in Asheville NCWearing glasses or contact lenses can be a real pain, especially if you have been wearing them for years. Glasses get fogged up when you exercise or enter a foggy bathroom, and contact lenses can become dry and irritated in your eyes. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, consider LASIK, or Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. This surgical procedure uses a laser to reshape the cornea, which can correct near-sightedness and astigmatism. Since its introduction into the medical world, more than 28 million patients have had the LASIK procedure.


LASIK is not the only type of laser vision correction surgery, but most doctors believe that it is the best option for those patients who qualify. PRK is another option, which uses ablation to reshape the cornea, but patients often suffer from pain, sensitivity, and other problems for days after the surgery. After LASIK, some patients complain of sensitivity for a short period of time, but it is rare. Additionally, LASIK provides immediate visual correction, as soon as 24 hours after the surgery is done. Other refractive surgery options require more patience to see results.


At Vision Source of Asheville, we provide pre- and post-operative care to patients who have had LASIK. Our provider can give you a full dilated eye exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser vision correction, as well. Contact our Asheville, North Carolina office today to schedule an appointment. We’d also be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have about laser vision correction.