How to Know If LASIK Eye Surgery Is Right for You

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LASIK eye surgery is a wonderful option for people with less than perfect vision. However, there are certain guidelines that should be met in order to be a candidate. If you have nearsighted vision, farsighted vision, or astigmatism, LASIK surgery may dramatically improve how you see the world. Cataract and refractive surgeon Dr. Ralph Chu is proud to offer this specialized option in Bloomington, MN.

So, what is LASIK eye surgery, and how does it work? At Chu Vision Institute, we can perform a comprehensive consultation and determine if LASIK is a good fit for you. Our team will also carefully explain the details of the procedure, so you are fully prepared. If you would like to restore your eyesight, reach out to our clinic to speak with a professional. We look forward to serving you.

What is LASIK eye surgery?

Most vision problems are related to the shape of the cornea. When the cornea is misshapen, light cannot focus on the retina properly. So, what is LASIK eye surgery? This procedure surgically reshapes the cornea to correct common vision issues. Patients with nearsighted vision, farsighted vision, or astigmatism will be able to see more clearly without corrective lenses. Only a trained doctor can confirm whether an individual is right for LASIK. Ideal candidates should:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be in overall good health

  • Have no medical conditions that prevent proper recovery

  • Stop any medications that prevent or slow healing

  • Not be pregnant or nursing at this time

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How we perform LASIK eye surgery

LASIK eye surgery is generally painless because numbing drops are used before the procedure. Patients may experience some pressure in their eyes, but are otherwise comfortable during the procedure. Chu Vision Institute uses state-of-the-art laser technology to provide optimal safety and accuracy. We begin by creating a small flap in the cornea to correct the overall shape. We then place the corneal flap back into position, so it heals naturally. Afterward, Dr. Chu will provide you with aftercare instructions so you can heal well at home.

What happens after LASIK treatment?

After LASIK eye surgery, your vision may seem fuzzy or sensitive to light. However, this should continue to improve in the following few days. Once the anesthetic wears off, you may feel some grittiness or stinging. These sensations are natural but try to prevent rubbing your eyes. Some patients take a long nap after LASIK to keep themselves from placing any pressure on their eyes. You may not be allowed to drive until you have been cleared by a member of our team. Remember to attend all post-operative appointments so we can confirm the success of your surgery.

Treat nearsighted vision, farsighted vision, and astigmatism

Vision issues like nearsighted vision, farsighted vision, and astigmatism can prevent you from living your best life. Allow cataract and refractive specialist Dr. Ralph Chu to see if you are a fit for LASIK eye surgery. Recent developments in LASIK technology have allowed many individuals to get the corrective eye surgery they need. Learn about the LASIK process by scheduling a visit with Chu Vision Institute in Bloomington, MN. We are eager to provide patients with their best vision.

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Dr. Ralph Chu LASIK surgeon Minneapolis Ophthalmologists

Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist and a nationally recognized leader in refractive and cataract procedures. His specialty areas include cataract, LASIK, cornea, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries for patients in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Twin Cities areas.

Posted on October 12, 2022

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