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Normal LASIK Surgery Recovery Period

Some of us go throughout our lives without ever needing any sort of corrective lens or procedure to help us see better. Those people are indeed fortunate as most people need some type of vision correction at some point in their lives. While glasses and contact lenses have been the standard for many years, new technologies such as laser eye surgery have made tremendous advancements in the field of laser vision correction. Now with the help of modern technology and the advent of lasers, doctors can do procedures on your eyes to correct the imperfections in the cornea and enable you to see perfectly without any need for glasses or contact lenses.

The procedure takes only about 15 minutes, is painless, and require requires a short recovery period.

What is the normal LASIK surgery recovery time?

Most people will see significant improvement in their eyesight within the first two days. It will depend on the surgeon, the procedure performed, and of course the individual. We all heal differently. It may take you as long as 2 to 7 days to see improvement. Full recovery will probably take at on average three-six months.

You will certainly need to arrange transportation for the day of your surgery. You need someone to drive you home. You will need to rest completely for the first few hours following the procedure. You will probably feel some minor pain for the first few days and your eyes may be slightly blurry for the first few days as they begin to heal. If they are irritated you want to be sure not to rub them.

You will have a follow up appointment within the first 48 hours after your surgery. The doctor will want to test your vision and medicate your eyes to prevent infections and inflammation.

You will be seen 1-3 times during the next six months to ensure that everything went well and you have healed properly. During that time there might be some slight fluctuations in your vision which will be carefully monitored by your doctor.


Average Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery in Colorado

Humans have been wearing glasses for centuries. In about 1284, in Italy, the first pair of wearable glasses was invented by Salvino D’Armate. It was obvious back then that some people had serious complications that hindered their ability to see correctly and something needed to be done.

During the 1800s you bought glasses my going into a store and choosing what worked out of a box of many eyeglasses. The cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-$150.

Contact lenses have been around since about 1845. F.E. Muller of Germany created a protective lens of a man whose eyelid had been destroyed by cancer. The lens lasted 20 years until his death.

Although photorefractive keratectomy (laser eye surgery) had been in use for some time, LASIK eye surgery, involving raising a flap of the cornea, received it FDA approval in 1992. Today, many people have had this procedure and are happy that they did. They no longer depend on eyeglasses or contact lenses, and they can see perfectly. Sometimes up to 20/15 vision, which is better than 20/20.

The cost of LASIK can vary depending on the surgeon performing the surgery, the prescription treated, the type of procedure and laser used, and the offices providing it. It will also vary from state to state. The average cost for LASIK in Colorado will typically range between $1000 and $3000 per eye. What makes up the difference in the cost? Some clinics will not own their own lasers outright. They are renting them and have to include the cost of that payment as part of their business model. Sometimes doctors performing LASIK have to pay co-management fees to referring doctors.

Some clinics do LASIK on a part-time basis. For that reason, the laser might be an additional expense. Other clinics do LASIK exclusively, only their own equipment, and can afford to charge lower prices. Still other clinics have such things as pre-oop, post-op care, surgeons fees, and facility fees. Which can all add up.

When it comes to LASIK you want a surgeon that provides a personalized treatment to ensure you’re prescription is being treated to its maximum effectiveness. Here at Denver LASIK Eye Care, we offer Blade-Free LASIK technology that is personalized to you, at an affordable price. This technology backed by our Board Certified LASIK surgeons experienced is one of the reason we have such great results.


Who is Typically a Good Candidate for LASIK

LASIK Laser eye surgery has many prominent advantages to those people who have worn glasses or contact lenses for many years. While wearing glasses and contact lenses can be helpful for standard vision correction, it involves tedious tasks such as constantly cleaning the lenses, ensuring that you put them places where they’re protected, and having to carry them with you all the time. In addition contact lenses require special maintenance to keep them clean, delicate procedures to place them on the eye and remove them, and they are very careful in preventing them from getting lost.

Laser eye surgery, by a qualified eye surgeon, can correct your problem as little as a few days, and in just about every case, the results are permanent. There is minor discomfort immediately after, however you will likely be seeing perfectly without glasses and contact lenses the very next day.

LASIK and other types of laser refractive eye surgery is widely used today. It involves the latest technology of computers combined with lasers and the experience of the surgeon doing your procedure. It does a magnificent job of correcting your vision if you are qualified candidate. So what makes it good candidate for LASIK surgery?

The majority of people look to LASIK because they are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses and want something better. However, not everyone wanting laser vision correction is qualified.

Depending on your age, eye health, prescription, and whether or not your prescription has changed recently are all critical factors on if you would qualify as a good candidate. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all correctable with LASIK.

  • Nearsightedness (myopia), in which you can read things clearly up close but have difficulty in seeing things far away.
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia), in that you can see things far away but up close you have difficulty.
  • Astigmatism which produces a general overall blurry vision.

At Denver LASIK Eye Care, we offer a free personalized LASIK screening to determine if you are a good candidate. In this free consultation we will help you understand the complete laser vision correction procedure and what is done to accomplish it successfully. As well as the associated risks and benefits. Considering surgery on your eyes is a serious decision and you certainly want to be well-versed completely in the procedures involved.

The overall health of your eyes will help determine if you are a good candidate. There are certain diseases that preclude eye doctors from using laser surgery which will be reviewed with you at your consultation.

After LASIK eye surgery, your doctor will provide you with with a schedule for medications and follow-up exams that are absolutely necessary to ensure that you’re procedure and recovery are right on schedule.

You will be seen by your doctor during the next few months to ensure that your surgery was a success. During that time there may be some slight fluctuations in your vision which will be carefully monitored by your doctor. Contact us today to speak with our LASIK Denver team and schedule your free evaluation.