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Spivack Vision Center
6881 South Yosemite Street
Centennial, Colorado 80112
Phone: 888-898-2020 | 303-SEE-2020
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Serving Centennial and Denver — Our Skilled LASIK Surgeons Provide Outstanding Results
At Spivack Vision Center®, we want to make sure patients are fully prepared on the day of their LASIK surgery. Providing quality laser vision correction treatments to Colorado residents of the Centennial and Denver areas, our experienced LASIK surgeons take the time to guide patients through the surgical process and address all of their questions and concerns. Patients who understand the LASIK process, as well as its benefits and risks, and who maintain realistic expectations have the most successful results.
What to Expect on the Day of LASIK Surgery
Before LASIK Surgery
- You should plan to arrive at our Centennial vision center at least one hour before the scheduled procedure. It is important that you show up with a designated driver because you will not be able to drive after the procedure.
- After checking in, you will be given a sedative to help you relax.
- A technician will administer anesthetic eye drops to prepare for surgery.
- An eyelid holder, which prevents you from blinking during the LASIK procedure, will be used after your eyes have been completely numbed.
- You will be very comfortable and your surgeon will continue to use numbing drops during your procedure.
During Surgery: The LASIK Procedure
During the LASIK surgery, our LASIK surgeon makes a flap on the corea using a microkeratome or, in a Blade-free LASIK procedure, with the iFS™ IntraLase® laser. The surgeon gently folds the flap back, and you are asked to look directly into a target light while an excimer laser reshapes the cornea. For absolute accuracy, the excimer laser is programmed with your individual eye information.
The application of the excimer laser varies according to the type of treatment you need. To treat myopia, the excimer laser will remove tissue from the center of the cornea to make the cornea flatter. To treat hyperopia, the excimer laser will remove tissue from the outer areas of the cornea to make the cornea steeper. To treat astigmatism, the excimer laser will reshape the cornea to be more spherical than cone shaped. While the entire laser process takes less than two minutes, we take our time and no one is rushing.
After the excimer laser reshapes the cornea, the corneal flap is repositioned. No stitches are necessary—the flap will bond on its own in a matter of seconds.
After LASIK Surgery: Recovery Process
After the LASIK vision correction procedure, drops are put in the eyes. Your eyes are then examined by the eye surgeon. You should expect blurry vision at first, but will notice that your vision will improve quickly after surgery. Your eyes are then shielded for protection. Because this limits your ability to see, someone should drive you home.
You should plan to relax the rest of the day. You may experience some mild discomfort, sensitivity to light, or swelling for up to 24 hours after LASIK vision correction surgery. Over-the-counter pain medication can be taken for pain relief. You will be asked to return the next day for a follow-up examination, and can usually resume normal activities at this time.
Schedule an Appointment with an Experienced LASIK Surgeon
Serving the Denver and Centennial, Colorado areas, our experienced LASIK surgeons have helped thousands of patients see their world clearly. Schedule an appointment with Spivack Vision Center® today to find out if you are a candidate.