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Laser Eye Surgery Specialist

Retina Specialists -  - Retinal Ophthalmologist

Retina Specialists

Retinal Ophthalmologists located in Desoto, Texas & Plano, TX

If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses, but you yearn to wake up and see clearly without them, laser eye surgery can change your life. The team of surgeons at Retina Specialists have performed laser eye surgery on countless patients and helped restore their vision. The practice, with locations in Dallas, DeSoto, Plano, Mesquite, and Waxahachie, Texas, also provides post-surgical care and guides you through your entire recovery process. To learn more about laser eye surgery, call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation today.

Laser Eye Surgery

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a procedure to correct refractive errors in your vision, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and irregular curvature of your cornea (astigmatism).

During surgery, the laser reshapes your cornea so it can focus light properly. Unevenly shaped corneas are a common reason for refractory issues interfering with your vision. After you heal, your corneas are more even and can refract light better in order to produce a sharper image.

What are the advantages of laser eye surgery?

Studies have shown that laser eye surgery has at least a 90% success rate, one of the highest for elective surgeries. 

After surgery, most patients experience a dramatic reduction in their need for corrective lenses, and many don’t need them at all. In addition to its high rate of success, the other benefits of laser eye surgery are:

  • It’s painless
  • You see results in 24 hours
  • It doesn’t require stitches
  • Results are long-lasting

Your Retina Specialists ophthalmologist can also perform adjustments to your cornea years after your laser eye surgery if you experience further changes in your vision as you age.

What should I expect from laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery is safe for most adults with refractive errors who’ve had stable vision for the past year. 

Before surgery, your Retina Specialists surgeon takes detailed measurements of your eyes and prepares you for the procedure. 

You receive numbing eye drops and an oral sedative that makes you relax, but not so much that you fall completely asleep. The surgery itself is a quick 10-minute process and, usually, your doctor can operate on both eyes in one session. 

After you undergo laser eye surgery, your surgeon provides you with protective eye shields to cover your eyes while sleeping for the first week after surgery. They also go over post-surgery care instructions and can prescribe pain medication or lubricating eye drops. 

A day after your surgery, your vision is corrected, and you should see relatively clearly. During your follow-up appointment at Retina Specialists, your ophthalmologist checks your healing and over the next few months, your vision continues to improve as your eyes heal completely.

To learn more about laser eye surgery and if you’re a candidate for it, call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation at Retina Specialists today.