LASIK Eye Surgery in Griffin and Locust Grove
At some point, wearing glasses and contacts every day can become an unnecessary inconvenience. You not only have to spend time and money on new prescriptions but also deal with the moments they get in the way of daily life.
Luckily, LASIK eye surgery can help bring your vision in full focus – without any corrective eyewear needed. Here at Takle Eye Group, our ophthalmologists are proud to specialize in LASIK eye surgery and know what it takes to restore your vision in the safest and most effective way possible.
Learn about what LASIK eye surgery is and how a procedure with Takle Eye can improve your vision and quality of life.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest ways to restore your vision to full clarity without any further dependence on glasses or contact lenses. In fact, this FDA-approved procedure alone can fix three of the most common eye problems people experience, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and blurred vision (astigmatism)1.
After it is over, most patients experience a substantial change in their lives by their ability to do everyday tasks without glasses or contact lenses in the way.
If you are experiencing any common eye or vision impairment problems, our surgeons are happy to talk about your specific needs and set up a customized treatment plan. Together, they’ll work with you one step at a time to bring your vision into full focus.
LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
LASIK eye surgery is a fast and easy procedure that usually only takes around half an hour2. Our surgeons use the latest technology in lasers with an ultraviolet light beam to remove a microscopic piece of tissue from the cornea. This allows them to easily reshape the cornea by making it flatter or steeper depending on the eye problem you have.
Finally, your eyes will be able to focus light on the retina better and see clearly without any external corrective eyewear.
LASIK Cost and Financing
Before undergoing LASIK, it’s also important to consider the long-term savings from not having to purchase glasses or contacts regularly. Several factors can affect the cost of LASIK, including the technology used, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of the clinic.
For example, clinics that use newer and more advanced technologies may charge more than those that use older technologies. Similarly, surgeons with more experience and expertise may charge more for their services. It’s important to weigh these factors against the cost to determine the best option for you. When it comes to insurance coverage, many insurance plans do not cover LASIK as it is considered an elective procedure. However, some insurance plans may offer partial coverage or discounts for LASIK. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to see what coverage options are available to you. If your insurance doesn’t cover LASIK, many clinics offer financing options to help make the procedure more affordable. These options can include payment plans, credit cards, or loans specifically designed for medical procedures.
Benefits & Recovery
LASIK eye surgery recovery time is most commonly immediate, with nearly 96% of patients experiencing optimal vision as soon as the procedure concludes. However, full vision correction usually occurs within 24 hours without the need for bandages or stitches.
After a good night of rest and quality sleep, you will quickly be able to resume work and your daily routine.
Most importantly, you will no longer need eyeglasses or contact lenses afterward. As your eyesight changes with age, our surgeons are available to make LASIK surgical adjustments to ensure your vision remains as clear as can be.
What to Expect From LASIK Eye Surgery at Takle Eye
As eye care professionals, we want you to know that your eye care is in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing safe, effective and time-efficient services for our patients. Before any procedure is done, our skilled eye surgeons will first take the time to understand the eye problems you face in a comprehensive consultation.
- After gaining a clear account of your goals, they will ensure you understand the risks and benefits of getting LASIK eye surgery before moving on.
- Finally, you can expect to be well prepared for the procedure and receive proper aftercare for the best recovery.
The majority of patients spend less than two hours from check-in to check-out. All your post-operative visits are covered at no charge and the surgeon is on call 24 hours a day if you have any questions or concerns.
What is PRK?
PRK, also known as Photorefractive keratectomy, is a laser eye surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea by removing the top layer. PRK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness & astigmatism.
Is PRK Different than LASIK?
Both procedures can fix refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Both LASIK and PRK have their advantages, but LASIK is known to have a quicker recovery time while PRK is considered to be safer & more effective in the long run. While both procedures have a high success rate, SMILE has a smaller chance of any long-term complications.
Is PRK Permanent?
Like LASIK, the changes made to your cornea from PRK Eye Surgery are permanent. However, this does not prevent your eyes from aging or other vision issues from developing. If necessary, you can have PRK a second time to correct any changes in your vision.
Am I A Candidate for PRK?
PRK Eye Surgery can prevent you from developing cataracts and other vision problems as you age. Some traits of a PRK candidate include being at least 18 years old, not pregnant or nursing, a stable eye prescription for at least a year, and more. Learn more about the traits of a good PRK candidate and find out if PRK Eye Surgery is right for you, by calling our office today!
Where Should I Go To Get LASIK Surgery?
In choosing a facility to have your operation pay close attention to the detail. Many times you see the surgeon after the operation and are left to follow up with someone who didn’t perform the surgery. The LASIK eye surgeons at Takle Eye actually see you after the surgery for a full year at no additional cost to you.
Takle Eye surgery has been providing patients with high-quality vision care since 1973. The center is located in Locust Grove, GA, and offers the most modern eye surgery facility with the latest in no-stitch, no injection, small incision technique.
646 S. 8th Street
Griffin, GA 30224
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 5PM
Phone: (770) 228-3836
Fax: (770) 412-1733
1075 Bandy Parkway, Suite 110
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 5PM
Phone: (770) 228-3836