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Before and After LASIK 
 
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Many people experience vision problems to some degree, from mild blurriness for distant objects, to increasing difficulty focusing on near objects, to legally blind vision.

For some, contact lenses or glasses may be enough to alleviate these problems, but many grow tired of the need to keep glasses around and/or constantly clean and change contact lenses. Laser eye surgery at Carlsbad Eye Care, such as LASIK or PRK, can be a good alternative for individuals looking for permanent or long-term solutions for their vision issues.
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Before LASIK Surgery

Before getting LASIK surgery, it’s important to know what to expect both before and after the procedure. As with any surgery, you must first have an evaluation to determine whether the procedure is right for you. If you’ll be undergoing an evaluation for LASIK and you wear contact lenses, you may be asked to stop wearing them for a period of time before you see the doctor, because contacts can change the shape of the cornea. The testing and measurements done on your eyes must be based on the natural shape of your cornea, undistorted by contact lenses.

During your initial eye exam, our Carlsbad eye doctor will evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for surgery. He will discuss the potential risks and complications, benefits, and possible alternatives to the procedure. This is your opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure and discuss any concerns. It’s important that you feel comfortable about any surgical procedure you undergo, so be sure to ask anything that is on your mind, whether or not you think it’s valid.

It’s important to be totally upfront about your medical history, including past surgeries, any existing health conditions, medications you are currently taking, and any allergies you may have.

You will be given instructions for preparing for your procedure. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you on the day of surgery, as well as the following day for the 1-day post-op appointment. You may need to arrange for some time off from work. You will be asked to pick up any necessary prescription medications prior to your surgery date. Do not to use any lotions, makeup, or perfume on the day of your surgery. You should arrive about half an hour before your scheduled surgery, and plan to spend about an hour at the surgery center.
After LASIK Surgery

After the procedure, it’s normal to feel some pain, burning, itching, or general eye discomfort, but it’s very important to resist the urge to rub your eyes because doing so can dislodge the corneal flap that was created during the procedure.

You may feel many symptoms immediately after surgery, but they should subside in a few days. If at any time you experience unusual symptoms, contact Dr. Tracy immediately to schedule an appointment.
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Your follow-up appointment with Dr. Tracy should be scheduled the day after the surgery. He will examine your eyes to make sure that you’re healing properly. You will need to use your medications as instructed after your surgery. You should also use artificial tears frequently during the first few months after surgery to prevent dry eyes.
The following is a list of things to keep in mind following surgery:
• Wear an eye shield when sleeping for 1 week
• No strenuous activity for 1 week
• No make-up for two weeks
• No swimming or diving for four weeks
• Do not rub your eyes for 1-3 months
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These are overall guidelines for before and after surgery. If you’d like to learn more about any of this information, feel free to ask San Diego LASIK surgeon, Dr. Michael Tracy. During your initial consultation, he will also go over this information in more detail.. 
 
How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

LASIK eye surgery cost can vary based on the technology and equipment used, surgeon experience, and geographic area. It can typically cost between $2,000 and $4,000 per eye. Be careful of some of the lower fees advertised, as they may be bait-and-switch techniques, involving unreasonable conditions and restrictions, or the laser center may be using older, outdated technologies such as the microkeratome blade.

San Diego Ophthalmologist Dr. Tracy utilizes the most advanced technologies and equipment, performing blade-free, all-laser surgery. We charge one flat fee for your procedure, which includes all pre-operative evaluations, surgery, and post-operative care. At Carlsbad Eye Care, Dr. Tracy performs all pre- and post-op care himself, including the initial evaluation. We offer no-interest Credit Care financing and payment plans to help make the cost of your procedure affordable. This will allow you to make small monthly payments over a period of time in accordance with your budget.
 
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To schedule your free consultation with a LASIK expert in Carlsbad, please call us at (760) 603-9910.
 
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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