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LASIK in Ridgewood, Bergen County

At Norden Laser Eye in Ridgewood, NJ, we provide LASIK using the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment available. Dr. Richard Norden has performed LASIK for tens of thousands of satisfied patients who now live without the need for eye glasses or contact lenses. However, we are not a LASIK factory. Dr. Norden limits the number of LASIK procedures he performs to offer you the time and premium quality you deserve.

Norden Laser Eye offers this informative page to answer common questions our patients have about LASIK. If you are interested in top-quality LASIK surgery, schedule a consultation at Norden Laser Eye in Bergen County today.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. The popularity of LASIK has grown exponentially since its FDA approval in 1998 and it is now the number one elective procedure in the United States. LASIK eliminates or reduces the need for glasses or contact lenses for patients with refractive error, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

Am I a candidate for LASIK?

Virtually everyone who wears glasses or contact lenses is a LASIK candidate. There are, however, a few exceptions. At Norden Laser Eye, we offer free consultations for our New Jersey LASIK patients in our Bergen County office. During this consultation, we will explain the procedure in greater detail, inform you of the many benefits and few risks of LASIK surgery, and determine if you are a candidate.

Read more about the requirements for getting LASIK.

LASIK – The Procedure

During LASIK, a small protective flap is created in the cornea of the eye.

The flap is lifted, and the excimer laser gently sculpts the corneal tissue so that images will focus correctly on your retina.

The flap is replaced, and by the next morning there is enormous visual improvement.

Results & Risks of LASIK

At Norden Laser Eye in Ridgewood (Bergen County), we have performed LASIK for tens of thousands of satisfied patients. All of our LASIK patients have experienced enormous improvement in their “naked eye” vision. The vast majority of our patients at Norden Laser Eye are able to see 20/20 or better, and virtually all can drive a car legally – without correction – in all 50 states.

LASIK has been performed around the world for more than 25 years and over 30 million people have undergone LASIK. No one has ever gone blind after LASIK, even though it remains a theoretical risk. Rarely a small prescription change can occur down the line which can be corrected.

LASIK – Questions & Answers

Is LASIK permanent, or will I have to repeat it on a regular basis like a face-lift?

In the many years that LASIK has been studied, the correction has been permanent. Based upon our knowledge of the cornea, no one anticipates that the cornea will change at a later date.

Is LASIK painful?

The LASIK procedure lasts approximately five minutes per eye and is entirely painless. It is performed with topical anesthetic numbing eye drops. Most patients feel absolutely nothing after the procedure; a percentage say they feel as if they had worn their contact lenses too long and have a gritty, grainy feeling until the next morning.

Read more about what LASIK surgery feels like.

How soon after LASIK will I be able to see?

Results vary from patient to patient, but most patients at Norden Laser Eye are able to see well enough to drive the day after LASIK, with continued improvement over the next few days.

Is LASIK approved by the FDA?

Yes. LASIK was FDA approved in 1998.

If you currently depend on eye glasses or contact lenses for better vision, you should consider LASIK. In Bergen County there is no better LASIK specialist than Dr. Richard Norden. Our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions you may have, and Dr. Norden will thoroughly explain the entire LASIK procedure during your initial consultation. Contact Norden Laser Eye today to schedule your consultation for LASIK at our Ridgewood, New Jersey LASIK center.

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