If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, then LASIK refractive surgery might be right for you.
LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to change your refraction and dependency upon glasses and/or contact lenses. Commonly, nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness and astigmatism can be treated with LASIK. In most patients, though results vary, LASIK can eliminate the need for glasses.
High Satisfaction Rate
Numerous studies have reported about 95% of patients had their visual acuity restored to at least 20/40 and that 85% of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Pre-operative consultation will determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. Make sure your questions are answered and you clearly tell your doctor what you expectations you have for the procedure.
LASIK results are permanent. There is no need for follow-up procedures, unless there was an over or under correction that needs readjusted with a follow-up procedure.
Long term stability of your refraction means little or no change in your prescription…and, thus, your vision.
Quick Recovery, Better Vision
Right after refractive surgery vision is blurry for three to four hours and you can’t drive after the surgery, but most patients see clearly within 24 hours after surgery. The day after the LASIK procedure patients return for a follow-up visit. Most patients are cleared to return to work or their other routine activities after the follow-up. For other patients, complete recovery and visual stabilization can take three to six months.
If you have had difficulty wearing contact lenses, you’ll be amazed at the clarity of your new vision…without contact lenses.
Reduced Chance of Infection
The expense of contacts and solution or new eyeglasses will be a thing of the past. No need for over-the-lens sunglasses that fit over your glasses or prescription sunglasses.
Not wearing glasses or contacts may make you touch your face less often and that can decrease your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
There is also no chance of developing contact lens overwear or corneal infections from contact lenses – a potentially blinding complication of contact lens wear.
If you’ve been considering LASIK refractive eye surgery to correct your vision, see your eye doctor for a complete eye exam and to discuss the various refractive surgery procedures available for your specific vision correction needs.