Last updated 6 months ago
So you've scheduled your corrective eye surgery with Dr. Ellis, but what can you expect? We've put together some things to consider before coming in to your scheduled appointment, so there's no need to worry!
Know What to Expect
What to expect during your corrective eye surgery depends on which type of surgery you choose. Do your research on which corrective eye surgery is right for you and listen to your doctor’s suggestions. The most basic form of eye surgery, LASIK, reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors.
Talk to Your Doctor
Your ophthalmologist will schedule an appointment before your surgery to discuss your health history and how it will affect your corrective eye procedure. Discuss expected results and the degree of vision improvement. Your expectations may be different than what your doctor is capable of, so be sure you and your doctor have a clear understanding of what your corrected eyesight will be.
Follow Pre-Op Instructions
There are several precautions you will need to take before the day of your surgery. Stop using scented creams, lotions, and perfumes a few days before your surgery. Using these skincare products increases your risk of infection after your eye surgery. Instead, use the scrubs or eye drops your eye doctor will provide before your surgery. Be sure to arrange transportation to and from your corrective eye surgery because you will not be able to drive immediately.
Follow Post-Op Care
It’s important to think about your post-op care before your surgery. Your doctor will prescribe pain medications for any discomfort you might experience after your surgery. Try to pick up these prescriptions before your corrective eye surgery. Your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few days, so temporarily remove any bright lights from your home.
If you have additional questions about your upcoming corrective eye surgery, then consult the experts at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center. We have six convenient locations in the San Francisco area. Call us today at (888) 690-9689.
Last updated 6 months ago
LASIK surgery is a state-of-the-art procedure that can improve a majority of refractive vision disorders by reshaping the cornea with a specialized laser. The procedure is safe and highly successful for most patients, but there are many questions that patients have about the surgery. To help you understand how LASIK works and how safe it is, here are the answers to some of patients’ most commonly asked questions:
It is highly important that the eye does not move while the laser is working, but this is easily accomplished with a speculum that holds the eye open. Numbing drops will be administered before the surgery begins, so you won’t feel any irritation that might make you flinch during surgery.
The extent of your vision correction with LASIK will depend on the severity of your refractive disorder. Many patients are able to see clearly enough to eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses, and better vision is noticeable immediately after surgery. There is virtually no downtime after the surgery, as no bandaging is needed, so you can return to work the day after your procedure,
To date, there have been no cases of complete vision loss resulting from LASIK. Because the laser works in such a precise fashion, there is little chance of error that can damage your vision. There are some effects that may be noted for a few weeks following surgery, including nighttime glare and vision fluctuations, but these symptoms will subside as the eyes continue to heal.
If you have more questions about LASIK, contact the laser surgery experts at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center. We have locations throughout California, including offices in San Francisco and San Jose. Visit our website or call us at (888) 690-9689 to find the center nearest you.
Last updated 6 months ago
LASIK eye surgery can give patients the clear vision they desire. Whether you have had lifelong issues with poor eyesight, or the years have slowly taken their toll on your vision, you can have the sight you want and need for a high quality of life. The following articles shed more light on how LASIK eye surgery can help individuals suffering from vision problems.
Did you know that almost half of all Americans suffer from nearsightedness? WebMD offers an outline of this widespread vision concern.
Read this article from MedicineNet.com to learn more about the advantages of LASIK surgery.
If you have difficulty driving at night, you may suffer from night blindness. The National Institutes of Health explains why people develop night blindness and how an eye doctor might check for it.
This page from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides additional information about LASIK eye surgery.
Find out more about Zyoptix, a wavefront laser system that eye doctors use for custom LASIK surgery.
Is your eyesight interfering with your daily activities? Are you tired of not seeing as well as you could? If so, contact Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center today. We have helped thousands of patients in the greater San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose areas regain their clear vision. Call us at (888) 690-9689 to find out more.
Last updated 6 months ago
LASIK eye surgery has been providing patients with the clear eyesight they desire for decades. In a matter of minutes, eye doctors can safely correct the vision of individuals who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. However, recent innovations have improved traditional LASIK technology, providing LASIK surgery patients with even better eyesight results. In particular, Bausch + Lomb’s Zyoptix system has introduced wavefront technology that allows physicians to offer more personalized care when they perform LASIK eye surgery.
Zyoptix provides individualized treatment.
Bausch + Lomb’s Zyoptix system evolved from NASA, where wavefront technology was created to help researchers gain better results from their space-viewing endeavors. Now used in the ophthalmologic field, this machinery allows eye doctors to remedy each patient’s individual vision problems rather than administer LASIK care based upon predetermined treatment options. Zyoptix’s wavefront technology can map each patient’s eye and supply the LASIK surgeon with specific information relating to that person’s eyesight disorder. Eye doctors can adjust their treatment accordingly for improved results.
Zyoptix corrects a wider variety of vision problems.
Zyoptix’s wavefront system not only provides eye doctors with a more precise overview of their patient’s vision issues, but also enables them to administer more precise treatment. The laser technology used with Zyoptix custom LASIK surgery has the ability to correct both minor and severe eyesight problems that traditional LASIK eye surgery would not be able to detect or treat.
Zyoptix reduces the number of residual LASIK issues.
The Zyoptix wavefront system provides a unique ocular map of each patient’s eyesight problems. With careful assessment, eye doctors can use this information to administer more accurate care. This then reduces the occurrence of residual vision issues that may stem from LASIK surgery, such as a glare or a halo effect.
Are you a candidate for Zyoptix custom LASIK surgery? Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center offers this innovative vision correction option for patients in the greater San Francisco area. Please call our office, which is located near Corte Madera, at (888) 690-9689 to make an appointment.
Last updated 7 months ago
Like any other surgical procedure, LASIK eye surgery is a treatment that prospective patients should carefully evaluate. This video explains that all LASIK surgery candidates can benefit from discussing this vision correction method with their eye doctors.
LASIK surgery offers patients the opportunity to have clear vision. The procedure is used to remedy eyesight problems caused by myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. When administered correctly, LASIK eye surgery is an extremely safe procedure. However, LASIK surgery experts recommend that all potential candidates speak to their eye surgeons about the risks that may be associated with this procedure.
Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center has performed thousands of highly successful LASIK surgery procedures. If you have questions regarding LASIK eye surgery or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our Sacramento-area office, please call (888) 690-9689.