During robotic-assisted LASIK surgery, Dr. Saimovici reshapes the cornea and corrects refractive errors with computerized precision.
Dr. Saimovici evaluates each patient on a case-by-case basis, but generally speaking, the following conditions have to be present for you to be eligible for surgery:
Not all considerations are listed here; Dr. Saimovici will evaluate every patient carefully to determine their suitability for the procedure.
The closest doctors can come to estimating each patient’s outcome is using data from past cases. No doctor can guarantee 20/20 vision after surgery, but almost all patients report that they’re able to function daily – including driving and watching TV – without glasses after surgery. In fact, many patients are so pleased with Dr. Saimovici’s work that they go on to refer friends and family to New York Medicine Doctors for LASIK.
Dr. Saimovici will administer anesthetic eye drops before the procedure begins to ensure you don’t experience any pain at all. Once the procedure is over, though, some patients experience minor irritation for just a few hours.
You should be able to resume your regular activities as soon as a day or two after their procedure. On average, vision is clear just 24-48 hours after surgery with improvement continuing over a few months. Contact sports and swimming can be resumed after several weeks according to the doctor’s instructions.
Yes, most patients choose to have both eyes done at once for convenience.
LASIK corrects distance vision and eliminates the need for distance glasses; however, if reading glasses were used before surgery they’ll still be required after surgery.
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