If you have less-than-perfect vision due to a refractive disorder, such as hyperopia or myopia, you have probably heard of or even considered LASIK for your vision correction. This procedure might sound too good to be true until you understand a little more about how it works. Below are some key points about the LASIK procedure to give you more background on how it might help you.
- Surgery: The goal of LASIK is to reshape the cornea so that light is better focused onto the retina from the lens. Depending on the disorder you have impairing your vision, the eye may be shortened or elongated through this process. The cornea is shaped with the laser, which alters the composition of cells within the cornea under the epithelial layer.
- Safety: Extensive measures are taken to ensure the safety of the patient during the LASIK procedure. The advanced technology of the lasers themselves help to ensure optimal accuracy when reshaping the corneal tissue, and surgery takes place in a center dedicated to the highest standards of sanitation and safety.
- Results: Patients can expect a significant improvement in vision, and many do not need to regularly use other corrective devices, like glasses or contacts, after surgery. The results are clear almost immediately following surgery, with gradual improvement for a few weeks after the procedure.
- Candidacy: If you think that LASIK may be the answer for your vision needs, there are a few factors to consider about your eye health. You should be in relatively good health overall, and your eyes should be free of scarring or corneal damage. Additionally, you should have had no significant changes to your vision within the past year.
Get more details about LASIK and the laser technology involved in the procedure by scheduling a visit to Newsom Eye. Check out our website or call us at (888) 380-5289 to see how we can help you.