Here’s what you should know about Lasik - Aker Kasten Eye Center

Here’s what you should know about Lasik

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in LASIK on March 30, 2017

LASIKMost people who wear glasses or contact lenses have complaints: they wish they could fall asleep without worrying about taking out contacts, or glasses are a pain during any sports activity — to name only two. That’s why Lasik surgery is so appealing to so many people who need vision correction.

Lasik is the most commonly performed elective surgery in the world

Patient satisfaction with the procedure is higher than 95%, with analyses showing that 91% of patients achieve 20/20 vision.

Lasik surgery doesn’t hurt

You’ll be given medication to relax you and numbing drops that make the outpatient procedure pain free. At most, you could feel some pressure.

You’re awake during Lasik

You might worry about holding still during the procedure, but the medication will relax you to the point where you can be a perfect patient.

A laser is shot into your eye

It takes two lasers to complete the procedure: one that delivers millions of pulses to cut a flap on a layer of your cornea, and a second laser to reshape your cornea and vaporize the tissue.

Some patients still need glasses occasionally

You might need to use glasses for driving at night or reading. And you may need to get glasses for reading as you age since your vision continues to change over time.

It doesn’t matter what type of vision correction you need

As long as you don’t have cataracts, chronic dry eye or glaucoma, Lasik can be used to treat most levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

You’ll experience results a few hours after the procedure

Immediately after Lasik, you should be able to see things at a distance that you couldn’t before.

The ideal candidate for Lasik could be you

The FDA requires that you be 21 or over to make sure your prescription is stable, and it’s an ideal procedure for people in their 20s and 30s. We can also treat people 50 and over who may need bifocals. Learn more about Lasik by making your consultation appointment today: Call (561) 338-7722.