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LASIK Eye Surgery for Buffalo, Amherst & North Tonawanda, NY

LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here at Siedlecki Cataract & Vision Care, we specialize in LASIK eye surgery. The LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. For the majority of our patients, this surgery is pain-free and is completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. After the surgery, our patients have improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses!

LASIK eye surgery offers numerous benefits and can dramatically improve your quality of life. Most of our patients will have 20/20 vision (or even better) after the surgery, but results do vary.

What to Expect Before LASIK

Prior to the LASIK eye surgery, your eye doctor will perform an eye exam that will provide insight into how healthy your eyes are. A number of different factors will be evaluated during this test, including the shape of your cornea, the size of your pupil, the tear film on the surface of your eyes, as well as pre-existing conditions related to your eyes. You will be asked about the types of medication you’re currently taking as well as if you have any allergies. Once approved for the eye surgery, cosmetic aspects such as makeup and eye creams should be avoided the day before to ensure your eye area is clean.

What to Expect During LASIK

Before surgery begins, our doctors will apply numbing eye drops into your eye to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. Next, we will position your eye under the laser and use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eyelids open.

The laser light pulses painlessly reshape the cornea, although you may feel some pressure on your eye. You'll also hear a steady clicking sound while the laser is operating. The surgery is performed on each eye separately.

What to Do After the Surgery

After your LASIK surgery, we will advise you to rest for a bit. You also may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation immediately following the procedure. Don’t panic, as this is completely normal. Also, it’s important to know that you cannot drive after LASIK until the eye doctor sees you the following day and confirms your uncorrected vision meets the legal standard for driving.

Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery

Saves You Money:

Glasses and contacts can be expensive, and LASIK eye surgery will enhance your sight in a way that allows you to forgo those forms of vision correction. LASIK can improve an individual’s vision for a lifetime allowing them to enjoy activities without the constant hassle of eyewear for years to come.


The eye surgery itself is extremely safe and has a high success rate. Our team of eye doctors has years of experience with this procedure and the healing time is relatively smooth. You’ll be able to experience life through your improved vision in no time!

Reduce Allergy Symptoms:

The eye-related symptoms associated with allergies are often heightened by the use of contact lenses. This is because contacts can occasionally trap allergy-related irritants in the eyes, ultimately increasing the itchiness and irritability that allergy sufferers experience. Although LASIK eye surgery can’t cure your allergies, they can help to eliminate the issue of contacts!

To learn more about how LASIK eye surgery can benefit your situation, contact our friendly eye doctors today!

Have more questions? Do you think you would be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Call us today.

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