More and more people are now able to shed their glasses and take out their contact lenses forever and see clearly. Dr. Sheldon Cowen, MD has helped thousands of patients regain near perfect vision without any corrective lenses. Dr. Cowen is a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon who has performed all types of FDA approved laser surgery vision corrections, especially Seattle LASIK surgery.
Out of the various types of laser surgery vision corrections that are performed by our eye doctor the most popular is Seattle LASIK surgery. LASIK uses a laser to precisely change the shape of the patient’s cornea, which is the curved front of the eye that focuses light on the retina. The reshaped cornea allows the entering light to form a clear image on the retina. The LASIK procedure is an outpatient procedure that is done in our offices and it takes only a few minutes to perform the actual procedure. Depending on your individual needs our doctor can perform LASIK on one eye or both eyes during the same session. LASIK is extremely safe and most people achieve 20/20 vision after the procedure.
Our doctor will first conduct an evaluation of your vision needs to see if Seattle LASIK surgery or some other form of refractory surgery is best for you and discuss all the details with you. During the procedure our doctor will first numb your eye with anesthetic eye drops and you will be seated in a reclining chair in the laser room. Our doctor will program your prescription into the computer that controls the laser. If you are having both eyes done your right eye will generally be done first. A ring is then placed over your eye and our doctor creates a flap in the cornea, which will allow the laser to penetrate. The laser will then use light to reshape your cornea, the laser part of the procedure generally takes only about 30 seconds. More eye drops will then be applied and the procedure is finished. Patients will rest for a couple of days and follow a post-operative regiment, which includes antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops as well as artificial tears. Within a day or two most people’s vision will be fully corrected. Make an appointment for a consultation to see how you can have clear vision without glasses or contacts.