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Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?

Are you a good candidate for this eye surgery? Read the information below to learn more

At Siedlecki Cataract & Vision Care, we specialize in several different areas of eye care and can handle LASIK procedures for clients throughout Western New York. This procedure has become more advanced over the years and has a very high success rate (roughly 96%). Since being approved by the FDA in 1996, the procedure has helped millions of people achieve 20/20 vision, ridding the need for contact lenses or glasses.


If you are interested in having LASIK surgery performed on your eyes but are apprehensive in any way, we will be happy to go over the procedure with you in detail and reassure you about the safety and successfulness of our past procedures. Below are a few common questions that our patients have asked in the past:


  • Are my eyes healthy enough for LASIK Surgery? LASIK or laser eye surgery is ideal for people who have normal vision problems and have nothing that might result in complications with surgery. The larger issues that could possibly cause problems include keratoconus, keratitis, dry eyes, large pupils, glaucoma and cataracts. If you have any of these conditions or another condition that may concern you, please feel free to reach out to our team to see if surgery is appropriate for you.


  • What does the surgery involve? Before any surgical work, we will asses and take detailed measurements of your eyes. The next step in the process will involve a special cutting laser that will alter the curvature of your cornea, removing small amounts of corneal tissue that make the curve of your cornea flatten, get steeper. In many cases we will create a flap in the cornea that raises it before reshaping, but this is not always administered depending on the specific circumstances.


  • What are the benefits, expectations? For the majority of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery with us, you will gain exceptional vision post-surgery that will last for many years or decades. You will again be able to do the things you love without the annoyance of contacts or eye glasses and can see things even clearer than before. As you age and get into your older years, you may have a need to wear glasses when driving at night or in other low-light conditions, but this surgery will give you the eye freedom you have been dreaming of!


If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery performed by our experienced and professional team, we ask that you reach out to us at your earliest convenience; it will be a pleasure to hear from you soon!


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