Refractive Surgery (LASIK/PRK) Co-Management

Refractive Surgery (LASIK/PRK) Co-Management

A Lasik patient herself, Dr. Ericksen understands the questions and concerns you may have about Lasik surgery. We offer services to help with both the before and after preparations and management of LASIK surgery. We can also provide information about the surgery and give recommendations on trusted ophthalmologists in the area.
Is Refractive Eye Surgery Right For Me?
Beyond Vision LNK strives to provide superior outcomes in your vision treatment options. Dr. Carla Ericksen has worked with ophthalmologists across the nation providing pre-surgical and post-surgical care decreasing a patient’s dependence on glasses or contacts. Dr. Ericksen co-manages with professionals using advanced technology who are guided by her same commitment to excellence. A comprehensive examination helps you decide which procedure is best for your eyes, your prescription, and your lifestyle.
Personal One-On-One Evaluation
Dr. Ericksen begins your evaluation with a good discussion on how you use your eyes and vision on a daily basis so she can direct you to a tailored refractive surgery procedure that meets your goals and expectations in the safest way possible. LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a procedure using an excimer laser to remove corneal tissue from the middle layer of the cornea after the surface tissue is folded back. PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is a procedure that removes surface tissue from the cornea. Dr. Ericksen will evaluate and review conditions and diseases that may be a contraindication of surgery such as age, unstable vision, and cataracts. In addition, prior to surgery Dr. Ericksen will treat any disorders that may cause an unfavorable outcome. Dr. Ericksen’s correspondence is important to her when she refers to her refractive surgery centers, and all patient information and goals are clearly and promptly provided with your surgeons.
If you are considering refractive surgery, contact Beyond Vision LNK for an evaluation today.
Post-Operative Care

As with any surgical procedure, LASIK does involve a degree of risk and there have been rare instances of complications including: over-and-under correction, induced astigmatism, infection, inflammation, and flap irregularities. It should be noted that although these complications can occur and may have an effect on outcomes, the likelihood is extremely low, especially with the current available technology and expertise of the surgeon. Dr. Ericksen will see you at 1 day post-operative, 1 week, and throughout the year to evaluate your progress and answer any questions you may have along the way ensuring every precaution is taken during the process to minimize risks. If you have questions about your surgical procedure contact us at Beyond Vision LNK.