With offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Deer Park, and Holbrook the Doctors at North Shore Eye Care offer state of the art LASIK surgery. Laser vision corrective surgery is becoming increasingly more accepted in society because of the overwhelming success of this amazing procedure.
As testimony to how successful this procedure is, eye care providers consisting of Ophthalmologists and optometrists are probably the largest single group percentage wise to have this procedure performed on themselves as well as their family members. Other groups who have benefited and endorsed laser vision correction are firemen, policeman, countless athletes and all branches of the armed forces.
Patients are usually amazed how well they can see the very next day with vision that usually exceeds their previously corrected vision with glasses or contacts. And no wonder, laser vision correction is extremely precise, reshaping your cornea as it removes tissue one micron at a time. Utilizing wave front technology borrowed from NASA light waves reflected from your eyes are analyzed enabling your doctor to treat near and far sighted conditions as well as astigmatism. A host of other irregularities such as spherical aberration can also be treated. The bottom line, happy patients.
Even with good vision that often exceeds 20/20, you can expect some side effects in the immediate post operative period. The most common side effects encountered right after surgery are mild haze and glare as well as awareness of dry eyes. The former problem is self limiting with symptoms disappearing within a short period of time. The latter problem is also self limiting as long as there was no significant preexisting dry eye problem. In any case there are many different treatments that can be offered to ameliorate this condition. Usually however, artificial tears are all that is necessary to give lasting relief.