Refractive Surgery Specialist

Fry Eye Associates -  - Ophthalmology

Fry Eye Associates

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Garden City, KS

Imagine seeing the world clearly without glasses or contacts? The skilled eye specialists at Fry Eye Associates in Garden City, Kansas, can make that a reality. The ophthalmology team offers comprehensive eye evaluations to determine if you’re the right candidate for refractive surgery, including LASIK. The team reviews your vision needs and eye health to customize a refractive surgery plan that can improve your vision. Learn more about the benefits of refractive surgery and if it’s right for you by calling Fry Eye Associates today or by requesting an appointment online.

Refractive Surgery Q & A

What is refractive surgery?

Refractive surgery is a treatment option for improving your vision and correcting refractive errors, including:

  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Presbyopia (age-related up-close vision loss)

The goal of refractive surgery is to reshape your cornea to improve how well you can see up-close and at a distance. This type of surgery is also beneficial for reducing your reliance on prescription glasses, reading glasses, and contact lenses.

One of the common types of refractive surgery is laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). This procedure uses laser technology to reshape the cornea and improve how your eye focuses light.

What can I expect during refractive surgery?

The team at Fry Eye Associates offers refractive surgery on an outpatient basis. They provide you with information to help you prepare for your operation in advance of your procedure.

Before starting the surgery, your provider gives you numbing eye drops to keep you comfortable. They use a device to keep your eyes open throughout the procedure and use the laser technology to reshape your cornea.

In LASIK, you can expect both eyes to be treated in about 15 minutes, followed by a brief period of recovery before you go home to rest.

What are the benefits of refractive surgery?

Refractive surgery is beneficial to those who are reliant on glasses or contacts to see at a distance or up-close. For many, wearing glasses and contacts is inconvenient, especially during sports and other physical activities.

Glasses and contacts are also a long-term expense when you consider the cost of updating your prescriptions and routinely ordering new contact lenses and purchasing supplies.

Refractive surgery can eliminate the need for contacts and glasses for those with mild to moderate refractive errors, ensuring you have great vision and long-lasting results.

The procedure is virtually painless and quick, and your eyes heal relatively quickly afterward so that you don’t need to plan for a long recovery.

If you want to get rid of your glasses and contacts, and still enjoy clear vision, schedule a refractive surgery consultation at Fry Eye Associates using the online booking feature or by calling the office.