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A Personalized LASIK Surgery Experience

As the best LASIK surgeon in the NYC and Long Island area, Dr. James Kelly will be personally involved with every step of your journey, from the consultation to the very last follow-up. LASIK is one of Dr. Kelly’s primary services, so you can be certain you’re in excellent hands with him. 

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Your LASIK Surgery Consultation

During your free consultation with Dr. Kelly, he will be happy to answer any questions you have about LASIK surgery. Special measurements of your eyes will be made, and a thorough eye exam (including dilation) will be done to assess the health of your eyes. This will also help to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery. This exam may take up to 1.5 hours. (Patients who have busy schedules may request to have their LASIK exam and the procedure on the same day.) If you’re a candidate, the next step is for our surgical coordinator will go over pricing, financing, and options such as custom treatments with you. Your LASIK surgery date will be booked, your prescriptions will be called in, and consent forms are given. 

“Getting LASIK was the best investment I feel I’ve made. Definitely a life-changing experience.” 

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The Day of Your LASIK Surgery

10 days before surgery, please stop any use of contact lenses.

On the day of your procedure, you will meet with the coordinator to go over your final payment and post-operative instructions. You will also sign the consent forms. LASIK surgery usually takes 10-15 minutes for both eyes.

We will offer you a Valium® to help keep you calm during the procedure. Dr. Kelly will perform a brief exam of your eyes, and then you’ll be brought to our Laser Suite. Anesthetic eyedrops will be administered to keep you as comfortable as possible during the surgery. In addition, an eyelid holder will be placed to keep you from blinking. 

At this time, a small suction ring will be placed on your eye. Dr. Kelly will use a concentrated laser beam to create a thin flap on the outer part of your cornea, which works by creating microscopic bubbles in the cornea. The flap is then lifted — much like a page in a book. A second laser will be used to sculpt the middle layer of the cornea. The flap is then placed back down. 

Special eyedrops will then be administered and the eyelid holder will be removed. This same process will then be repeated on the other eye.

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Recovery After LASIK Surgery

You can expect your vision to be blurry for the first few hours after your LASIK surgery. We advise patients to take a nap or keep their eyes closed for these first few hours. 

Dr. Kelly will have a follow-up with you the next day, and you will begin using an antibiotic and a steroid eyedrop. Your eyes may be dry the first few weeks after LASIK surgery, and this may cause your vision to fluctuate early on in the recovery process. This is normal, and nothing to be concerned with. You will use medicated drops for a few weeks following the procedure. 

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you’re interested in working with the best LASIK surgeon in the NYC and Long Island area, take the first step in your journey with a free consultation with Dr. Kelly. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in Ophthalmic Surgery, Dr. Kelly is a comprehensive refractive surgeon providing highly personalized, one-on-one care. 

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