LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Andover

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Andover

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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 Andover Optometry on Central in Andover 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 Andover Optometry on Central eye doctor.

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Andover

Our optometry practice in Andover

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Hours
  • Monday 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr Deshaies was very patient and informative.
- Apr. 16, 2024
I go an extra 20 minutes to be treated by Andover Optometry because they do everything possible for ... their patients!
- Apr. 04, 2024
Friendly, efficient staff and Dr Watanabe is wonderful.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Dr. Watanabe and his stuff were very friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Watanabe was very calm ... and took his time examining my son's eyes. He answered all our questions with honesty and explained the process and future steps to take to get my son's version healthy. We are very happy to find this place and to finally find a real eye doctor for my son and maybe the whole family.
- Mar. 19, 2024
ALWAYS OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT!
- Mar. 12, 2024
Everyone is so nice, polite, unrushed, and thorough, and yet still I was seen pretty much on time ev... ery time I have gone in so far. A huge plus for me!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr Watanabe has been my optometrist for many years. He’s a Pros pro. The only one I would go to fo... r Ortho K.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Watanabe is why I come to this practice. I have a very complicated visual condition, and DrW is ... the only eye doctor I want to see. He is simply the best--talented, skilled, a great listener, responsive, friendly, and supportive. If you're lucky enough to have DrW as your eye care practitioner, you are in good hands. The front-desk staff is also helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful practice.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Lovely optometry office. Great selection of eyewear and the staff are wonderful and quite helpful i... n getting me a great pair of glasses at the lowest cost to me.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr. Deshaies is very thorough and explains everything during eye exam. His calm manner helps one to ... relax during the visit. And the staff in the office are very warm and engaging and responsive to any questions asked. Also very convenient to have parking right nearby.
- Feb. 17, 2024
good service and very informed group
- Feb. 15, 2024
It was THE BEST eye exam I have ever had in my life! I can FINALLY see and read things crystal clear... !
- Feb. 13, 2024
Very attentive staff and doctor. They are on top of their game.
- Jan. 27, 2024
My visit was pleasant and easy going, from signing in/paperwork to the exam with Dr. Deshaies. He ex... plained things so clearly and made me feel confident in my care during my eye exam. All of the staff are welcoming and helpful! Thank you!! 😊
- Jan. 25, 2024
The staff remembered my son running out of contact lenses real soon and kept it to their mind. So w... hen a cancelling came in, they (two staff in different times) called and made my son able to see the doctor within a week; schedule showed that the doctor had booked out in three months! We truly appreciate it and could clearly see that patients' needs are well valued!
- Jan. 20, 2024
My wife and I have been coming to Dr. Deshaies for many years. He is very professional, thorough and... courteous. He also gives every patient the amount of time they need and will answer any and all questions you might have. I would highly recommend Dr. Deshaies to anyone.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Excellent service!
- Nov. 21, 2023
No wait emergency exam when I showed up before your posted opening hour. Thank you.
- Oct. 18, 2023
Quick and accurate fit every time. Truly the best practice ever!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Best service and most friendly staff! I have terrible nearsightedness, so I’m very picky about whe... re I go for eye care. Dr. Deshaies is patient, answers my million questions when I go in, and is really looking out for his patients. Big thank you to Marcia for helping with the payment and contact ordering process and making it easy. Come here if you want to be taken care of!

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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 Andover Optometry on Central 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 Andover Optometry on Central in Andover today to learn more about LASIK and other refractive surgeries and to find out if you're a candidate.


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