Dr. Barry Ginsberg, O.D., has been treating patients for over 30 years and has come to be known as The Eye Doc of Boca Raton. In his Palm Beach County practice, he has assisted countless individuals with laser vision correction surgery. Here we simplify what vision correction surgery is and is not. This technique has had success in correcting vision in hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the U.S. and the world.
What is Laser Vision Correction Surgery?
Laser vision correction surgery has been performed in the United States for 20 years (since 1997). The side effects are very mild, and complications are rare. Numbing eye drops are used during the procedure, and most patients report not experiencing pain. Most patients only feel a slight pressure on their eye for a brief time during the procedure.
Can you go blind from Vision Correction Surgery? What if it doesn’t work?
There are no known cases of anyone going blind from vision correction surgery. This procedure only affects the front surface of the eye, and it is gentle enough that no serious complications could occur at any time. The majority of patients have had successful outcomes in their vision corrections. However, if at any time you are dissatisfied with your vision, there are more treatments available to further improvements in your vision.
Does surgery correct all vision problems?
Vision correction surgery will correct refractive vision problems. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatisms. It cannot prevent normal vision deterioration, due to aging. Most people develop presbyopia in their mid-forties and will require reading glasses. This procedure also cannot fix blindness.
How long is the surgery? Will I have to miss work?
Laser vision correction procedures are completed in both eyes in less than fifteen minutes. It is possible to return to work, however, if you are prescribed any pre-surgery sedatives, it would be advised not to return to work. A procedure like this does require your attention before and after in regards to whether you experience anything unusual, therefore The Eye Doc of Boca Raton can schedule your procedure when it is convenient for you. We proudly serve all residents in the Palm Beach County, Florida area!