Lasik Specialist

In Focus Eyecare

Andrea P. Neff, OD

Optometry located in Fort Mill, SC

LASIK® is a great way to correct your vision. Optometrist Andrea Neff, OD, a TLC affiliate, provides consultations and pre- and post-operative care for men and women who choose LASIK at In Focus Eyecare in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Dr. Neff helps you determine if the procedure is right for you during your in-depth LASIK consultation and gives a referral to the TLC Laser Eye Centers in Charlotte, North Carolina, where you undergo your procedure. Schedule your consultation here online or call In Focus Eyecare today.

Lasik Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK involves the use of highly effective advanced laser technology to correct the deterioration and alterations in the shape of your corneas. Your corneas are the transparent layer that forms the front of your eye.

LASIK can resolve an array of eye conditions and problems.

Nearsightedness

With nearsightedness, you can only see things that are close to you, while objects in the distance appear blurry.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a prevalent eye condition involving a deviation in the spherical curvature of your eye. This deviation causes distorted and blurry images.

LASIK eye surgery corrects the deformation in your cornea to ensure that light can be properly refracted to your retina. The LASIK procedure reshapes your cornea to correct your vision.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is associated with aging and involves farsightedness that’s the result of a loss of elasticity in the lens of your eye.

Farsightedness

If you’re farsighted, you have the ability to see objects far away better than close-up.

 

What can I expect during my LASIK consultation?

You’ll need to stop wearing your contact lenses for two weeks before your LASIK consultation since Dr. Neff needs to evaluate the natural shape of your cornea, and contacts can temporarily change the shape of your cornea.

Dr. Neff reviews your medical history and discusses your goals and expectations with the LASIK procedure. Dr. Neff performs a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate your eye health and determine if you’re a suitable candidate and if your eyes are healthy enough for the surgery.

Dr. Neff confirms your prescription, measures the thickness and curvature of your corneas and tests your eye pressure and pupil dilation.

 

Am I a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

You should have realistic goals about what can be achieved with LASIK surgery to be a suitable candidate. Continuing natural alterations in your eye could mean that you might still require corrective eyewear and reading glasses in the future, even after your LASIK procedure. For many people, however, LASIK can be a permanent solution.

LASIK isn’t a suitable option for:

  • Adolescents or children
  • People with lupus, herpes, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions or infections that can affect the eyes
  • People with glaucoma, thin corneas, cataracts, dry eyes, or large pupils

To be a suitable candidate, your prescription must have stayed the same for the previous year and you must have good eye health. Only certain prescriptions can be effectively corrected with LASIK.

If you’re interested in a LASIK procedure, call In Focus Eyecare or request an appointment online today.

 

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