The Eye Care Institute is the first in Kentucky and among the first in the nation to provide the first topography-guided LASIK to receive FDA approval. Our LASIK patients receive a custom LASIK procedure using 22 thousand precision points to map the eye! This technology allows us to provide the best visual results for our patients.
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What is LASIK?
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is an outpatient vision correction procedure that treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. LASIK uses a microsurgical instrument and a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina.
How Do I Know If Dr. Meyer or Dr. Pattar and The Eye Care Institute Is Right For My LASIK Procedure?
John C. Meyer, MD first used the excimer laser while completing his Fellowship in Refractive Surgery and Corneal Diseases at Emory University during 1994 and 1995. As such, he is one of the first doctors in the country to have had access to an excimer laser. Dr. Pattar graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and also has his PhD in Cellular & Integrative Physiology.
If you schedule an appointment with The Eye Care Institute to be evaluated for laser vision correction, you will personally meet with Dr. Meyer or Dr. Pattar. They will take the time to answer your questions and concerns. Your initial screening with Dr. Meyer or Dr. Pattar is complementary. If you decide to proceed, Dr. Meyer or Dr. Pattar will perform a thorough eye exam to measure your prescription and determine which refractive procedure is right for you.
What Will My Vision Be Like After LASIK?
Often, LASIK patients are able to go about their normal activities, including returning to work, the next day.
Am I A Good Candidate For LASIK?
People who want to minimize their dependence on glasses or contact lenses make good candidates for LASIK. Lifestyle, hobbies, and amount of correction needed are all factors that may determine whether you are a good candidate. The ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 years of age, not pregnant, and free of any eye disease. You should experience stable vision for at least one year before having LASIK.
What Happens After LASIK?
Plan on going home to take a nap and relax for several hours following your procedure. Eye drops are given to help heal and alleviate dryness. Healing after LASIK is usually free of any discomfort.