LASIK Surgeons Near You In Pottstown, PA

Yes! There are LASIK surgeons near you! In Pottstown PA, come see us at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Many people go back and forth about whether to have LASIK vision correction surgery, and we understand that. After all, it is a big decision. We often hear two questions from patients. What will the outcome be? What is the recovery like?


The good news is that over 100 published studies done during the last ten years confirm LASIK as a very safe and effective procedure. We use the bladeless LASIK procedure which is an all-laser technique. Our surgeons prefer it because patients have fewer complications and faster healing times. Nearly all patients (98%) achieve 20/40 visual acuity with LASIK and more than 90% will achieve 20/20 vision.

After Surgery

A report entitled Patient-Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) is perhaps the most comprehensive study performed to date regarding the symptoms patients experience after LASIK. Most symptoms occur in the first few months after surgery as the eyes heal. Long-term, very few patients have persistent or bothersome symptoms.

Dry eye is by far the most frequent postoperative symptom reported by LASIK patients. In fact, about 20% to 40% of patients do report dry eye symptoms like dryness, scratchiness, discomfort, itching and burning. According to PROWL, symptoms tend to peak at about three months and generally resolve at six months, lasting no longer than 12 months. If you have dry eye before LASIK, your symptoms may be more pronounced after the surgery. As you heal, we do prescribe drops to help with the symptoms of dry eye.

Some patients experience other post-surgery symptoms such as seeing halos around lights or having increased sensitivity to glare. These types of symptoms can affect up to 20% of patients, according to the PROWL report. Patients who experience these symptoms often tell us they are more pronounced and bothersome at night. However, all things considered, fewer than 1% of patients tell us that these symptoms create a lot of difficulty in daily life.

The Aging Eye

Our surgeons take special care to discuss how your vision will change as you age. These changes happen independently of whether you have LASIK. Refractive surgery does not correct presbyopia, something that everyone develops over age 40. As you age, the eye lens becomes less flexible, creating vision changes for near vision. This explains why many over 40 individuals need reading glasses. People with myopia who have had LASIK to correct for distance vision generally need very little if any correction for near vision at first, but as they age, presbyopia sets in and the patient will likely need reading glasses.

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If you have been wondering about LASIK surgeons near you, Pottstown PA has Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania right here in town. We also have several other convenient locations to serve you, so schedule an appointment with us today. LASIK is safe and successful, and our team will take great care of you and your eyes.

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