LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery in Boynton Beach, Florida
Are you tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision? LASIK eye surgery may be the solution you've been looking for.

At Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute in Boynton Beach, Florida, Dr. Jonathan Lam and his experienced team are proud to offer the most advanced LASIK technology to help you achieve the vision you deserve.

What is LASIK?

LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a popular and effective refractive surgery designed to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

This procedure has helped millions of people worldwide reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK surgery involves reshaping the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, to allow light to focus more accurately on the retina. By altering the curvature of the cornea, LASIK can correct the refractive errors that cause blurred vision.

If you're considering LASIK eye surgery to correct your vision, it's essential to understand the procedure, its benefits, and potential risks.

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Does LASIK Work?

The LASIK procedure involves two main steps. First, Dr. Lam creates a thin, hinged flap in the cornea using an advanced femtosecond laser. This flap is gently lifted to expose the underlying corneal tissue, known as the stroma.

Next, Dr. Lam uses an excimer laser to reshape the stroma according to your personalized treatment plan. The excimer laser emits an ultraviolet light to remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue, effectively correcting the refractive error causing your vision problems.

For nearsighted patients, the goal is to flatten the cornea, while for farsighted patients, the cornea is made steeper. In cases of astigmatism, the laser smooths out the irregular corneal shape to create a more symmetrical surface.

Once the reshaping is complete, Dr. Lam carefully repositions the corneal flap, which naturally adheres and begins the healing process. The flap serves as a natural bandage, promoting quick healing and reducing discomfort.

By reshaping the cornea with the utmost precision and accuracy, LASIK can significantly improve your visual acuity, often reducing or eliminating the need for corrective eyewear. The results are typically long-lasting, providing patients with the freedom and convenience of clear, natural vision.

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A Good Candidate for LASIK?

To determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK, you will need to see Dr. Jonathan Lam for a LASIK consultation. During this appointment, he will evaluate your eyes and ask you about your vision goals to determine if LASIK might be a good option for you.

Good candidates for LASIK are typically:

At least eighteen years old
Have had stable vision for at least one year
In good general health
Free from certain eye conditions, such as severe dry eye or thin corneas

During your LASIK consultation in Boynton Beach, Dr. Lam will discuss your medical history, assess your eye health, and help you understand the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.

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What Happens During LASIK?

  • Before LASIK

    Prior to your LASIK procedure, you will need to ensure you are a candidate during a LASIK consultation with Dr. Lam. During this appointment, he will perform additional tests to measure the thickness and shape of your cornea, as well as the size of your pupils.

    If you are confirmed to be a good LASIK candidate, these measurements are used to customize your LASIK treatment plan.
  • The Day Of

    On the day of your LASIK surgery, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you to the procedure and home after the procedure. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Lam will administer numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort.
  • The Procedure

    During the LASIK procedure, Dr. Lam will use advanced laser technology to create a thin flap in your cornea. He will then reshape the underlying corneal tissue using a precise laser to correct your specific vision problems.

    The flap is then gently repositioned, and the procedure is complete.
  • After LASIK

    After your LASIK procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, itching, or burning sensations in your eyes. These symptoms are normal and should subside within a few hours.

    Most patients notice a significant improvement in their vision within twenty-four hours of LASIK surgery. Dr. Lam will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions, including the use of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to promote healing and prevent infection.

    You will also have follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your eyes are healing properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK

How Long Does the LASIK Procedure Take?

The LASIK procedure typically takes less than thirty minutes for both eyes.

How Long Do The Results of LASIK Last?

LASIK results are generally permanent. However, LASIK will not prevent other vision changes that may occur due to other eye conditions or natural changes in your eyes over time.

For this reason, it is important to keep up with regular eye exams after the procedure.

Does LASIK surgery hurt?

Most patients report little to no pain during the LASIK procedure, thanks to the use of numbing eye drops. Some mild discomfort may occur after the procedure but should subside quickly.

When can I resume normal activities after LASIK?

Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a few days after their LASIK procedure. However, it is essential to follow Dr. Lam's post-operative instructions and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.

What kind of vision can I expect after LASIK surgery?

The vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after LASIK surgery. However, individual results may vary depending on factors such as the severity of your initial vision problems and the healing process.

Can both eyes have LASIK done at once?

Yes, Dr. Lam typically performs LASIK on both eyes during the same procedure to ensure a balanced visual outcome and minimize recovery time.

Can I have LASIK if I have dry eyes?

If you have dry eyes, Dr. Lam may recommend treating the condition before proceeding with LASIK. In some cases, alternative vision correction procedures may be more suitable for patients with severe dry eye symptoms.

Next Steps

If you're ready to take the first step towards clearer vision, contact Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute in Boynton Beach, Florida, to schedule your LASIK consultation with Dr. Jonathan Lam. Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of achieving the vision you've always wanted.

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