Do you struggle with poor vision? Do you want to shed your glasses? Are you tired of contact lenses? University Eye Specialists physicians are experienced and well-trained ophthalmologists who have helped thousands of Knoxville area patients achieve excellent vision.
The surgery does not require stitches, and recovery occurs naturally with minimal discomfort. Antibiotic and steroid drops are used for one week to ensure proper healing. Artificial tears also will be used to ensure the cornea stays smooth and lubricated while healing.
Nearsighted people see clearly up close, but objects that are farther away often appear blurry. A surgeon will determine your level of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, to determine the best course of action.
Farsighted people can see distant objects but struggle with things that are closer. Also known as hyperopia, this condition can be addressed by LASIK.
Astigmatism is the result of an irregular curvature of the cornea, which distort images viewed on the retina. This condition can be addressed by LASIK.
Most patients enjoy a higher quality of life after LASIK, such as better night vision in cases of myopia, being able to swim and enjoy water outings more freely and enjoying sports and other physical activities with significantly improved vision.
• Corneal topography and thickness
• Dry eye
• Visual acuity and refractive error
• Visual field
• Pupil size/light reaction
• Ocular pressure
• General eye health
• Better experience with activities like sports and travel
• Clear vision at all times, especially upon waking
Scheduling LASIK evaluations and determining cost
A complete eye exam must be conducted before LASIK, as the procedures can vary depending on the condition of your eyes. Financing options are available through CareCredit. Call University Eye Specialists at 865-244-2020 for information.