LASIK Myrtle Beach, SC
At Waring Vision Institute perform some of the best LASIK Myrtle Beach SC has to offer for patients who want to have clear, sharp vision without wearing contact lenses or glasses.
The City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a residential and vacation community in the heart of the Grand Strand Coast. Its more than 30,000 residents and millions of visitors enjoy wide beaches, warm weather, and wide range of activities and entertainment. The Myrtle Beach experience offers history, arts, and culture, and many exciting attractions that go well beyond the beach.
Residents and visitors can take an eco-friendly dolphin tour, unwind at the renowned Bowery brewery featuring live entertainment nightly, or visit museums showcasing collectibles from the plantation era and the Civil War.
What Is LASIK and What Does It Do?
LASIK is eye surgery using advanced laser techniques. Our skilled eye surgeons perform this procedure to correct abnormalities of the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye). LASIK can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted images caused by a defect in the eye), and presbyopia (age-related reading problems caused by loss of elasticity of the lens).
At Waring Vision Institute we are proud to provide some of the best LASIK Myrtle Beach SC has to offer for patients who want to have clear, sharp vision.
How Does LASIK Work?
Using state-of-the-art laser systems, LASIK corrects vision problems by changing the shape of the cornea. It can restore a more normal shape to a cornea that is too steep (causing myopia), too flat (causing hyperopia), or have shape imperfections (causing astigmatism). Modern LASIK surgery can also correct presbyopia using a technique called monovision, in which refractive errors in one eye are fully corrected, while the other eye is left mildly nearsighted.
How Is LASIK Surgery Performed?
The actual Myrtle Beach LASIK procedure can be performed in approximately 10 minutes for each eye. Our surgeon will apply numbing drops to help ensure your comfort during surgery. Instruments will be used to stabilize the eye and prevent the eyelid from blinking.
Using a laser, the surgeon first makes a flap in the outer layer of the cornea to provide access and protection. Cells are then removed from the layer underneath the flap to reshape the cornea, correcting minor defects. When reshaping of the cornea is complete, the outer flap is put back in place to act as a bandage during the healing process.
What Is Recovery Like after LASIK Surgery?
One advantage of Myrtle Beach LASIK is a fast, easy recovery. Although patients need someone to drive them home after surgery, most are able to drive and return to normal activities the following day. There are no sutures or bandages, and most patients have improved vision within 24 hours of the procedure.
You can expect to experience mild burning and itching of the eyes after the numbing drops wear off after surgery, but these symptoms are normal and not particularly uncomfortable. It is important not to rub your eyes during the healing process. Our surgeon may instruct you to wear protective sunglasses when outdoors, and eye shields while you sleep during the healing process.
Why Are So Many People Today Having LASIK?
LASIK is a popular treatment with several advantages for patients. Men and women of all ages have this surgery to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses and simplify their lives. LASIK can:
- Provide clearer, sharper vision without the bother of corrective devices>
- Dramatically improve a person’s appearance – no glasses needed>
- Make life easier for active people who swim, hike, work out, or participate in sports>
- Save money in the long run without the ongoing costs of new glasses, contact lenses, cases, and solutions>
This simple, effective procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with very little downtime or discomfort. Results are long-lasting and appear quickly – typically the day following surgery.
Why Come to Us for LASIK Surgery?
Dr. George Waring is one of the most accomplished eye surgeons in the nation. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extensive training and experience who has received numerous awards and honors, including listing among the Top 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology in the Ophthalmologist Power List 2018.
We offer concierge-style service along with impressive technical skills. When you come to Waring Vision Institute for LASIK surgery, you can expect dedication to surgical excellence, the highest level of care, and a medical team committed to providing a pleasant, comfortable, exclusive patient experience.