If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for a long time, you’ve probably wondered if laser eye surgery is a good choice for you. Laser eye surgery offers a huge variety of benefits and could improve your quality of life.
We’re here to give you all the facts you need to help you make the right decision. Our Optometrists offer pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing all sorts of laser eye surgery procedures.
The whole process starts with an evaluation. Our Optometrists perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. Before we can give the “ok” for surgery, we need to make sure you’re a good candidate, ruling out any factors that may affect your results. We’ll also talk with you about your surgery options and what type of procedure is best for you.
Once we’ve determined whether surgery is the right course of treatment, we’ll refer you to one of the amazing ophthalmologists we work with. Their practice will perform some more advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery.
Once you have scheduled your surgery, we’ll contact you to book some follow-up appointments with us. Typically, your first follow-up is the day after surgery. You’ll have a series of follow-up appointments in our office over the next 6 months.
We recommend a full eye exam 1 year after your surgery to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our Optometrists are happy to answer any questions you might have along the way.
PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery ever performed, and some doctors still prefer it over other methods for specific patients. Using a laser, the ophthalmologist reshapes the surface of the cornea, changing the way light refracts into your eye. Your vision will be blurry at first, but should clear up within a few days. A bandage contact lens will be required to protect the cornea while it heals.
LASIK is currently the most popular kind of laser eye surgery. The ophthalmologist starts by creating a small flap in the outer layer of the cornea and folding it back. They then use a small, hand-held laser to reshape the exposed middle layers of the cornea. Once they’ve achieved the shape they want, the ophthalmologist replaces the flap over the newly reshaped cornea. You will probably experience clear vision within the next 24 hours.
Instead of having their cornea reshaped, some patients choose to have their eyes’ natural lenses replaced. IOLs or intraocular lenses are special implants designed to correct refractive errors. Refractive lens exchange is sort of like having permanent contact lenses, except they’re implanted in your eyes rather than placed on your eyes.
The procedure starts with the ophthalmologist breaking up your eye’s natural lens with an ultrasonic device. After they’ve removed the pieces through a small incision in the side of the cornea, they slide in the IOL which takes the place of your old, natural lens.
Dr. Ritesh Patel, OD
Dr. Alvin Yang, OD
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All the rave reviews about this place are spot on. Absolutely top notch customer service, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere. I never thought I’d ever enjoy going to the Optometrist this much.
All the staff were excellent at ensuring everything was explained well and with utmost professionalism and courtesy. Every detail of my entire visit was smooth and efficient.
Tried out See & Be Seen after seeing some great reviews online, and they most definitely lived up to the hype! Easy to get to location in Liberty Village, very cool shop interior, great range of eyewear, and an awesome bunch of staff to boot! Their customer service was top notch from the minute I booked my appointment, right up until walking out the door with some fresh new glasses.
This was my first in-depth eye exam, and Dr. Patel and his team make the process very easy and interesting to help you understand all about the health of your eyes. If you’re considering getting a check-up or in need of new glasses, 100% pick See & Be Seen.
I can’t even begin to express my love and admiration for the team at See & Be Seen Eyecare. Incredible, above and beyond service. Exceptionally friendly and they IMMEDIATELY made me feel like family. Dr. Patel blew me with his friendly and helpful personality and the staff are just so bubbly and accommodating. I feel seriously blessed to have found this team. Thank you!!
The best Optometrist I have ever seen, the entire staff is extremely warm and welcoming. They use high quality lenses, and cary the best fashions for frames. The atmosphere is also warm and welcoming unlike other old fashioned stark white clinics. 100% would recommend and visit again! Plus cool eyeball pictures!
Unreal!!!! You need to go here!!! Best service and professionalism I have ever had! The entire experience was amazing from start to finish!!! I came across the city for this office due to the amazing reviews on Yelp and I could not be more thankful for social media because I would have never found this gem without it!!! Thanks Dr. Patel and staff!!!! My eyes will never be the same!!
I went to See & Be Seen by chance the first time around. I was thrilled with the level of customer service I received and the welcoming staff. From the wonderful receptionist who immediately made me feel like a friend to Dr. Patel who is very caring to the assistance i received in finding the best glasses possible. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience.