Smart Eye Care
Ophthalmologists located in Brooklyn, NY
Get the freedom of clear vision without having to wear glasses or corrective lenses. At Smart Eye Care, the team offers LASIK surgery for men and women in Brooklyn in New York City. Consult with Dr. Edward Rubinchik, Dr. Evelyn Icasiano, Dr. Leon Aleksandrovich, and Dr. William Kestin to find out if LASIK is for you. Use the convenient online booking tool or call the office to make an appointment.
Lasik Surgery Q & A
What is LASIK?
LASIK is corneal laser vision correction surgery for people with myopia or hyperopia who require glasses. LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea using a precision Femtosecond laser. Hundreds of patients have experienced LASIK surgery in the offices of Smart Eye Care with excellent results.
How does LASIK work?
LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea, the part of the eye that helps focus light and create an image on the retina. When the shape of the cornea is irregular, the image you see in your retina is blurry or distorted.
During LASIK, the doctors reshape your cornea, so distortions that cause nearsightedness or farsightedness are reduced or eliminated.
What happens during LASIK surgery?
During surgery, the Femtosecond laser creates a flap, which lifts to allow access to the central cornea, which is treated with the laser to change its thickness. Dr. Rubinchik replaces the flap and healing is quick.
Who is a candidate for LASIK?
People who are 18 years or older, not pregnant or nursing, and in good general health are candidates for LASIK. The doctors at Smart Eye Care review your eye health before scheduling the surgery. If you suffer from an eye disease or condition, you may not be a candidate for LASIK. You also need to have normal sized pupils, because pupils that are exceptionally large can cause unwanted side effects, such as halos or starbursts following surgery.
You should also have stable vision, meaning your sight isn't continually deteriorating. The doctors review whether your vision has remained stable for at least one year.
Does LASIK hurt?
Most patients tolerate LASIK extremely well and experience no pain during the procedure or right afterward. Patients are given numbing eye drops prior to the surgery, which eliminates any pain or discomfort. You may also be prescribed medication to help you relax during LASIK. During the procedure, expect to feel a little pressure on your eyes.
Once LASIK is complete, patients may experience some itching or discomfort in the eyes for a few hours. The trained, knowledgeable staff at Smart Eye Care will explain post-operative procedures and let you know what to expect.