At Drs. Botts & Botts Optometrists PC, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. One of many options in correcting your vision is laser vision correction surgery. There are several different procedures that can achieve the result you need. We are affiliates of the TLC Laser Eye Center – Johnson City location. Our doctors work closely with TLC to ensure your experience is as pleasant, convenient and effective as possible.
There are several factors our doctors take into consideration when determining if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction, including: age, eye and overall health, stable vision (limited change in glasses prescription), and several other factors that will be measured prior to scheduling the procedure.
Most people are familiar with the most popular laser vision correction surgery, LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis). While LASIK is a great option that works well for many people, every individual is unique. Depending on certain factors, other procedures may be better suited to your case. Other surgeries offered by TLC include: LASEK, PRK, KAMRA, CK, ICL, P-IOL.
If you are interested in tossing your glasses and contact lenses, talk with Dr. Botts about your interest in Laser Vision Correction.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Drs. Botts & Botts Optometrists PC, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Botts performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once Dr. Botts has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (276) 523-4414 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our BIG STONE GAP office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Botts is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (276) 523-4414 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
Advantages of LASIK
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Drs. Botts & Botts Optometrists PC today at (276) 523-4414.