Longhorn Eye Care
Adam Hart, M.D.
Ophthalmologist located in Pflugerville, TX
Are you tired of depending on prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses for clear vision? LASIK treatments may be the right solution for you. Dr. Adam Hart is a highly skilled LASIK surgeon and offers this state-of-the-art treatment at his Longhorn Eye Care practice in Pflugerville, Texas. When you’re ready to put your glasses and contacts away for good, schedule an appointment online or by phone for a comprehensive LASIK consultation.
LASIK Q & A
What is LASIK?
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of refractive outpatient surgery that uses laser technology to reshape your cornea. The procedure requires no anesthesia or long recovery period and is highly effective at improving your vision.
Refractive errors are common eye problems that occur when the optical system of your eye doesn’t properly focus incoming light onto your retina. Traditional contact lenses or glasses can correct these refractive issues.
Dr. Hart may recommend LASIK surgery to correct eye conditions like astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness to improve your overall vision without the need for glasses or contacts.
What can I expect during a LASIK procedure?
If Dr. Hart determines you’re a good candidate for LASIK, you can expect a relatively fast and painless procedure.
At the start of your treatment, Dr. Hart numbs your eyes with drops to keep you comfortable. He can also provide oral medications to help you relax.
Dr. Hart sets up a device to hold your eye open and another to stabilize your eye. He then uses the laser to create a small flap in your cornea. You may experience blurred vision until the procedure is complete, which is normal.
Dr. Hart then uses a computer-controlled laser to reshape your cornea. During this time, you may feel light pressure but no pain. Once the reshaping is complete, Dr. Hart repositions the corneal flap, which stays in place on its own and heals without additional treatment.
How long does it take to recover from LASIK?
Following your LASIK treatment, you can expect to go home after Dr. Hart examines your eyes. You’ll need someone to drive you home.
Dr. Hart provides you with aftercare information and any activity limitations. You can expect your vision to return to normal within eight hours of treatment, and your vision should keep improving over several months.
You should get plenty of rest immediately after surgery and may need a day or two before returning to work and your usual activities.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of LASIK, schedule an appointment online or by calling Dr. Hart’s office.