LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

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Discover a Whole New World With LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries

Wish you could see the world more clearly without having to rely on your glasses or contact lenses?

Refractive eye surgery may be the perfect solution for you!

With LASIK, you’ll enjoy clear vision, all day, everyday — without any need for corrective eyewear.

Have any of the following?

  • Myopia/nearsightedness–difficulty seeing faraway objects
  • Hyperopia/farsightedness–difficulty seeing near objects 
  • Astigmatism–blurred perception of near and far objects

Gone are the days of foggy, rain-speckled lenses. LASIK will give you the clear vision you desire and the confidence you deserve.

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Ready to See the World With Crystal Clear Vision?

What is LASIK and Refractive Surgery Co-Management?

LASIK and other refractive surgeries are delicate, and it can all feel overwhelming. That's why we work together with the eye surgeon to provide you with the best outcome in the most efficient manner.

We'll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and determine whether you're a candidate for refractive eye surgery. If so, we'll refer you to the ophthalmologist for surgery. Following surgery, we'll provide post-operative care to make sure you maintain healthy, clear vision.

Getting co-managed for LASIK and other refractive surgeries is an advantage, as you benefit from the expertise of two medical experts who work together to provide you with the best eye surgery results possible.

Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside to schedule a consultation and find out if LASIK (or other refractive surgeries) is right for you.


How LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries Improve Vision

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Have trouble seeing near or far away? The source of the problem may be the curvature of your cornea. An irregular corneal shape affects the way light hits the retina–which sends visual signals to the brain.

LASIK and other refractive surgeries change the shape of your cornea to offer you clear vision, without the need for contacts and glasses. After the surgery, you'll be able to swim, shower and play sports without a second thought about your eyesight.


LASIK & Refractive Surgery Benefits

  • Highly effective

    There is a reason LASIK is so popular–96% of patients report satisfaction after this procedure.

  • Works quickly

    You may see results from LASIK or other refractive surgery quickly–sometimes as soon as a day or two after the treatment.

  • Minimal discomfort

    You are unlikely to feel any pain during the procedure thanks to the numbing drops. Also, you won’t need stitches or bandages after surgery.

  • Quick recovery time

    Compared to other eye surgeries, LASIK has a relatively quick recovery time. Although the speed varies from patient to patient, you may feel like yourself again in as little as 6 to 12 hours.


How to Prepare for LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery

  • Stop wearing contact lenses–your eye doctor will tell you how soon before surgery to wear glasses instead of contacts.
  • Understand the procedure–talk to your eye doctor about what to expect.
  • Arrange a ride–you won’t be able to drive home from the clinic, so coordinate with a friend or relative.
  • Arrive with a fresh, clean face–don’t apply eye makeup and avoid wearing heavy lotions or perfumes before the procedure.

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What to Expect from the Treatment

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  • The eye surgeon will apply numbing drops to your eye.
  • They will keep your eyes open with a device .
  • The eye surgeon will make a small flap in the surface of your cornea with a laser or microkeratome–a precision surgical instrument.
  • You will look directly at a light while the eye surgeon reshapes your cornea.
  • The surgeon will place the flap back in place so it can heal.

LASIK and Refractive Surgery After-Care

  • Apply eye drops as directed by your eye doctor.
  • Rest your eyes as much as possible in the ensuing days.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • You may return to your regular activities including driving, after a few days.
  • Go to all post-operative eye examinations.
  • You may experience blurry vision after surgery. This should go away, but if it persists after several months, discuss it with your Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd eye doctor.

