LASIK Surgery Co-Management

Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist located on Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston, MA

LASIK Surgery Co-Management

Dr. Stacy Coen's commitment to pre and post-surgery exams as part of her co-management process reflects her dedication to the well-being of her patients. By providing comprehensive care from the initial evaluation to the final follow-up, she strives to make the laser eye surgery experience as safe, effective, and comfortable as possible, ultimately delivering the best possible outcomes for her patients.

LASIK Surgery Co-Management Q&A

Laser eye surgeries like LASIK and PRK are now common, with over a million Americans choosing them annually to correct vision issues. During these procedures:

  • Patients remain awake and reclined.
  • Anesthetic drops numb the eyes, and a lid speculum keeps them open.
  • The surgeon sculpts the cornea with a laser based on the patient's prescription.
  • The whole process takes about 30 minutes.
  • Post-surgery, vision is blurry, and patients may feel slight irritation.
  • Prescription eye drops are provided to prevent inflammation and infection.
  • Clear vision typically returns the night of or the day after surgery.
  • Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home.
  • Rest is important, with rapid healing and improved vision within days.
  • Follow-up appointments over the next year track healing and prescription changes.

Dr. Stacy Coen performs pre and post-surgery exams as part of her co-management process, ensuring comprehensive care throughout the entire laser eye surgery experience.