LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Are you tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses? Have you ever wondered about LASIK? Do you wish that you could play sports without the distraction of eyewear? The doctors at Wells Branch Vision Care are experts in the latest refractive surgery procedures including custom wavefront guided and bladeless LASIK.

What is LASIK laser eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is a popular procedure that is used to help correct the vision of patients that are either near or farsighted or have an astigmatism. Patients that undergo laser eye surgery improve their vision by reshaping the eye’s cornea, helping to funnel light through the eye properly.

 

Common Questions from Eligible Candidates

  • What are the advantages of LASIK eye surgery?

    Vision correction. Most patients will have their desired level of vision following the surgery.

  • Will I still need my glasses after laser eye surgery?

    Many patients completely eliminate their need for glasses. Those over the age of 40 may still need reading glasses after LASIK.

  • Does the procedure require stitches or bandages?

    No stitches or bandages are required after LASIK surgery.

  • How long is the healing process?

    Most patients can return to work the next day.

What are the risks of laser eye surgery?

As with all surgery procedures, there are risks. As a patient, look for an experienced, board-certified doctor and be certain to educate yourself on the procedure. While most enjoy improved vision, patients should be cautious of discounted surgery or overstated claims. The doctors at Wells Branch Vision Care have established-relationships with the best LASIK surgeons in Austin.

How do you know if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. Patients that have certain eye conditions may not be eligible. We recommend scheduling an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate. More and more, our patients are choosing LASIK every year. Our doctors will walk you through all the choices and help you to decide which procedure is best for your eyes.

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Did You Know?

The first LASIK eye surgery performed in the U.S. was in 1991.

Patient Recommendations

“I first saw Dr. Hamilton for my pre-op visit for LASIK surgery. He is a very open, friendly, and professional Optometrist. He has helped me through every stage of my LASIK surgery and even showed up for my surgery with Eye LASIK Austin. My post-op experience with he and his office staff has been terrific. I would recommend Well Branch Vision Care to anyone looking for a high quality vision care center!” – Todd

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Derek Hamilton graduated from Michigan College of Optometry. He has volunteered his optometric services in the South American country of Guyana. A leader in his profession, Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Optometric Association’s Continuing Education Committee.