Refractive surgery corrects refractive errors and improves vision. Performing refractive surgery requires the expertise of an eye doctor with the experience and skills to first evaluate if you are a candidate for refractive surgery.
Our eye doctors at Shreveport Eye Clinic provide you with professional, comprehensive eye care for all your eye care needs including refractive surgery evaluation and assisting with surgery.
What Is Refractive Surgery?
Refractive surgery corrects or improves conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. A primary goal of refractive surgery is to reduce or eliminate the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Types of Refractive Surgery
There are different types of refractive surgery that your ophthalmologist discusses with you at the time of your discussion about refractive surgery.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology explains that for people with nearsightedness issues, the techniques involved in refractive eye surgery reduce the curvature of the cornea, pushing images closer to or directly in front of your retina after your eye surgery.
- If you have farsightedness issues, surgery performed by ophthalmologists achieves a steeper cornea to increase the focusing power of your eyes.
- Refractive surgery performed to correct astigmatism focuses on reshaping the irregular areas of the cornea, making the cornea more smooth and symmetrical.
Are You a Candidate for Refractive Surgery?
Before scheduling you for surgery, your eye doctor performs a refractive surgery evaluation in Shreveport. If you want to consider refractive surgery or learn more about whether you are a potential candidate, bring it up during one of your regular eye exams when you see your eye doctor at Shreveport Eye Clinic. Several factors go into determining whether you are a good candidate for refractive surgery during your exam performed by one of our ophthalmologists.
The American Refractive Surgery Council indicates that individuals are potentially a good candidate if the person wants to correct their vision issue to decrease their dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses. You understand the need for eyeglasses or contacts is potentially not completely eliminated, to help provide your best vision. You are possibly a good candidate for refractive surgery performed if you are free of eye diseases and have a treatable refractive error, determined when you have your refractive surgery evaluation in Shreveport. Our ophthalmologists use the latest advances and equipment to determine if you are a candidate for refractive surgery.
How Shreveport Eye Clinic Specialists Help You After Surgery
After your refractive surgery, your Shreveport Eye Clinic ophthalmologist schedules you for a post-operative appointment. At that appointment, we make sure your eye is in good shape and starting the healing process. Your ophthalmologist then schedules you for future appointments where you continue to receive comprehensive care for your eye health needs.
Contact Shreveport Eye Clinic for a Refractive Surgery Evaluation
Contact Shreveport Eye Clinic to learn more about eye exams and refractive surgery. Call us at (318) 861-4009.