LASIK Eye Surgery
For those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, corrective lenses are necessary in order to perform everyday tasks.
Reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by correcting refractive errors with LASIK eye surgery.
Learn more about how Montgomery Eye Care in Northglenn, CO, can bring your life into focus...
Improve Your Vision with LASIK Surgery
At Montgomery Eye Care in Northglenn, Colorado, we offer LASIK surgery to members of our community and the greater Denver area. This popular, effective procedure reshapes the cornea to improve impaired vision. LASIK is a refractive surgery that uses a laser to safely treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and can eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Since its approval in 1998 by the FDA, nearly 20 million people in the United States have restored their vision with LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Montgomery and his highly trained team at Montgomery Eye Care in Northglenn, Colorado, provide comprehensive treatment and the latest tools and techniques in order to deliver satisfying vision correction results for our patients in the greater Denver area.
"All around great service. I went in for a free LASIK consultation and was told I was a perfect candidate by Dr. Montgomery. Raquel was top notch on all of her work and bedside manner. I then scheduled my procedure with Jeanette and she gave excellent advice and was friendly while being professional. I've since had the procedure, performed by Dr. Montgomery at the 20/20 institute in Englewood, and couldn't be happier." Tina K.
What Is LASIK Surgery?
The LASIK procedure is a refractive surgical treatment that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. During the laser-assisted refractive surgery, the eye’s outermost protective layer is altered so that light and images are properly filtered and focused onto the retina.
During Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK for short, Dr. Montgomery creates a thin flap in the cornea. He then gently lifts the flap to remove corneal tissue, and reshapes the cornea underneath with laser eye surgery to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, or an astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea). Dr. Montgomery can help most patients in Northglenn, and the greater Denver, Colorado area, achieve 20/20 vision with this safe, bladeless refractive surgery.
Are You a Candidate?
During your initial consultation appointment at our Northglenn, Colorado, office we will perform a thorough examination to establish your candidacy for laser eye surgery. Dr. Montgomery will review your medical history, current medical condition, and medications to determine if you are in good overall health. He will also review your current eyeglass or contact lens prescription and perform a series of eye tests to ensure you have adequate corneal thickness and that your vision is stable.
Before undergoing the LASIK procedure, it is imperative that any eye conditions are under control, such as dry eyes and glaucoma, which could undermine your results and leave you at risk of complications. If you do not qualify for this procedure due to a lack of sufficient corneal tissue, we may suggest an alternative procedure for vision correction, such as Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK).
Once candidacy has been determined, Dr. Montgomery will discuss preoperative and postoperative care instructions with you to make sure you are adequately prepared for the procedure, including:
- What clothing to wear to the procedure
- Eyeglass and contact lens instructions
- Medications to avoid
- How to care for your eyes after the procedure
Achieve Lasting Clarity with LASIK at Montgomery Eye Care
LASIK offers those who are tired of the hassle of contact lenses and eyeglasses a proven way to permanently improve their eyesight. Millions of patients have enjoyed the benefits of this revolutionary eye surgery, which has allowed them the freedom of 20/20 sight without the need of corrective lenses. After LASIK surgery, you will not have to worry about contact solution, refills, or the hassle of picking out new frames every time you need a new prescription.
For patients in the greater Denver, Colorado area interested in correcting their vision with LASIK, the eye surgeons at Montgomery Eye Care are devoted to providing a sterling standard of excellence. From our comprehensive eye exams to help determine your candidacy, to your pre-operative and post operative care, our skilled team of doctors can take care of every aspect of your eye care needs.
To schedule a consultation to see if LASIK is right for you, contact us online, or call our Northglenn, CO, office at:
"Had a wonderful experience at Montgomery Eye Care. Was referred by family who had been going for years. Not always eager for medical visits, was happy to have had an easy, friendly, and informative time. Thank you Dr. Montgomery, and rest of staff." Billiam R.
How Is LASIK Performed?
Vision correction surgery will begin with the administration of local anesthetic eye drops for optimal comfort throughout the LASIK surgery. Dr. Montgomery will then place a speculum over the eye to prevent you from blinking during the procedure. Once your eyes are prepared, he will use the bladeless wavefront Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser to make a thin flap incision in the cornea. As one of the fastest lasers in the market, this advanced technology safely and gently creates a clean flap and helps reduce stress on the cornea. This technology also allows Dr. Montgomery to deliver accurate and precise results, correcting refractive errors in about one minute.
He will then gently fold the corneal flap to the side and use an Alcon WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser, the fastest excimer laser in the market, to reshape the cornea and correct your impaired vision. With a map of your eye programmed into the laser, it will administer quick pulses of concentrated light and remove excess corneal tissue.
This technology allows Dr. Montgomery to provide results with a high rate of success to patients in Northglenn, and the greater Denver, Colorado, area. Once the cornea is successfully reshaped, we will complete the procedure by folding the flap back into place. Since your eye will heal on its own, no sutures are required.
Recovery and Results Post-LASIK
Once the laser eye surgery is complete, we will place protective shields over your eyes to prevent sensitivity and irritation. You will need to have someone available to drive you to and from you LASIK surgery. After the first two to four hours, you can remove the protective shields and begin administering eye drops as directed. For the first 24 hours, rest your eyes as much as possible and avoid heavily visual activities, such as watching TV, reading, and computer use.
It is not uncommon to experience blurriness, light sensitivity, and the feeling of something in your eye for the first 48 hours. Although you will notice immediate improvement in vision, results from LASIK eye surgery can take several months to finalize. To ensure optimal recovery and results from LASIK refractive surgery, you should attend your necessary follow-up appointments and follow all postoperative instructions carefully.