Are you sick of needing to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time? If so, you've probably heard of or considered LASIK eye surgery. This procedure helps you get rid of your glasses or contact lenses for good!
The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
Planning LASIK eye care is intimidating and overwhelming, and you want to know you are working with the best and most experienced eye doctors available. At West Texas Eye Associates, we understand how vital that process is to find an ophthalmologist you can trust. We have seven ophthalmologists and one optometrist on staff and are experienced and knowledgeable about the best procedure for your eye needs.
Understanding the LASIK Procedure
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. The surgery reshapes the cornea, which is the eye's clear outer covering. Once it is reshaped, light can be properly retracted onto the cornea, resulting in clearer vision.
Of course, having needles or any surgical procedure on your eye is daunting. LASIK is an outpatient procedure that typically only takes 10 to 15 minutes per eye. Before we begin, we numb the surface of your eye and give you medication to help you relax. Although we perform the surgery while you're awake, few people experience pain or discomfort.
During the procedure, a flap is created in the cornea, then folded back to reveal the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. We remove a precise amount of corneal tissue, which reshapes the curvature of your cornea to improve vision. Then, we put the flap back where it naturally adheres to the cornea, so you don't need stitches.
The Recovery Process After LASIK
Your recovery time will be minimal. Most people return to their normal activities within a day or two. However, avoiding rubbing your eyes or engaging in strenuous activities for a few weeks after the procedure is essential. Most patients experience improved vision within a few days, and the full results are typically apparent after a few weeks.
Personalized Care at Texas Eye Associates
At West Texas Eye Associates, we are committed to personalized care. Our skilled ophthalmologists Dr. Timothy T. Khater, Dr. Jay C. Bradley, Dr. Mark P. Sherman, Dr. Omar M. Shoukfeh, Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab, Dr. W. David Boothe, and Dr. Thomas Turner, all have extensive training and years of experience in providing exceptional eye care services to patients. Combined with our optometrist, Dr. Mathews, who has decades of experience in the field, our clinic treats many conditions and offers a multitude of services.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for LASIK Eye Surgery in Lubbock and Midland, TX
We are located in Lubbock and Midland, TX. To learn more about LASIK surgery with West Texas Eye Associates, call (806) 792-5900.