Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK

At Macqueen Eye Care Center, we understand the importance of good eye health and provide excellent care to our patients in the Chicago area. We strive to offer a full range of optometric services and treatments, including LASIK surgery pre and post-care. Many of our patients are curious about this procedure, so we'd like to answer some commonly asked questions about it. We at Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, want you to have all the information before deciding on your eye care needs.


What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

This procedure has existed for some time, but technology has drastically improved. It is a process that reshapes the cornea. The cornea is the clear dome-shaped covering in front of the iris and pupil. It's a thin transparent layer of tissue that covers the eye. LASIK surgery reshapes this tissue to allow clearer vision.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Any surgery has slight risks, but LASIK is a common surgery considered safe. The most significant risk is for people with pre-existing conditions that could cause the procedure to fail, but that only applies to a small portion of the population. Your risk remains extremely low if you don't have any pre-existing conditions.

Why Does an Optometrist Help?

It's our job to help with care before and during surgery. Before surgery, we'll evaluate your eyes and determine if you're a good candidate. You must be at least 18, have healthy eyes, and have an accurate prescription. It would be best if you also were in good general health. After surgery, we can also provide post-operative care. We'll ensure you're healing correctly and not experiencing any complications. For most people, the risks are minimal, and the benefits are significant.

What Can I Expect after Surgery?

Most people experience significantly better vision following surgery. However, you'll also need a few days to a week to recover from the procedure and ensure your vision stabilizes. With time, you'll see details you didn't know existed. It's also a time to monitor your symptoms and ensure you don't experience any adverse reactions.

Call Our Optometrist for LASIK in Chicago, IL

Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, is the place to call if you're considering LASIK surgery. The first step is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with our eye doctor. Then, we'll determine if you're a good candidate for surgery and explain the process in more detail. Then, if interested, call us at (773) 586-8444 for superior care.


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