If your goal is to see clearly without contact lenses or eyeglasses, see the experts at NY Partners Ophthalmology in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City. Sophia Siu, MD, and the outstanding team offer LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) treatment to restore your vision without invasive procedures or significant downtime. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking tab today.
LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure used to treat common vision problems, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. The treatment applies laser energy to the cornea on the surface of your eye. It can reduce the curvature of a cornea that is too steep, make a cornea steeper to improve focus and vision, or smooth your cornea.
NY Partners Ophthalmology also offers photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or surface ablation, another type of refractive surgery used to alter the shape of the cornea and perfect your vision.
Candidates for LASIK treatment may include people who:
It’s important to understand that even after undergoing LASIK procedures, you may still have to wear contact lenses or glasses during certain activities.
However, the results of LASIK are highly effective and long-lasting, making it an exceptional alternative to many other vision correction treatments.
The NY Partners Ophthalmology team reviews your eye health history, medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. They complete vision testing, an eye exam, and diagnostic procedures if needed before customizing your vision correction treatment plan.
During LASIK procedures at NY Partners Ophthalmology, your specialist numbs your eyes using drops to ensure you avoid discomfort. They also offer a sedative to relax you. Your eye surgeon uses the laser to create a tiny flap, alter your cornea, and replace the flap. The treatment often lasts about 30 minutes or less.
After undergoing LASIK treatment, your vision may be temporarily blurred. Have a family member or friend drive you home, take mediations or eye drops as directed, and protect your eyes with sunglasses or an eye shield. Complete healing may take two to three months.
Don’t hesitate to call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office any time with questions. Attend all follow-up visits with the team.
Call NY Partners Ophthalmology or use the online booking tab today to learn more about LASIK and determine if it’s right for you.