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WHAT IS LASIK EYE SURGERY?

LASIK eye surgery is the most prevalent and effective vision enhancement procedure for individuals facing nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, all of which are primarily attributed to the unique curvature of the cornea. At New York Laser Vision, our skilled eye surgeons harness the power of cutting-edge, high-powered lasers. The procedure involves reshaping the cornea to optimize its focusing power, allowing light to be accurately focused onto the retina. This precision in correcting the corneal shape translates to improved visual acuity, enabling you to experience the world with newfound clarity. This advanced technology allows us to tailor the treatment to each patient's unique needs, ultimately enhancing their vision and reintroducing a higher quality of life through LASIK in Brooklyn.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASIK?

Opting for Brooklyn LASIK surgery at New York Laser Vision offers a transformative path to clearer vision, liberating you from the reliance on contact lenses or corrective eyeglasses. Here’s what you need to know about its benefits:

  • Extensive studies highlight the remarkable success rates associated with LASIK, showcasing its effectiveness in enhancing visual acuity. An impressive 85% of patients achieve the coveted 20/20 vision milestone, while an overwhelming 95% attain at least 20/40 visual acuity, marking LASIK as a reliable and proven method for vision improvement.
  • Beyond the immediate success of the procedure, LASIK boasts long-lasting results, with most patients experiencing sustained visual clarity without additional follow-up procedures.
    The efficiency of LASIK extends to its brief nature, as the procedure is completed swiftly, requiring little downtime. After taking some time to rest on the day of the surgery, patients can seamlessly resume their normal activities, emphasizing the convenience and minimal disruption associated with LASIK.
  • One of the most notable benefits is reducing or eliminating dependence on glasses or contact lenses for day-to-day activities, with over 8 out of 10 LASIK patients experiencing newfound visual freedom.

At New York Laser Vision, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and a streamlined Brooklyn LASIK experience that enhances your overall quality of life.

    IS LASIK A SAFE PROCEDURE?

    LASIK is an FDA-approved ocular surgery, having been successfully performed millions of times, attesting to its proven safety and efficacy. At New York Laser Vision, each patient undergoes thorough evaluation and consultation characterized by the utmost care and precision. Our commitment to patient well-being guides our approach, ensuring that LASIK surgery in Brooklyn is recommended only when deemed fully appropriate for individual needs.

    Statistical insights affirm that most patients attain their desired outcomes with just one LASIK procedure, underscoring the reliability and success of this transformative vision correction method. In rare instances where optimization is sought, retreatment may be considered for a singular eye to enhance visual acuity further.

    Dr. Julia Giyaur cured my nearsightedness with LASIK. After 20 years of glasses and contacts, I am now free! I highly recommend Dr. Giyaur as an amazing eye-surgeon who literally changed my daily life in a very significant way.

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    AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?

    If you're considering LASIK surgery in Brooklyn with New York Laser Vision, chances are you're already accustomed to wearing glasses or contact lenses, making you an ideal candidate for LASIK. This innovative surgical solution offers a transformative path to correcting common refractive errors like:

    • Nearsightedness
    • Farsightedness
    • Astigmatism

    Our comprehensive evaluation process ensures that LASIK is recommended only when it aligns with your individual circumstances, prioritizing both safety and optimal outcomes. For example, certain health conditions may pose increased risks or lead to less predictable outcomes with LASIK:

    • Individuals with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or a weakened immune system due to immunosuppressive medications may find LASIK less suitable.
    • Persistent dry eyes, recent changes in vision attributed to medications, hormonal shifts, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or age, as well as conditions like inflammation of the cornea, eyelid disorders, eye injuries, and certain eye diseases, may also impact LASIK candidacy.
    • Additionally, those with good overall vision, severe nearsightedness, large pupils or thin corneas, age-related changes affecting vision clarity, or engagement in contact sports associated with facial blows are advised against LASIK surgery.

      CAN LASIK FIX OTHER EYE CONDITIONS SUCH AS GLAUCOMA, DRY EYE, OR CATARACTS?

      LASIK surgery specifically targets and rectifies refractive errors by skillfully reshaping the cornea. This transformative approach proves highly effective in addressing common vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, providing individuals with a renewed clarity of sight.

      However, it's important to note that LASIK does not extend its corrective capabilities to address distinct eye conditions like:

      • Glaucoma, which is characterized by elevated pressure within the eye
      • Dry eye syndrome resulting from inadequate tear production
      • Cataracts, marked by the clouding of the eye's lens due to protein accumulation

      These conditions necessitate unique and separate procedures tailored to their specific nature. In instances where individuals are diagnosed with glaucoma or cataracts, LASIK in Brooklyn may not be a suitable option. Our commitment to individualized care at New York Laser Vision ensures that each patient receives tailored recommendations based on their unique eye health needs.

      How Long Does Lasik Eye Surgery Take?

      LASIK eye surgery is a brief procedure performed in the office, typically taking less than 30 minutes. Patients can anticipate spending 10 minutes or less on each eye. However, the total office visit on the day of the surgery may last approximately 90 minutes.

      Is Vision Correction Painful?

      LASIK patients do not feel pain during the procedure as anesthetic eye drops numb the eye completely. While working on the eyes, patients may experience slight pressure in the surrounding tissues.

