Vision and Ortho-K Center
Curtis Frank, OD
Optometry & Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Boston, MA & Newton Upper Falls, MA
If you dream about waking up in the morning and being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts, LASIK eye surgery may be able to make your dream a reality. At Vision and Ortho-K Center in Boston, and Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, Curtis Frank, OD, offers LASIK surgery co-management. Dr. Frank and the experienced optometry team provide consultation services, preoperative care, and postoperative care for people undergoing LASIK surgery. They work closely with top-notch LASIK surgeons in the Boston area to ensure the highest quality of care before, during, and after LASIK vision correction surgery. Call to schedule a consultation, or book online.
Lasik Q & A
What is LASIK eye surgery?
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK surgery, is the most common type of vision correction surgery for people with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism — refractive disorders that distort or impair your vision up close, far away, or both. LASIK surgery is a laser procedure that reshapes your cornea, so light can be better focused on your retina, and you can see clearly.
LASIK surgery is pain-free and often takes just a few minutes for each eye. After LASIK, many people enjoy dramatically improved vision without the need for glasses or contacts.
Am I a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
During your consultation, the team at Vision and Ortho-K Center conducts a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. You may be an ideal candidate for LASIK vision correction if you meet the following criteria:
- 18 years or older
- Free of eye diseases
- No cataracts
- No keratoconus
- No autoimmune diseases
- Good eye health
- Good overall health
- Vision prescription that falls within the correctable range
- Realistic expectations for the outcome
Also, you shouldn’t be pregnant or nursing while having LASIK surgery. You need to be able to follow postoperative instructions to ensure your recovery. The team at Vision and Ortho-K Center guides you each step of the way before and after surgery.
If you have the desire to see clearly without being dependent on glasses or contacts, LASIK can improve your vision in a matter of minutes.
What are the benefits of LASIK?
In addition to improving your vision immediately after surgery, LASIK offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Pain-free procedure
- Short recovery period of about 24 hours
- No bandages or stitches
- Dramatic reduction in need for glasses or contacts
- Long-term vision correction
LASIK even saves you money over time since you no longer have to update your eyeglass prescription or purchase contact lenses every few months. And, it can make your lifestyle more carefree since you no longer have to worry about wearing glasses or contacts during sports, at the beach, or while you’re on vacation. LASIK surgery is a cost-effective, convenient vision correction option that changes the way you see and function in the world.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, book an appointment online, or call the office to schedule.