Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in LASIK on September 30, 2016
Not everyone wears glasses as attractive fashion accessories. Some people feel tied down and held back from living their lives always needing glasses (or contacts) to negotiate their days and nights. If you’re someone who’s ready to see clearly, on your own, from the moment you open your eyes to the second you close them, Lasik surgery could give you the vision you’ve been dreaming about. Here’s a look at this transformative treatment.
Lasik could be the right solution for you
The procedure is designed to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Lasik can also be used to treat age-related vision issues (presbyopia) that can make it harder to focus up close as you get older. In this case, one eye is corrected for near vision and the other for distance (monovision lasik). Older patients who have Laski may still need to wear glasses for things like driving at night and reading fine print for extended periods.
Your doctor will give you a complete eye exam to make sure your cornea is uniform and that you don’t have severe dry eye or other eye conditions. Then you can discuss the surgery and make sure all your concerns about the procedure are addressed. Call for your consultation appointment today: (561) 338-7722.
Worry free Lasik surgery
- You don’t need to worry that you will blink or flinch during the procedure because a special device is used to keep your eyelids open, and a suction ring prevents the eye from moving.
- You don’t need to worry about pain because your surgeon will use numbing drops before making the necessary incision in the cornea. This incision allows the surgeon to lift a thin flap so that the laser surgical tool can reshape your corneal tissue underneath.
- You don’t need to worry about how soon you will notice the effects of your surgery, as the results happen almost as soon as you sit up from the procedure.
- You don’t need to worry about the results because the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that 90% of Lasik patients end up with vision somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40.