If you’re searching for “LASIK Frederick MD,” we’re glad you found us! At Goel Vision, we’re proud to provide Frederick and surrounding areas with state of the art refractive surgery at our vision center. Whether you’re interested in traditional LASIK, custom LASIK, iLASIK, or another eye care procedure, our LASIK surgeon is here to help.
When you’re choosing a refractive surgery center, you must work with an experienced surgeon who can trust. At Goel Vision, our eye surgeon, Dr. Sonny Goel, has performed over 95,000 refractive surgery procedures over the past 25 years. We have three offices to suit your needs. We’re proud to offer the absolute best in eye surgery and eye care, while still providing the personal touch to help you feel at ease before, during, and after your procedure.
We understand that you probably have some questions about eye surgery if you’re considering LASIK, and we’re here to help you understand the procedure. Read on to learn more about how laser eye surgery works, and whether it might be a good fit for your eye care needs.
Is LASIK Right For You?
LASIK is a great fit for most people, and it’s an extremely safe procedure. As with any surgery, You must meet certain qualifications for the surgery to be a good match for your eye care needs. People who are good candidates for LASIK are:
- Over the age of 18, with fully mature eyes. This reduces the risk of future changes in the shape of your eye that could necessitate another visual acuity correction surgery.
- In general good health. Certain health conditions may make it unsafe for you to have LASIK surgery. At your consultation, please disclose any chronic and/ or acute health conditions to your eye care provider. Your eyes also need to be generally healthy. Certain eye conditions or past eye injuries may disqualify you from having LASIK surgery.
- Currently using a vision correction prescription that is within the acceptable range for LASIK surgery. If your prescription is very strong, laser eye surgery may not be able to correct your vision to the degree that makes the benefit of surgery work the risk.
If you have questions about whether laser eye surgery is a good fit for your needs, be sure to ask them at your consultation. At Goel Vision, it’s important to us that you fully understand your refractive surgery procedure. We’re here to help you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.
What Is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a safe, common procedure that can be done for many different reasons. The most common type of laser eye surgery is LASIK, in which a laser is used to reshape the cornea. This can diminish or eliminate nearsightedness and farsightedness, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. Laser eye surgery can also be used for other purposes, such as the removal of cataracts.
Laser eye surgery is virtually painless. Some people report that they feel pressure during the procedure and some soreness after the procedure. The vast majority of people report that they feel no or very little pain, and find that the procedure was well worth the short period of discomfort that followed.
Your LASIK Procedure: What To Expect
Before your LASIK procedure, you’ll come into our refractive surgery center for a surgical consultation. We’ll talk about the type of procedure you’re interested in having, and discuss your eye and overall health history to determine if the procedure is a good fit for you. One of the members of our eye care team will examine your eyes. If you decide to move forward with scheduling your procedure, we’ll begin to develop a unique surgical plan that makes sense for you.
On the day of your procedure, you’ll need to have someone available to drive you to and from the office. We ask that you don’t wear any makeup before your procedure. We also ask that you don’t wear contact lenses for a few days before your laser eye surgery, as contact lenses can temporarily reshape the cornea, changing your procedure’s effectiveness.
If you feel nervous about laser eye surgery, please talk with your surgeon at your consultation about options for anti-anxiety medications that can help to calm your nerves. We understand that having eye surgery can be scary, and we want you to feel at ease during your procedure.
When it’s time for your laser vision correction to begin, we’ll use numbing drops to completely numb your eyes. This means that you will not feel any pain during the procedure. We’ll then use special lasers to measure your eyes. This allows our computer to create a 3D map that shows your eye surgeon exactly where and how to reshape your cornea.
A laser will be used to create a small incision in your eye, which allows your surgeon to have access to the cornea. At Goel Vision, all of our procedures are blade-free. By using lasers to create an incision, we’re able to be extremely precise while also shortening your overall healing time. After the incision has been made, your cornea will be reshaped using a laser. The flap will be closed, and your procedure is done. Most LASIK procedures take less than 15 minutes per eye, from start to finish.
The Goel Vision Difference
When you’re choosing an eye surgeon, you need to work with someone you can trust. Dr. Sonny Goel at Goel Vision has performed over 95,000 laser eye surgery procedures and has been in business for more than 25 years. At Goel Vision, we’re large enough to have the latest technology and techniques in laser eye care, but small enough to give each of our patients the personal touch that they deserve. Patient comfort is our top priority.
Call Goel Vision
We’re glad you’re considering coming to Goel Vision for your LASIK Frederick MD procedure. If you have questions or would like to set up a consultation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your eye care needs for years to come.