Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Wake Forest

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A Permanent Answer to Blurry Vision

Visual problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataracts are common around the country. While traditional options like prescription glasses and contacts are fantastic choices to help correct your vision, we completely understand if you’re looking for something just a bit more permanent.

If this sounds like you, laser eye surgery could provide the answers you’re looking for.

Our consultation and co-management process can help determine if laser eye surgery is right for you, which procedure may suit you best, and how we can support your recovery.

Are you interested in what these procedures can offer you? Book a consultation with us today.

Why Do You Need a Consultation?

More and more people are turning to laser eye surgery to help them achieve clear vision. However, before you have surgery, we need to perform a consultation.

Consultations are eye exams we orient to determine your candidacy and the procedure that may best suit your needs. Several laser procedures exist, but each follows a different process depending on the issue you’re looking to correct.

While laser eye surgery doesn’t guarantee 20/20 vision, most people report 20/40 vision or better following their procedure. In some cases, you may still need to wear prescription lenses to achieve the clearest vision possible.

Determining Your Candidacy

Most people can have laser eye surgery safely, but some eye conditions may affect your candidacy and the type of surgery we may recommend.

These conditions include:

Co-Managing Your Recovery

While we don’t perform laser eye surgeries at our practice, we work closely with your ophthalmologist to co-manage your recovery and alleviate the potential side effects you may experience.

Side effects should dissipate over a few weeks. Some include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Glare and halos
  • Blurry vision
  • Irritation
  • General discomfort

Types of Laser Eye Surgeries 

There are several types of laser eye surgeries, but each has different processes for correcting different issues.

We consult and co-manage surgeries focusing on refractive error correction and cataract treatment.

Once we determine your candidacy and the type of surgery that may suit you best, we’ll be happy to refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist to perform the procedure. After your surgery, we’ll book a series of follow-up appointments to co-manage your recovery and address potential side effects.

Refractive surgeries help correct issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, mostly by changing the shape of your cornea.

The 2 most common refractive surgeries are LASIK and PRK, both of which change the shape of your corneal tissue using an excimer laser. There is only a small difference between the surgeries:

  • During LASIK, your surgeon creates a small flap from your cornea’s outermost layer to get access to the underlying tissue.
  • During PRK, your surgeon removes a small area of your cornea’s outermost layer to get access to the underlying tissue. The layer grows back over a few weeks.

We may recommend PRK surgery over LASIK if you have thinner corneas.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure, and it’s the only way to clear your vision from cataracts permanently.

During the surgery, your ophthalmologist will make a small incision on the edge of your cornea to get access to your cataract lens. They will then break up the cataract, allowing them to extract it. They replace the cataract lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), restoring your clear vision.

YAG surgery, also known as posterior capsulotomy, is a procedure you may need to have a few months after cataract surgery.

The IOL that replaces your cataract lens is held in the lens capsule. A few months after you have cataract surgery, the lens capsule may start to become cloudy or wrinkled, causing a “secondary cataract.”

During YAG surgery, your surgeon can create a small hole in the lens capsule, making it easier for light to pass through and reach your retina.

Book a Consultation Today

You deserve clear, crisp, comfortable vision. Start your journey today by booking your consultation.

Our Location

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Our practice is located on Retail Drive by the Chick-fil-A, next to Capital Boulevard off of HWY 98. There is a parking available in the lot directly in front of our practice.

Our Address

  • 11724 Retail Dr
  • Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Hours Of Operation

  • Monday: 8:45 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:45 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:45 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:45 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:45 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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