What is LASIK?
- LASIK is a type of refractive procedure that reduces one’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK involves reshaping of the surface of the eye, called the cornea. It can help correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.
- Most patients who wear glasses or contact lenses for distance vision are candidates for LASIK. At Fier Eye Care, we offer a free LASIK screening to determine if a patient is a candidate for laser vision correction. If a patient is not a good candidate Dr. Palmer will advise you of other options to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
- The actual procedure typically takes 10 to 15 minutes. Both eyes are numbed with a topical numbing agent; some patients do experience a pressure-type sensation. After the procedure our patients are asked to use eye drops for 1 to 2 weeks (antibiotic, steroid and lubricating drops). Patients are asked to refrain from strenuous activities and eye rubbing for 1 week following the procedure. Visual recovery typically occurs by the following morning.
- Dr Carrie Palmer is certified in blade-less LASIK, which means the LASIK flap is created with a laser instead of a blade. This laser is called Intralase.
- She also uses the newest AMO laser to reshape the cornea. This laser is called STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser which uses the latest Wavefront and Iris Registration technology. These are used to create an Advanced CustomVue treatment plan.
- Set up a free consultation at Fier Eye Care. We have two locations to choose from, located in Stuart and Port St. Lucie.
Carrie Palmer, MD is a Board- Certified Ophthalmologist by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is Fellowship trained in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She is the only physician that performs LASIK Surgery in Martin County. She also performs cosmetic surgeries and injectables.