lasik eye surgery

Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, & nearby areas of California

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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.

Over time, LASIK has become a household term. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is completely unfamiliar with this frequently-performed method of eye surgery. Chances are you even know a few glasses and contact lens wearers who ditched their corrective lenses after gaining clear vision.

Out of all of the great questions that our patients ask us about LASIK, the one that we hear the most is probably “What can I expect from the post-LASIK recovery?” Since blade-free, all-laser LASIK is a surgical procedure, many people tend to assume that there is a lengthy recovery period. That isn’t the case. Most people can return to their regular routines the day after their procedure.

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