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3 Common LASIK Questions

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How do I know if LASIK is an option for me?

LASIK is an excellent option for many people to improve their vision without glasses or contact lenses. The best way to determine if you qualify for LASIK is through an eye exam with your eye doctor.

Here are some general guidelines:
• You must be at least 18 years old
• You must have healthy eyes – no evidence of a condition that could affect the healing process
• You cannot be pregnant or nursing, as your hormonal levels can affect measurements

The doctors at Summit Eye Center provide no-cost LASIK consultations. At this consultation, the doctor will thoroughly exam your eyes, discuss your goals/lifestyle and determine the best option for your individual situation.

What happens on the day of treatment?

LASIK is an outpatient procedure, which means you will spend an hour or two at the center and then return home afterword. You will need someone to drive you home, as your vision will be a little blurry right after the procedure.

The surgeon will place numbing drops in your eye. Then the surgeon will perform the procedure, using the laser to reshape the cornea...which improves the eyes focusing ability.

What is my LASIK recovery like?

Many LASIK patients see well the very next day after their procedure. You may resume most normal daily activities soon after. The speed of recovery depends on your personal healing pattern. Most people can return to work the day after surgery. You will have an exam the day after the procedure. You will then have another exam within the next few weeks and then 3 months later to monitor the healing process.

Summit Eye Center is available to answer any additional questions you have about LASIK. You can visit our website,, call us at (816) 246-2111 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.

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