“Millions of people depend on glasses or contacts to see clearly.
LASIK is an eye laser procedure intended to reduce or eliminate a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
In a normal eye, light is refracted of focused mainly by cornea and lens on to the retina. The retina, which is a light sensitive part of the eye converts light to electrical signals which is sent to your brain for you to see.
If your eyes are nearsighted farsighted or have astigmatism the light entering your eye will not be focused properly on the retina resulting in blurred vision.
LASIK surgery works by changing the shape of your cornea and therefore focusing light from objects onto your retina resulting in clear and sharp vision.
Once you are determined to be a good candidate for LASIK surgery you can be scheduled for the procedure. On the day of your LASIK procedure you may be given some medication to help you relax.
Your eye surgeon will administer drops to numb the surface of your eye and will then focus on your eye through a microscope. Next it will create a thin, hinged corneal flap with the use of laser or an advanced automated surgical device.
The corneal flap is then gently lifted and folded back you’ll be asked to look at a blinking red light. The exposed surface or corneal tissue will then be painlessly reshaped with the use of an advanced excimer laser technology.
The amount an patter of laser applied to your eye will be customized based on measurements obtained during your preoperative testing. Actual laser time is usually between 15 to 60 seconds depending on the amount of correction needed.
Your surgeon then places the flap back in to position and smoothes the edges.
If you were considering LASIK you must be 18 years old and have a healthy eye. Your eye prescription must be in the correctable range. You must have a stable eyeglass or contact lens prescription for at least one year.
With LASIK, the need for reading glasses that frequently occurs later in life may not be eliminated. Your eye care provider will also review your medical history and perform several tests during your eye evaluation.
Although LASIK is a safe procedure like any surgery complications me occur. Your eye care provider will discuss possible complications during your evaluation.
Good vision is usually achieved within 24 hours and continues to improve during the following weeks. LASIK procedure is typically painless, some patients may complain of mild discomfort after surgery but this can usually be controlled eye drops.
In FDA tests over 90% of patients did not require any corrective devices to pass an eye exam for drivers license and a majority of patients achieve 20/20 or better vision. The success rate varies with the amount and type of correction required and the healing differences between patients.
Ask your eye care provider if LASIK vision correction is right for you.”
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