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Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates provides Lasik eye correction surgery throughout Pittsburgh, PA. Book your appointment online today!

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Allegheny Ophthalmology LASIK Procedure

Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates

Pittsburgh's Most Reliable, Local Ophthalmologists, located in Natrona Heights, PA

Lasik Eye Surgery – Pittsburgh, PA

LASIK(opens in a new tab) is a surgical procedure that typically involves cutting of a flap in the eye. It removes the need for glasses by restructuring the cornea, the clear round dome that covers the front of the eye. This type of refractive surgery smoothly restructures(opens in a new tab) the cornea by removing small amounts of tissue from the outer surface with a cool, computer-controlled ultraviolet beam of light.

At Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates, we have done thousands of safe and successful LASIK procedures. Our doctors are board-certified and are highly qualified Contact us in Natrona Heights, PA to answer your LASIK questions.  Call 724-224-4240 or book an appointment online today!

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FAQs on LASIK Surgery:

Who is a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

The assessment requires high screening standards. If you experience myopia (nearsightedness)(opens in a new tab), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (irregularly shaped curvature of the lens)(opens in a new tab), you might be a candidate for LASIK.

Does LASIK Eye Surgery Hurt?

LASIK is a painless procedure that involves virtually no discomfort. Because the eye tissue is flipped away and then returned to its original position, complications during healing are rare(opens in a new tab). Because the laser is applied to tissue deep within the cornea instead of to the surface, vision recovery is rapid. Research shows that 95 percent of patients are at least 20/40 the day after surgery(opens in a new tab)

How Quickly Do Results Appear After Surgery?

Your vision will stabilize within about 24 hours(opens in a new tab) after the surgery. You will be required to have three follow-up visits in the first six months(opens in a new tab).

What is the Recovery from LASIK Surgery like?

You may experience mild corneal haze(opens in a new tab) after the surgery, which is part of the normal healing process. The haze might appear but it has little or no effect on your final vision. You also may experience glare and halos(opens in a new tab) around lights. These conditions diminished after six months. Dry eyes(opens in a new tab) are a temporary side effect. Lubricating eye drops should be sufficient to correct this problem. To protect your eyes, a specialized glass or contact lens must be worn for about two to three days following the operation.

Can I Wear Contact Lenses Prior to LASIK Surgery?

If you wear hard contact lenses(opens in a new tab), we recommend that you leave them out for three weeks before the surgery. Soft contacts(opens in a new tab) shouldn't be worn for 72 hours before the surgery.

Does LASIK Surgery Help to Achieve Perfect Vision?

About 90 percent of patients who undergo LASIK surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better. Long-term results are also promising in terms of visual and refractive outcomes, about 73 percent of patients do not need astigmatism correction(opens in a new tab).

If you would like to know more about LASIK Surgery or evaluate if qualify for one, please call our Natrona Heights office or book an appointment using the easy online booking tool today. Our expert ophthalmologists at Allegheny Ophthalmology would love to help you regain your vision using this advanced laser surgical procedure.