Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?
If you are a contacts or eyeglasses wearer, you should seek LASIK surgery, so you no longer have to wear them. LASIK surgery can change the eyeball's shape, so you can see far more clearly without wearing corrective lenses. Many people are good candidates for this type of eye surgery, but several people may need to learn this fact.
Our optometrist will tell you whether you will likely be a good candidate. You will need a thorough eye exam as part of your screening for this surgery. If you're interested in getting LASIK at MacQueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, you need to see the eye doctor first and answer several questions, so the eye doctor can see how healthy you are and whether this surgery would go well.
The Health of Your Eyes
If you want LASIK surgery, you must see an eye doctor to examine your health. They must read your eyes for several eye conditions and diseases. They must also look through your vision history and review your records of whether you had eye problems. Many eye conditions can make you a bad candidate for this surgery, because it complicates it.
You may not be a good candidate if you have ever had eye surgery or suffered an eye injury. If you currently have certain eye diseases or have had them in the past, it can mean you aren't a good candidate. For example, you may not get much from the surgery if you have eye problems like cataracts, keratitis, or glaucoma. Our optometrist will also look into your overall health to see whether you have any health problems that could complicate the surgery. For example, if you have diabetes or an autoimmune disease, you likely aren't a good candidate.
This type of eye surgery can give you various vision benefits. When you get it, we recommend a sedative to be comfortable during the procedure. First, the eye surgeon will check your eyes and measure them. Next, our ophthalmologist will place numbing drops into your eyes. A laser is then used to reshape the cornea by using a flap made with the laser. The laser then removes a tiny part of the cornea. This procedure is an outpatient surgery that doesn't take a long time.
Get LASIK in Chicago, IL
If you need to see our optometrist to be screened for LASIK surgery, call our Chicago office at (773) 586-8444. Then, visit MacQueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, to heal your vision indefinitely. We would happily assist you with whatever you need before, during, or after your procedure.