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LASIK Services at Carolina Vision Center, Your Ophthalmology Office Serving Fayetteville and Clinton

At Carolina Vision Center, our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to maintain the best vision possible. When you visit us, we’ll provide you with a thorough screening of your vision and always offer treatment that gives you the highest quality of life. One of the options our patients often inquire about is LASIK. Serving Fayetteville and Clinton, our ophthalmology office is happy to offer LASIK care to our patients.

What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that works to correct your vision. Many of our patients who have this procedure no longer need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses because the procedure improves their vision to the highest level of possible.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses or LASIK is the most common type of refractive surgery, though other procedures are available as well. This laser procedure is pain-free and generally only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Most people see improved vision right away, often within 24 hours.

What Happens During LASIK Surgery?

During this procedure, your doctor will use a laser to create a small, thin, and circular flap over the cornea of your eye. You will not feel pain or discomfort during the procedure. The procedure will fold back the hinged flap to expose the cornea. Then, we can reshape the cornea to improve vision. This is done using an excimer laser. This very powerful tool is also very safe to use. By reshaping the cornea, we create a more natural surface that allows vision to improve. For those who are nearsighted, the goal will be to flatten the cornea. For those who are farsighted, there’s the need to create a steeper cornea.

This procedure can also work with astigmatism. Once complete, your surgeon will place the flap back over the cornea. It heals naturally over time. Most often, you will only need anesthetic drops since no type of stitches or bandages is necessary. Your eye doctor will give you steps to take to care for your eyes in the days after treatment.

Are You a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

Many of our patients are candidates for LASIK surgery. To find out, come in to see your ophthalmologist in our office for a consultation and a thorough eye exam. We’ll talk about the ways in which this procedure can help you. We’ll also take to you about the risks. These risks include concerns with corneal infection, dry eyes, night driving problems, sensitivity to light, and some scarring. While these risks are rare, it is important for you to consider them before having this procedure.

Schedule an Exam and Consultation for LASIK with Your Ophthalmologist Today

To find out more about how well LASIK can work for you, schedule an exam with your ophthalmologist in our office. Our advanced care and tools ensure we can provide you with the results you need. Call Carolina Vision Center, serving Fayetteville and Clinton, at 910-485-3937

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LASIK is now more affordable than ever.

In the time of COVID, Modern LASIK helps keep you safe.

Glasses and masks do not mix – masks fog up glasses and that can be dangerous. Using tape to stop fogging can irritate skin. Masks also increase dry eyes and make contact lenses difficult or impossible to wear. People who wear glasses and contacts can also make it impossible to keep your hands away from your face.

Being free of glasses and contacts can help.

The statistics prove it. LASIK surgical volumes are up in double digits in 2020 compared to 2019 nationwide. With COVID, LASIK is no longer elective.

Get LASIK, be safe!

The Benefits of LASIK During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our lives, and our vision is no exception. Wearing masks can fog up glasses, and contact lenses can be difficult to keep clean. This can make it challenging to see clearly and safely, especially for those who work in high-risk jobs or who are immunocompromised.

LASIK surgery can offer a solution to these problems. LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that can permanently improve your vision. It is a safe and effective procedure that has been performed millions of times.

There are several benefits to getting LASIK during COVID:

  • You can avoid touching your face. LASIK eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses, which means you will be less likely to touch your face. This is important because touching your face can increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
  • You can reduce your risk of eye infection. Glasses and contact lenses can harbor bacteria, which can lead to eye infections. LASIK eliminates this risk.
  • You can improve your safety at work. If you work in a high-risk job, LASIK can help you see more clearly and safely. This is especially important for healthcare workers, who need to be able to see clearly to provide care to patients.
  • You can save money. LASIK can save you money in the long run by eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

If you are considering LASIK surgery, now is a good time to do it. LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that can improve your vision and your quality of life.

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Vision Correction Options: Which One is Right for Me?

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It’s used to correct vision in those who are nearsighted, farsighted, and for those people with astigmatism. LASIK is one of the oldest vision correction surgery procedures, having been used for 25 years. In a LASIK procedure, a doctor uses a laser or tiny blade to create a small flap in the cornea. Next, a surgeon reshapes the cornea with a laser so that light entering the eye is properly focused. The procedure is brief, lasting around 15 minutes.

LASIK is for farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism and is a very low-risk procedure. Complete recovery takes a few days, but many people experience near-perfect vision within a day of the LASIK procedure.

For some, LASIK may not completely remove a person’s need for eyeglasses.

Are you a LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate?

To be an ideal candidate for LASIK, a person:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Have stable vision (no changes in prescription for a year)
  • Have a cornea that’s free of scarring or other damage
  • Must be nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism

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SMILE Eye Surgery

SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) eye surgery is the latest FDA-approved procedure that corrects even severe nearsightedness. In a SMILE procedure, a special laser creates a tiny incision in the cornea, which allows a surgeon to remove the lenticule from the eye.

SMILE vision correction surgery is both powerful and fast. It corrects nearsightedness up to -10 diopters while taking about 30 seconds per eye. It’s an outstanding option for people with active lifestyles and has the most comfortable patient experience of all vision correction procedures.

Who can get SMILE Eye Surgery?

SMILE eye surgery is best for people in the following situations:

  • Your vision must be stable, with no changes in eye prescription in the last year
  • You should be 22 years or older
  • Your nearsightedness needs to be between -1 and -10 diopters. You may have up to 3 diopters of astigmatism
  • Your eyes need to be healthy overall
  • Your corneas must be healthy and free of scarring or cataracts

If you meet these conditions and are ready to see the world without glasses or contact lenses, contact Carolina Vision Center for a consultation.

PRK Eye Surgery

PRK is an older technique than LASIK or SMILE vision correction surgery. In photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) eye surgery, a surgeon removes the thin top layer of the cornea, which takes about 30 seconds. Next, a vision surgeon uses a precise excimer laser to make permanent changes to the shape of the cornea. PRK takes five to ten minutes per eye. After the surgery, a non-prescription contact lens will be fitted over each eye to keep the surgical site clean. Total recovery time for PRK is one to two months, with some eye pain lasting for three to five days after the procedure. During the first month of recovery, it’s important to refrain from strenuous activities.

PRK surgery is particularly useful for people with thin corneas, which is a fairly common condition.

PRK surgery carries some risks:

  • Seeing glare and halos around light sources at night
  • Dry eyes
  • Double vision
  • Results may diminish over tight, particularly for farsighted or older people

Finding the Right Vision Correction Surgery Option

Choosing the right vision correction procedure depends on a person’s unique vision needs, eye health, and many other conditions. That’s what consulting with a highly skilled ophthalmologist like those at Carolina Vision Center is the first step in deciding which vision correction surgery is best for you.

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