Do you wish that you did not have to be dependent on prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly? With New Jersey LASIK surgery, you do not have to be; why not visit us at Eyesite to meet with our optometrist, Dr. Robert Messinger, for more information?
LASIK is an exciting laser eye procedure which allows patients to see clearly without needing eyeglasses or contact lenses. This procedure actually alters the shape of your cornea and in doing so corrects refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If you are thinking about having New Jersey LASIK, you should make an appointment to visit our optometrist for a prequalification exam for LASIK. While LASIK is considered to be an extremely safe and effective surgery for qualified patients, it can be ineffective for patients who do not qualify for the procedure; in fact, it can even make your vision worse. For this reason, eye surgeons request that patients have a pre-qualification exam if they are thinking about getting LASIK. Our optometrist can meet with you for pre-operative testing for LASIK as well as post-operative care. In order to be a good candidate for LASIK you need to be over 18 years of age. It is also important that your eyeglass prescription has not changed over the past year or two. Our optometrist will ask several questions about your medical health as well as your eye health. He will then perform a thorough eye exam to make sure that your eyes are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Our eye doctor will also make sure that your cornea is thick enough to withstand the surgery. The thickness of the cornea is very important because the LASIK surgery is actually performed through a tiny flap which is made in the cornea. Our optometrist will also check that the range of vision correction needed falls within the parameters that can be obtained by the surgery.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist regarding getting New Jersey LASIK care, contact us today.