Questions About LASIK
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Not every procedure is right for every patient. Whether you are considering LASIK, PreLex™ or ICL, talk with your eye doctor about which procedure it is right for you. Ask about what other treatment options may be available to you and why your doctor recommends this procedure to treat your vision loss.
What are the risks for this surgery?
Every surgery comes with some risks. Make sure you know what the specific risks are for your procedure and what precautions your eye doctor is taking to reduce your chances of complications. Also be sure to ask what you can do to minimize risks before surgery and during your recovery.
What equipment will you use for my surgery?
Know that your eye doctor is experienced with using up-to-date equipment for your procedure. Advances in vision correction technology should be incorporated into your eye surgeon’s practice on a regular basis. At Woodhams Eye Clinic we use state-of-the art laser vision correction technology. All cataract and ICL procedures are performed in our own on-site state licensed surgical center.
What are your qualifications?
You want to know that the eye doctor you are trusting with your vision correction surgery is experienced and well trained. At Woodhams Eye Clinic, our surgeons perform over a thousand vision correction surgeries every year and have been a practicing eye surgeon for more than 30 years.
What will my recovery be like?
Each patient is different and heals at a different rate than any other patient. Recovery from most eye surgeries takes a few days for initial recovery and a few months before stabilization of your eye is complete. Recovery is a critical time for your eye health. At Woodhams Eye Clinic we provide individualized attention and follow-up for each procedure.
How much will my vision improve after my procedure?
With procedures like LASIK and IntraLASE® most patients achieve 20/20 vision and are able to live life free of contacts and glasses. With lens replacement procedures, like PreLex™, the majority of patients also experience significant reversal of vision loss and see happily without the need for contacts and glasses. Our doctors at Woodhams Eye Clinic will discuss with you the specific results you can expect from your procedure.