      What to Expect After Surgery

      Following the surgery, patients may experience a mild grittiness or a feeling of having an eyelash in the eye, a temporary side effect that typically diminishes within a few hours. Many patients find relief by taking over-the-counter pain medication at home to manage their comfort.

      How Long Will Vision Correction Last?

      Extensive research on laser vision correction has shown the possibility of lasting outcomes from procedures such as LASIK in Brooklyn. A study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery revealed that the results of laser vision correction remained effective even 18 years after the initial treatment.

      WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK AND NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER LASIK?

      After LASIK at New York Laser Vision in Brooklyn, the recommendations may include:

      • Arranging for someone to drive you home from your surgery and to your follow-up appointment
      • Driving only once the legal vision requirement has been confirmed through a standard eye exam in our office
      • Keeping water out of your eyes initially, but it's safe to shower starting the day after surgery
      • Returning to work within one to two days
      • Using artificial tears for a few weeks to reduce dry eye, especially if you routinely use a computer
      • Avoiding wearing eye makeup for the first week after LASIK. Consider buying new mascara and eyeliner to reduce the risk of infection
      • Resuming mild exercise within a few days, being careful not to let sweat drip into the eyes
      • Resuming swimming and hot tub use after two weeks

      Your doctor will provide detailed aftercare recommendations during your LASIK surgery consultation to ensure you are fully informed about everything you need.

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      • Patient 36 year old with High prescription (astigmatism)
      • Turned down from many places, was told he can’t have LASIK
      • A commercial driver by profession
      • Had difficulty wearing glasses since high astigmatism correction in glasses is very uncomfortable
      • Dr. Giyaur performed his LASIK
      • He saw 20/20 with both eyes the following day
      • Was able to return to his work the next day.
      • 6 months later his vision is stable and he is very satisfied. 

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      How much does LASIK eye surgery cost? 

      LASIK eye surgery in Brooklyn begins at $3000 per eye and may vary depending on the technology utilized and individual needs. We advise scheduling a consultation with our eye specialists at New York Laser Vision for a personalized quote. Selecting a skilled surgeon is crucial to achieve optimal results and reduce potential risks.

      WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS WITH LASIK?

      Complications such as vision loss are infrequent with LASIK, but some common side effects include dry eye and temporary vision issues.

      • Dry Eyes: LASIK surgery can cause a temporary decrease in tear production, which may last up to six months; using eye drops can help manage this.
      • Glare, Halos, Double Vision: After surgery, your night vision may be affected, resulting in halos and glare around bright lights. Double vision may also develop, typically lasting from a few days to a few weeks.
      • Astigmatism: Uneven tissue removal during surgery can lead to the development of astigmatism.
      • Undercorrection or Overcorrection: You may not achieve the desired correction if the laser removes too little or too much tissue. This can be addressed with a second procedure for undercorrection.
      • Flap Problems: Complications such as infection or unusual epithelium growth may develop with the flap created to access the cornea.
      • Vision Loss: In sporadic cases, patients have experienced vision loss due to surgical complications.

        WHAT WILL RECOVERY BE LIKE AFTER LASIK?

        LASIK eye surgery in Brooklyn is remarkably swift, typically lasting only 10 minutes. Following the surgery, we will conduct an eye examination and provide prescription eye drops to prevent infection, reduce inflammation, and maintain eye moisture.

        It is expected to experience slight itching or burning in your eyes and increased tearing, which are all standard indications of the healing process.

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        HOW LONG DOES RECOVERY TAKE?

        The recovery process is typically rapid. For most New York Laser Vision patients, normal vision is restored within eight hours and continues to enhance over time. While some individuals may take a few months to achieve the full extent of their vision improvement, others experience dramatic improvement within hours and realize results within a few weeks.

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        LASIK FAQ

        Is laser vision correction permanent?

        Yes, LASIK vision correction is permanent and can effectively address nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, it does not prevent age-related conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.

        What will I feel during and after the LASIK procedure?

        LASIK is typically painless, although patients may experience slight pressure when a speculum is inserted and when the laser is applied. Temporary symptoms such as scratchiness, irritation, and blurry vision may occur, but most patients enjoy excellent vision by the following day.

        How can I afford LASIK?

        LASIK is generally not covered by health insurance, but interest-free financing options are available through Alphaeon and Care Credit, with assistance provided by our surgical coordinator. For individuals who no longer require glasses or contacts, LASIK can be a cost-saving option in the long term.

        How to pick the right doctor for your laser vision correction procedure?

        Select a highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist like Dr. Giyaur in Brooklyn for LASIK. Dr. Giyaur customizes the treatment plan to achieve optimal vision results by utilizing the latest technologies and a thorough team approach.

        Can I have LASIK when I'm pregnant?

        LASIK is not allowed during pregnancy or nursing because hormonal changes can affect the shape of the cornea, although this is not a safety issue with the laser.

        What are the chances of needing an enhancement or touch-up procedure after LASIK?

        The likelihood of requiring an enhancement or touch-up procedure following LASIK varies, but it is generally estimated to be around 10% to 20% of patients in the long term.

        Can LASIK surgery be performed on both eyes on the same day?

        Yes, LASIK surgery in Brooklyn can usually be conducted on both eyes on the same day, offering a more convenient and streamlined treatment experience.

        Are there any age restrictions for LASIK surgery?

        LASIK surgery has no set age limit, but candidates should generally be 18 or older with consistent vision.

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