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
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Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 06, 2023
We love the staff at Memorial Eye Center. Dr Aurea is amazing and Sally never fails to find me the p... erfect frames.
- Nov. 16, 2022
Thanks to the crew that works at this office for always making me feel like family authentically you... are appreciated GLOWIN UP SUNSHINE
- Oct. 24, 2022
Dr. Rivera is incredibly thorough and so knowledgeable. Her staff was very patient as we shopped for... glasses. An excellent experience all around.
- Sep. 17, 2022
Very personable staff and my doctor was extremely intuitive to my eye care.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Attentive, knowledgeable, funny ...go for the entertainment and eye exam. You won't be disappointed....
- Aug. 31, 2022
Staff made experience comfortable so I could easily explain what I needed.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Dr. Rivera and the team are knowledge and friendly. My questions were answered thoroughly and my eye... s are grateful
- May. 09, 2022
This is my second time going to Dr. Rivera. She's like a grandma as a doctor and excellent at her c... raft. Prior to her I had two Dr.'s get my prescriptions way wrong. She perfected it as she did the first time. The receptionist is a bit too opinionated though.
- Apr. 06, 2022
Great staff and doctor.
- Apr. 06, 2022
Dr. Rivera was great. Attentive and informative. Staff was personable and helpful. Good selection of... frames for small faces.
- Apr. 02, 2022
Professional, friendly and clean! Been going to this eye center for years and they always take care ... of me. Highly recommend.
- Mar. 07, 2022
Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, and fantastic patient-care! Overall great experience!
- Mar. 07, 2022
Wonderful staff and experienced practitioners! The office was so welcoming and friendly, and with my... updated prescription, I can finally see so crisp and clear! Bless them!
- Mar. 07, 2022
The staff was super friendly and helpful from the moment I walked through the door. The doctor was v... ery thorough and attentive to my needs with it having been a long time since I had new glasses. Also they definitely get 10 stars for helping me find a pair of glasses to fit my massive head. If you struggle with your vision go here ASAP!
- Mar. 05, 2022
If your grandmother was an expert optometrist she would be Dr. Rivera. Dr. Rivera is a wonderful opt... ometrist, bur she also cares about every patient. She will spend extra time with each patient, both personally and professionally.
- Mar. 05, 2022
All the staff is very friendly and they care about giving you the best care. Dr. Aurea is from Puert... o Rico and the front desk girl, too. The 4 of us were speaking in Spanish and telling stories. We laughed all the time while they helped me choose my glasses for the first time. I didn't want to look weird and they helped me choose a pair of blue glasses that I love them I love them you go to that place and you feel like you went to visit some friends I liked the experience and I thought why hadn't I been before
- Dec. 07, 2021
Dr Rivera and her staff are so helpful and friendly. They took the time to answer all my questions.... Great customer service!
- Dec. 04, 2021
Had such a great experience! Everyone had amazing customer service, and everything was good to go.
- Nov. 13, 2021
Were very nice and helpful with helping me choose the right glasses for me, recommend this location ... if you’re looking for people that are fast and efficient.
- Nov. 09, 2021
The front desk staff are so friendly and helpful! The doctor is very personable and knowledgeable. I... ’ve been going for years and always have a great experience.

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Lasik Refractive Surgery FAQs

Will I still need to wear glasses after LASIK?

The satisfaction rate is very high for post-LASIK and refractive surgery patients. That said, whether you’ll still need corrective eyewear after surgery depends on your eye condition, how well your cornea responded to surgery, and the healing process.

What are some eye problems that LASIK and refractive surgery can't correct?

LASIK and refractive surgery are specifically designed to correct refractive errors caused by an irregular shaped cornea. It can’t solve the following: 

  • Amblyopia–lazy eye
  • Cataracts–cloudy patch on the surface of the lens
  • Glaucoma–damage to the optic nerve caused by pressure inside the eye
  • Keratoconus–weak or thin cornea that bulges forward
Can LASIK or other refractive surgeries have negative effects?

No procedure is completely free of possible risks and complications and the same is true of LASIK and refractive surgery. Some of these include: 

  • Dry eye symptoms
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Flap problems including infection
  • Vision undercorrection or overcorrection 

If you experience any of these. Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd right away.

Will I have to have LASIK and refractive surgery again?

Usually, LASIK or refractive surgery is successful the first time around. However, if the problem persists after the treatment, the eye surgeon may repeat the surgery.

Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside today to learn more about LASIK and other refractive surgeries and to find out if you're a candidate.


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