Millions of patients around the world have received LASIK eye surgery. This beneficial procedure helps to restore your once blurry vision by using a laser to modify the shape of your eye's cornea.
At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates we utilize advanced technologies, including the VISX S4 Excimer Laser System with WaveFront guided refractive surgery. Ultimately, our goal is to offer our patients a relaxing experience with optimum results.
If you are in New Jersey and would like to discuss your LASIK eye surgery options, give our office a call at (732) 349-5622 to schedule your consultation.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK?
To determine your LASIK candidacy, we will take you through the following steps:
- Conduct a thorough eye examination
- Review your medical history
- Discuss your specific procedure and expectations
Through this process, we will determine if you fulfill our specific requirements, which include:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You have had a stable prescription for at least two years
- You are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or have an astigmatism
- You are free of any disease which would impair your healing (such as Lupus, Hepatitis, or Crohn's disease)
- You are free of any eye infection
- Your corneas are the right thickness to accommodate the creation of a LASIK flap
If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, you may still have other options for vision correction. Our experienced physicians will discuss these choices with you. Also, keep in mind that if you are 40 years or older, you will more than likely need reading glasses for close vision and reading, unless you choose mono vision option with Lasik.
Preparing for LASIK
Once you've been cleared by our staff to schedule your LASIK procedure, the next step is to meet with our refractive director. During this meeting, we will address your financial concerns and scheduling opportunities. Be sure to ask any additional questions you may have regarding your surgery.
In preparation for your LASIK treatment, you will also receive an informed consent form. This outlines what you can expect from your procedure as well as the potential complications associated with refractive surgeries. Be sure to read the information thoroughly to fully understand your specific laser treatment before signing.
The LASIK Procedure
To begin your LASIK surgery, you will recline comfortably in our treatment chair. Dr. Almallah will apply numbing drops so that you don't feel a thing. Then, a flap is created on the surface of your eye so that the laser can reshape your cornea. The procedure itself only lasts a few minutes.
Once the laser treatment is complete, Dr. Almallah will lay the flap back into its original place and the post-operative medication drops will be applied. Dr. Almallah will then escort you to the examination room where he will check your eyes before you leave to go home.
Our patients tend to see immediate results following their LASIK surgery. Your eyes may feel tired at first, or as though there is something in them. Because of this, we highly recommend arranging a ride home to ensure your safety.
To ensure you get the most out of your refractive eye treatment, we also suggest following the self-care instructions given by our experienced staff. These will explain how to keep your eyes protected until they heal completely. We ask that you refrain from overexertion for at least 24 hours. Typically, you can resume your normal level of activity within two days. We will schedule postoperative appointments one week after your LASIK surgery, as well as one month and six months after to track your progress.
To schedule your LASIK consultation, call our office at (732) 349-5622. We deliver amazing vision restoration to patients in the Monmouth and Ocean counties within New Jersey.