Robert Ancona, OD
Optometrist located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
LASIK surgery has become a popular option among people who have vision problems but don’t want to deal with the hassle of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. As an optometrist at Eyedrop Optique in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York, Robert Ancona, OD, offers pre- and postoperative care to patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgeries. Make an appointment to see if LASIK is right for you by calling the office or scheduling online today.
LASIK Surgery Q & A
What is LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is one of the most popular and well-known types of laser refractive surgery. During a LASIK procedure, surgeons use lasers to cut and change the shape of the cornea to correct and improve vision. The advantage of LASIK surgery is that patients can greatly reduce and in many cases eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
What LASIK services does Eyedrop Optique provide?
The main goal for Robert Ancona, OD, and the team at Eyedrop Optique is to make sure their patients get and maintain the clearest vision possible. When it comes to LASIK surgery the practice’s services include comprehensive evaluations, referrals, and postoperative care.
If you’re wondering if LASIK is right for you, finding out if you’re a good candidate for surgery is the first step. Dr. Ancona does a full assessment of their eye health and medical history as well as a review of the patient’s vision history to determine if their prescription is stable and if they are healthy enough for surgery.
If everything checks out then Dr. Ancona provides a referral to the LASIK surgery center that the practice has been working with on an ongoing basis. The staff at the surgical center performs advanced diagnostic testing and keeps in close touch with Dr. Ancona regarding your evaluation and surgical determination.
If you are a candidate, once you complete LASIK surgery, you will return to Eyedrop Optique for follow-ups beginning the day after surgery and continuing at periodic intervals over the next six months. One year after your surgery, Dr. Ancona recommends a full exam to determine the long-term results of your procedure.
Do I still need to get annual exams after LASIK surgery?
Yes. Routine annual eye exams are an important part of making sure you get the most out of your LASIK surgery. Dr. Ancona not only checks for changes in your vision that could require LASIK re-treatments, but also monitors your overall eye health, checking for issues like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Ancona at Eyedrop Optique in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York, has an expertise in working with LASIK surgery patients before and after surgery. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, contact Eyedrop Optique for a consultation. Book online or call today.