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LASIK

LASIK improves vision safely and precisely by reshaping the cornea to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Vision improves within minutes, and most patients eventually enjoy 20/20 vision or better after treatment.

The most commonly performed elective surgery in the United States, LASIK combines the advantages of two sophisticated technologies: the accuracy of the excimer laser and the benefits of lamellar keratoplasty. It is safe, precise and highly successful. Thanks to LASIK, millions of people worldwide have experienced the wonder of clear vision without glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK offers many improvements over other refractive surgery procedures. These include little or no post-operative discomfort, immediate vision improvement, and the ability to drive or return to work quickly—sometimes as soon as the next day. Most patients require no corrective eyewear after surgery (although patients over 45 often need reading glasses).

Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing to undergo eye surgery is a difficult decision with long-lasting consequences. You will live with the results of your surgery for years to come. That's why it's so important to find an experienced surgeon equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you enjoy the best surgical result possible, with improved vision and no complications. Dr. Kalyani is fellowship-trained in LASIK and is certified to use the latest techniques.

Am I a candidate?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. When you come in for an evaluation, your eyes will be examined to determine whether LASIK or another refractive procedure is appropriate for you, and whether you are at risk for any complications.

The ideal LASIK candidate:

  • Is over 21 years old
  • Has had stable vision for at least six months
  • Has a healthy cornea thick enough for a flap
  • Has refractive error(s) that fall within the treatable range
  • Does not have a disease or condition that could impair the procedure or healing process
  • Has been educated about the procedure including its risks and benefits
  • Understands that the goal of surgery is to improve vision and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses

During your consultation, Dr. Kalyani will perform a full eye exam and discuss whether LASIK is right for you.

Honesty

We don't pressure our patients into undergoing a procedure that isn't right for them. Every patient interested in LASIK is given an extensive evaluation to determine whether LASIK is right for him or her. During the consultation, Dr. Kalyani will have a frank discussion with you about the benefits and risks of having laser vision correction. Only then is the patient accepted as a pre-operative LASIK candidate.

Caring

We take the time to ensure that every patient receives the best care and individualized attention. Dr. Kalyani will personally perform the pre-operative consultation, the LASIK surgery, and will examine you at the post-operative appointments.

Call today to schedule your consultation and find out if you are a candidate for LASIK. Soon you could be tossing away your glasses or contact lenses and enjoying the freedom of clear vision.

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