If you’re considering refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, or others, you can benefit from coming in first to Wicker Park Eye Center. There are many considerations that have to be taken into account regarding refractive surgery and our Wicker Park ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel Tepper, is prepared to walk you through them as part of refractive surgery consultation. This will ensure that you are fully aware of the pros and cons and of which surgery may or may not be the right one for you.
Refractive surgery holds with it the exciting possibility of reducing your need for corrective lenses. In some cases, patients are able to completely do away with their eyeglasses or contact lenses entirely. If you currently use prescription lenses to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, refractive surgery may be able to help you see better. The reason behind these conditions that affect your vision is that your cornea becomes misshapen, allowing light to hit either the front or the back of your retina, instead of directly as is the case with normal vision. Through refractive surgery done by our Wicker Park ophthalmologist, your cornea can be effectively and safely reshaped. This results in better and sharper vision and makes you less dependent on your eyeglasses or contacts.
It is important to be able to objectively sort out the benefits that are possible from different types of refractive surgery and this is where a consultation with our Wicker Park ophthalmologist can be helpful, with the expert guidance that will allow you to make the best decision for you. In addition, a consultation will also determine if you are a good candidate for one or more types of refractive surgery. Certain diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, corneal or retinal disease, and autoimmune disorders may disqualify you. Pregnancy can also pose a risk that should be discussed. A full medical history will be taken and any concerns you have will be addressed. A complete eye exam is also part of the preparation process.
Refractive surgeries have a high rate of success and offer impressive results. Our Wicker Park ophthalmologist will ensure that you have all of the information you need before you choose.