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Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

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Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you considering LASIK Eye Surgery as a solution to correcting your vision, eliminating the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly? If so, Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery may be the wise choice.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery, we recommend that you undergo a pre-evaluation (or pre-surgical exam) by one of our eye doctors at the optometry practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis, our two top-notch optometrists, are both qualified to assist you in making this important decision. LASIK Eye Surgery is a very safe and effective procedure for patients who qualify for the surgery. However, if the patient is not an ideal candidate for the surgery, not only will the benefit and effectiveness of the surgery decrease – the surgery could make your vision worse. It is for this reason that nearly every doctor will request that you have a thorough Las Vegas LASIK pre-evaluation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery.

Our doctors are able to perform a thorough eye exam, beginning with gathering information about your medical history. If you have a vision prescription that has changed within the past two years, it may take some time before you can qualify for the surgery, in order to allow your vision to stabilize. Patients must be over 18 years of age. There are other treatments which can correct the vision of our younger patients; our eye doctors are more than willing to discuss these options with you. You will also need to have eyes which are healthy. The pre-evaluation will determine if your eyes are healthy enough to undergo LASIK Eye Surgery; there are some abnormalities which could disqualify a candidate from undergoing the procedure.

Another important part of your LASIK pre-operative process will take place at the ophthalmologist’s office where measurements are taken to ensure that your cornea is thick enough to withstand the surgery. During the LASIK procedure, an area will be cut in the cornea, through which the surgery is performed. LASIK Eye Surgery can correct degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Our optometrist will also make sure that you are well-informed about the risks of the surgery, and that you understand realistically what type of expectations you should have regarding the surgery. While there are a small number of candidates who do not qualify, most patients are typically approved for the surgery. For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor regarding Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery, contact us today.

Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D.
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 791-6860

LASIK Co-Management in Las Vegas

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LASIK Co-Management in Las Vegas

LASIK Co-Management in Las Vegas

Millions of people are diagnosed with a vision impairment of some kind during their lifetime. A common solution for most people is to manage vision problems using prescription eye wear, correcting their condition and allowing them to see with clarity. Many people choose to use glasses or contact lenses, but there are other options available for more permanent vision correction. Our eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D., can also provide you with LASIK co-management in Las Vegas. We can recommend a corneal specialist to perform laser eye surgery that will transform your vision; we will cover a portion of the post-op care.

LASIK surgery has advanced significantly over the years – the level of precision has improved. Essentially, LASIK surgery (or laser eye surgery) uses precision lasers to reshape the cornea. Some vision problems occur due to imperfections inherent in the shape of the cornea. The cornea acts very much like the lens of a camera: The curvature and clarity of the cornea affect how clearly you see the world around you, just as the curvature and clarity of a camera lens affect the quality of the image seen. With irregularly shaped corneas, seeing objects in focus can be difficult, and the person will experience some degree of blurry vision. Many people use prescription lenses to rectify these sorts of issues. Prescription lenses provide the eye with an additional lens through which to focus. This is why each person has a unique optical prescription in order to meet his or her needs. Alternatively, LASIK can restore clear vision by completely reshaping the cornea. Dr. Chandler can recommend an experienced LASIK surgeon and also assist with your LASIK co-management in Las Vegas, here at our office. Dr. Chandler can provide a preliminary exam, an excellent referral, all while providing the post-op care necessary to make sure that the surgery and recovery are successful.

Here at the optometry office of Shannon Chandler, O.D., find out whether Las Vegas LASIK is right for you. Please call us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Chandler; we are here seven days a week to provide quality eye care.

Shannon Chandler, O.D and Lesa Davis, O.D.
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860