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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

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Let Us Explain Your Laser Eye Surgery Options

Laser eye surgery is a big decision; one you don’t take lightly. You want to be sure you fully understand all your options and are familiar with the process. Complete Family Eye Care wants to put you at ease.

We’ll take the time to make sure you feel comfortable making a choice, offering compassionate care before and after your procedure. Contact Complete Family Eye Care and let us guide you through your laser eye surgery experience.

LASIK

LASIK was designed to reduce recovery time and risk of infection. It has since become the most popular refractive surgery in the world.

The doctor makes a small flap in the outer tissue of the cornea, folding it back to reveal the inner corneal layers. They’ll then reshape your cornea from the inside, correcting your refractive error. Once the cornea is reshaped, the doctor will replace the flap, covering the altered tissue.

Recovery

Although your vision should be totally clear within 24 hours, it’s not a bad idea to take a day off to relax and let your body heal. We’ll contact you to see how you’re feeling and check your vision for over or under correction. You must not drive or operate machinery until we’ve checked your vision and told you it’s safe to do so. To avoid any flap complications, you should not engage in strenuous exercise for a few weeks after surgery. You must also remember not to rub your eye.

LASEK

LASEK combines the best benefits of LASIK and PRK. Like PRK, it’s safe to perform on patients with thin corneas. But like LASIK, it uses the flap method which cuts down on the risk of infection. Rather than cutting the flap the way LASIK does, LASEK involves floating the very thin top layer of the cornea away from the eye, exposing the middle layers for reshaping. The top layer is then replaced.

Recovery

Your vision will stabilize after about a day, but it could take a few weeks for you to see totally clearly. You’ll have to try not to rub your eye and should avoid strenuous physical activity for a few weeks after surgery to lower the risk of flap related complications. We’ll follow up with you after your surgery to make sure you’re healing properly and you don’t need any further correction. You must not drive or operate machinery until we’ve checked your vision and told you it’s safe to do so.

PRK

In the 1980’s, the first ever laser eye surgery was used to correct a refractive error. This surgery was named PRK and is still used today. Many people consider it to be the safest refractive surgery available, as it works for patients with very thin corneas.

The doctor uses a laser to reshape the cornea into a sphere, allowing light to focus directly on the retina.

Recovery

It’s best to take a few days off after PRK to rest and give your body time to heal. Your eyesight will stabilize within a few days and will be completely clear within a week. We’ll contact you after your surgery to make sure you’re healing well and to test your vision to make sure your eyes haven’t been over or undercorrected. You must not drive or operate machinery until we’ve checked your vision and told you it’s safe to do so.
Learn more about myopia control treatment offered at Complete Family Eye Care.

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To Our Valued Patients:

Complete Family Eye Care has always been committed to the health and safety of our patients, our staff, and our community.

Because of the current spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that it has been our commitment for years to sterilize each piece of equipment either immediately before or immediately after each use to insure no germs are spread from one patient to another. We have always been proud of this commitment, so for us…it remains ‘business as usual’ and please be assured that we’ve got your back!

While cleanliness has always been a top priority of our practice, we are also increasing our frequency in which ‘high touch’ areas will be cleaned and sterilized, such as our reception chairs and tables as well as our restrooms and children’s play area and toys. You’ll notice that we have also removed magazines from our reception area to help ensure a sterile environment. Additionally, we are also sterilizing each eyeglass frame after our patients try them on. We continue to practice good hygiene by demanding our doctors and staff to wash their hands frequently with anti-bacterial soap or to use a high-percentage alcohol hand sanitizer.

One of the ways Coronavirus is transmitted is by touching the eyes. We highly recommend you take extra precautions of washing your hands before handling contact lenses. We also recommend you frequently sterilize or replace your contact lens case. As usual, always use approved contact lens solutions and follow the directions for proper use. We also recommend you consider wearing glasses more often, rather than contacts, to reduce the amount of eye contact.

We are actively monitoring both local and national information about the Coronavirus and are continuing to do everything we can to keep our practice a clean and safe environment for you and your family. Complete Family Eye Care will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and will follow the guidelines provided by local and national organizations like the CDC and WHO, and can assure you that our practice remains a safe place to continue your uninterrupted eye health care.

We felt it important to keep you updated, and If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call.

Thank you for being such a valued patient,

Dr. Cody Jones and the Staff at Complete Family Eye Care