Whether you’ve been thinking about it for a while oronly a few moments ago, here is all you need to know about LASIK and the reasonwhy it is the most popular refractive surgery performed in the United States.
The term refractive surgery can seem intimidating,but it shouldn’t be. Refractive surgeries are those procedures that correctcommon vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism andpresbyopia. This life-changing surgery can free you from depending onprescription eyeglasses and/or your contact lenses.
LASIK is not always right for everyone, for thatreason you will need to contact a reputable LASIK surgery center. During theconsultation, they will evaluate whether LASIK is right for you. Our staff atIQLaser Vision has been the leading team in refractive surgeries withexperienced counselors who will walk you through the process and explain allyour options.
Here is whathappens on surgery day:
To begin,patients undergo different eye exams, after these are taken care of, thepatient will begin prepping for surgery.
This safeprocedure begins when numbing drops are placed in the eye so that the entireprocedure is completely painless. Then, an eye retainer is placed over the yesto keep them open. A suction ring will then be used to hold the eye still andto create enough pressure to firm up the eyes for the laser-guidedtechnology.Lastly, a thin flap in the cornea is created and the laser willreshape the cornea, instantly giving you a 20/20 vision after surgery.
This is doneone eye at a time and the procedure only lasts about 5 min per eye. Since this isan outpatient procedure, you don’t have to stay at the surgery centerovernight.
LASIK continues to be the easiest, most convenient and the most affordable vision-correcting investment in the long-run.