LASIK

What is LASIK Eye Surgery

What are the benefits of LASIK eye surgery

Dr. Richard Apt performs custom Lasik. Lasik is a procedure to correct near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. This procedure is designed to help a person see well without the aid of contact lenses or glasses. Dr. Apt has been doing Lasik since 1996 and has performed over 5000 Lasik procedures.

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

Laser in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a laser surgery used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It is the most popular type of laser vision correction performed in the U.S. The cornea is reshaped to improve the focus of light rays onto the retina. An instrument called a microkeratome is used to make a thin flap in the cornea and the excimer laser is used to reshape the eye. The procedure is performed in our clinic and under topical (eye-drops) anesthesia. Most patients are able to drive the next day.

The purpose of LASIK is to attempt to decrease your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses. A LASIK exam includes a comprehensive eye exam, discussion of risks and benefits, and several measurements which will help determine one’s candidacy for the surgery. Like any other surgery and even contact lenses, LASIK has potential risks and side effects.

We are pleased to offer CustomVue LASIK which uses the latest wavefront technology to improve the likelihood for a successful outcome. We use the Visx S4 laser which is the most preferred excimer laser in the United States.

What are the LASIK Treatment Options

Laser in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a laser surgery used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It is the most popular type of laser vision correction performed in the U.S. The cornea is reshaped to improve the focus of light rays onto the retina. An instrument called a microkeratome is used to make a thin flap in the cornea and the excimer laser is used to reshape the eye. The procedure is performed in our clinic and under topical (eye-drops) anesthesia. Most patients are able to drive the next day.
The purpose of LASIK is to attempt to decrease your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses. A LASIK exam includes a comprehensive eye exam, discussion of risks and benefits, and several measurements which will help determine one’s candidacy for the surgery. Like any other surgery and even contact lenses, LASIK has potential risks and side effects.

Tell me about the LASIK procedure?

Prior to your LASIK eye surgery, numbing eye drops are used to alleviate any discomfort to the eye. Dr. Richard Apt may also prescribe medication to help you relax. LASIK eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and no stitches are required to heal. Your eye will be positioned under the laser, and an instrument called a lid speculum is used to keep your eyelids open. Your LASIK surgeon, Dr Apt, will use either an instrument called a microkeratome or a laser to create a thin semi-circular flap in the cornea on the surface of the eye. He will then use the excimer laser to treat your specific prescription by utilizing a cool ultraviolet beam of light to reshape the cornea. This allows light entering the eye to be refocused for more accurate vision. The surgery is painless; however you may feel some pressure on your eyes. LASIK is performed on each eye independently with the entire surgery taking only several minutes. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is repositioned and serves as a natural bandage for the healing process.

LASIK is a procedure to correct near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism.

Cooksey Vision and Cosmetic Center performs LASIK for patients from greater Monroe, Northern Louisiana and Southern Arkansas and is conveniently located for patients traveling from West Monroe, Bastrop, Winnsboro, Rayville, Gilbert, Columbia, as well as Ruston, Calhoun, Choudrant and Eldorado Arkansas. To schedule an appointment for an examination for LASIK eye surgery please call us in Monroe at (318)388-2020 or in Ruston at (318)255-9686.