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It is estimated that over 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. While contact lenses have come along way over the years to become virtually undetectable and far more comfortable to wear, there can be issues with continued long-term contact lens wear.

 

 

  1. Contact lens temporarily improve vision.

  2. Dry eyes and irritated eyes.

  3. Increased risk of eye infection over the long term use on contacts

One of the most common questions patients ask about LASIK here at Griffin and Reed Eye Care is if LASIK hurts. While the thought of laser eye surgery can seem daunting, the LASIK procedure itself is virtually painless. Your doctor prescribes several medications for your surgery. One of those is a relaxant pill that is taken about thirty minutes before surgery. This medication helps with nervousness and also makes you drowsy so that after surgery you can go home and take a nap.

LASIK recovery is generally a quick and simple process. Even so, patients tend to have questions about resuming their daily routines after undergoing blade-free, all-laser LASIK.

Rest assured that the experienced laser vision correction surgeons at Griffin & Reed Eye Care will give you a detailed post-operative care plan to follow. They will also take the time to answer any specific questions that you may have about the recovery period. In the meantime, keep reading for the answer to a frequently asked question, “When can I wash my face after LASIK?”

LASIK is an excellent way for patients to reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses and contacts. The best way to find out if blade-free, all-laser LASIK is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our laser vision correction surgeons.

The infographic below provides basic information about LASIK candidacy criteria. If these points apply to you, then you are likely a great candidate for LASIK. However, a comprehensive examination is necessary to know for sure.

With summer right around the corner, you’re daydreaming about plunging into the pool or visiting a beautiful California beach. However, if you rely on glasses or contacts to see, you know it isn’t that easy. Wearing contacts around water is a recipe for infection and wearing frames while swimming is a hassle.  

Not all LASIK procedures are created equal. Two sophisticated options — blade-free, all-laser LASIK and custom, or Wavefront® Optimized, LASIK — can be combined to offer you the best possible visual outcome. 

You may already know what blade-free, all-laser LASIK is. If not, the term means that the entire procedure is performed using a precise laser, including the creation of the corneal flap. However, the idea of custom LASIK may be new to you.

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