Do you suffer from poor eyesight? If so, you’ve probably considered your options outside of wearing glasses or contact lenses every day. One extremely effective and popular option is LASIK eye surgery. If you’re looking at long term correction so you don’t need to worry about lenses anymore, then LASIK can help. Here’s a guide to help your decision-making process.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that aims to permanently improve the shape of the cornea in the eye. Patients usually don’t need to wear glasses or contact lenses for many years after. LASIK has been safely used for many years and has a history of effective results and safety.
Who Is a Candidate for This Surgery?
It’s important to know that there are some people who are better candidates for this procedure than others. During the procedure, a flap is created in the cornea using the laser system to gain access to the lower layers of the cornea. If the cornea is not thick enough, you run the risk of damage to the other important areas of the eye.
Can I have LASIK more than once?
LASIK cannot prevent the eyes from continuing to change over the course of your life. Your ophthalmologist can determine whether you can benefit from another LASIK procedure in the future.
Is LASIK worth it?
The reality is that over 99% of people who have LASIK surgeries report that they are satisfied with the outcome. This makes it one of the highest rates of satisfaction out of any type of surgery! It’s important to discuss your concerns with your ophthalmologist so they can help you make an informed decision about your LASIK options.
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LASIK can be a life-changing option for patients looking for a quick and easy laser correction procedure. To begin discussing your options, contact us today by calling or filling out our online form.