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LASIK Surgery

The doctors at Siegmund Eye Care have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures. Drs. Jason and Kelle Siegmund studied with a nationally recognized LASIK eye surgeon. Dr. Jason actually had LASIK in 2000 to correct myopia and astigmatism. LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. You may hear people calling it “LASIX,” but the correct name is LASIK, which is short for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.”

LASIK has advantages over other vision correction procedures, including a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision usually is achieved by the very next day.

An instrument called a microkeratome is used in LASIK eye surgery to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. Another, newer way of making the flap is with a laser.

The surgeon folds the hinged flap back out of the way, then removes some corneal tissue underneath using an excimer laser. The excimer laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove (“ablate”) very tiny bits of tissue from the cornea to reshape it.

When the cornea is reshaped in the right way, it works better to focus light into the eye and onto the retina, providing clearer vision than before. The flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed.

Nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic people can benefit from the LASIK procedure. With nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the too-steep cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. Excimer lasers also can correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.

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Siegmund Eye Care is a Myrtle Beach eye care office that hires certified optometrists. By being Myrtle Beach’s premier eye care and optical boutique, Siegmund Eye Care has access to the hottest designer brands such as Calvin Klein, Coach, Costa, Gucci, Bvlgari, Fendi, Flexon, Giorgio Armani, Lacoste, Oakley, Prada, Tommy Bahama, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Tiffany, Nike and much more. Siegmund Eye Care’s vision services include comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, pediatric eye exams, dry eye syndrome, pink/red eyes, foreign body removal, management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and cataracts, LASIK surgery, Fundus photography and eye emergencies. Dr. Jason Siegmund does his best to take care of all Myrtle Beach vision patients with his immense knowledge in the field. Siegmund Eye Care is your number one stop in Myrtle Beach for vision and eye care if you are in need of eye glasses or contact lenses. Siegmund Eye Care is located on River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest.

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