Laser Eye Surgery Woonsocket RI

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Eye Care Northeast PC
(860) 928-5510
5 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT
 
Curran Edward A MD
(860) 928-5510
5 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT
 
Dean James C MD
(860) 928-5510
5 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT
 
Houle Emery A Optometrist
(401) 765-5430
2345 Mendon Rd
Woonsocket, RI
 
Hall Ronald J Optmtrst
(401) 769-2755
148 Social St
Woonsocket, RI
 
Deane James C MD
(860) 779-9383
5 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT
 
Eye Care Northeast Pc – Appointments
(860) 779-9383
5 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT
 
Jacques Holly J
(401) 769-2755
148 Social St
Woonsocket, RI
 
Atlantic Family Eye Care Inc
(401) 765-5430
2345 Mendon Rd
Woonsocket, RI
 
Hall Dena C
(401) 769-2755
148 Social St
Woonsocket, RI
 

The Truth About Laser Eye Surgery

This may be the most important page on this site (and there are a lot of pages!). It is about our human need to "price shop". Getting the cheapest price possible. It's our duty as informed consumers to get the best deal, right? This may be fine if you're shopping for a plasma TV or some fabric softener, but please, consider more than price when getting quotes for laser eye surgery!

You have probably seen a lot more advertising about laser eye surgery now that the procedure is quite common. The ads that proclaim "$300 per eye*" etc. This is simply because there is a lot more competition, as more doctors are trained to perform the procedure. You should be aware that some laser eye clinics that advertise these low rates are using potentially dangerous methods of cutting costs. Not illegal, mind you, but potentially dangerous methods that you should be aware of.

Where Are Some Doctors Cutting Costs?

Equipment Maintenance:They may have the equipment serviced less often than recommended by the manufacturer, and might replace damaged parts only when the laser actually stops working. For the laser to perform most effectively, the optics (the mirrors inside the machine that direct the laser along its path) must be changed according to the maintenance schedule. Optics are expensive to replace, and someone cutting costs may fail to perform this maintenance.

"Gray Market" Lasers:These are lasers that were once used in another country, shipped to the U.S. or Canada, reconditioned, then sold at a much lower cost. Use of these lasers does not guarantee a substandard performance, but they may not have been properly tested for use in North America. You must be sure that your surgeon is using a laser that is approved by the FDA or its Canadian equivalent...

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What Expect After Laser Eye Surgery

Note: This page covers the recovery period for the LASIK procedure. Expect your recovery time (i.e. clarity of vision and discomfort) to be considerably longer if you have undergone the PRK procedure. See "types of laser eye surgery" for more details.

Congatulations on successfully completing your laser eye surgery procedure! You will be given important instructions during your "post-operative" exam; it is extremely important that you follow these instructions exactly. Here's what to expect immediately following your procedure:

First, you will be shown to the patient waiting area, and asked to close your eyes and rest for about 15 minutes. After resting, you will be taken to the examination room, where a member of the staff will examine your cornea to make sure the flap is properly in place.

The doctor will go over your post-operative instructions, some of which include:

1. Take naps as much as possible.
2. Use over the counter medications for any pain you may experience.
3. Use sunglasses, indoors and out, for any light sensitivity. It is normal to be light sensitive (photophobic) for the first few days.
4. Try sleeping with eye shields on for the first few nights, to avoid accidentally rubbing your cornea (this might cause wrinkles in the flap)...

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What To Expect During Laser Eye Surgery

Here's what to expect just before, and during an actual lasik eye surgery procedure:

After your pre-op exams have been completed, you will be given a set of eyedrops-one to anesthetize your eye, one to prevent infection, and a third to control postoperative inflammation. You are then escorted to the surgery room and comfortably reclined on the laser bed, beneath the laser microscope. Some doctors will use a surgical drape to cover the eyelids and keep the eyelashes away from the cornea.

Next, an eyelid speculum will be used to keep your eyelids apart. This may sound bad, but it really isn't painful. Some patients say the feeling is a little odd at first, but not particularly uncomfortable.

You will now be asked to stare into the microscope at a red or green blinking light (depending on which type of laser is used). A circle of light surrounds the light, and the surgeon will ask if you can see it. You will need to stare into that light, and keep your eye still, when prompted to do so. Do not worry if you accidentally move your eye, as the doctor is in complete control and can stop the laser at any time. You will be asked to refocus on the light, and the computer will continue exactly where it left off...

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