LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Bessemer

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Bessemer

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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 ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Northern Ave in Bessemer 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 ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Northern Ave eye doctor.

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Bessemer

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem BCBS Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 10, 2024
My Dad has dementia and the staff were very patient and companionate.
- Jan. 31, 2024
It's a good place the people here are nice and know what they are doing thank you Abba for the help ... with my left eye.
- Dec. 03, 2023
The appointment was quick. Everyone was kind, professional and efficient. The tech was very knowledg... eable. I love my new glasses.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, doctors are skilled at seeing to patient comfort, and there is ... no pressure to buy anything at the time of your appointment. All staff and electronic correspondence uses preferred name, and the locations are visually warm and inviting inside. Thanks for all you do!
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great quality, really nice people and caring honesty, even if not the answer you want, but the treat... ment you need. They work with insurance company and help with Care Credit if you need a payment option.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Very well trained employees. I got all the answers and help I needed.
- May. 25, 2023
Friendly place.
- May. 14, 2023
Fast & Efficient! Right on schedule! Good selection of frames to choose from.
- May. 13, 2023
I was given the upmost care and service.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Took care of my vision needs in a very timely and professional manner.
- Mar. 29, 2023
Great Doctor and great staff
- Jan. 24, 2023
Great service, and staff and Doctor
- Dec. 18, 2022
I was seen quickly. The Dr and staff were friendly and informative. They had a great selection of ... affordable eyeglasses. I received a text message when my glasses were ready in just one week.
- Sep. 07, 2022
Awesome
- Aug. 22, 2022
Very helpful and timely with getting my glasses to me.
- Feb. 27, 2022
I have always had a positive experience here. The staff and Doctors are so caring. Never change how ... you are!
- Dec. 22, 2021
These folks are genuinely kind and friendly. They were sweet as could be helping me pick out new gla... sses when I can’t see but a couple inches. Had a nice chat with each person that I worked with. Everyone seems very competent in their jobs of course too. They didn’t make me feel awkward about not wanting to spend much either. We will definitely keep using them!
- Dec. 14, 2021
I was having a horrible day broke the string on my glasses and came in around 530 (closes @6) they w... ere extremely busy and a woman named Samantha went out of her way to do the simple repair on my glasses. She was the most amazing person I've ever spoken too. Ty
- Nov. 27, 2021
Yvonne eyecare specialist was extremely helpful and professional. All staff A 1
- Oct. 27, 2021
Came here through the VA. Kind staff and excellent designer glasses selection. I was able to be seen... an hour early as well. I wish I got my glasses here instead of Costco.

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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 ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Northern Ave 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 ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Northern Ave in Bessemer today to learn more about LASIK and other refractive surgeries and to find out if you're a candidate.


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