What is Refractive Surgery?
Refractive surgery is a term that describes the group of procedures that are used to correct visual impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. There are several types of refractive surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange. These procedures use innovative laser technology to enhance the eye's focusing power by altering the shape of the cornea or removing the lens altogether to replace it with an artificial one. To achieve this, specialized tools and techniques are utilized to accomplish the necessary treatments. These procedures not only help improve vision but can drastically reduce or rule out the need for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. If you are interested in refractive surgery, Baton Rouge Eye Physicians invites you to explore our laser vision correction procedure pages to learn more. We also encourage you to get in touch with our office in Baton Rouge, LA to set up a private consultation with one of our seasoned ophthalmologists.
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how is refractive surgery performed?
Each refractive surgery is a bit different, but all of them utilize advanced laser technology to achieve the necessary corrections. Recovery times and post-op care also vary among these procedures. Some require longer healing periods than others, and not all procedures are ideal for all patient cases. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and which one may offer the best benefits for you will be to undergo a comprehensive consultation at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians. Our team is dedicated to educating our clients on all of their options so they can make well-informed decisions regarding their ocular health.
Frequently asked questions about refractive surgery
Can I drive myself home after surgery?
Following your treatment, you will experience blurry vision for the next couple of hours. You will need someone to drive you home; however, you can usually resume driving the next day.
Can you treat both eyes at the same time?
Yes, we can! Often, patients want to reduce the amount of time they need off for work and decrease the healing time. Our ophthalmologists will provide detailed information on what to expect and aftercare instructions for refractive surgery at your consultation.
When can I start wearing eye makeup again?
Generally, you can start wearing eye shadow or eyeliner a week after your surgery. Using it too soon may cause an eye infection.
clearer vision with corrective surgery
Achieving your best vision has never been easier, thanks to advanced laser technologies and refractive surgeries, like LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange. If you are considering corrective vision surgery, reach out to our Baton Rouge, LA team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians. We'd be happy to sit down with you to go over all the pros and cons and answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment options. We look forward to meeting you.