LASIK Eye Surgery: Benefits and What to Expect
Eyeglasses have a way of getting lost, and contact lenses can irritate the eye. If you are tired of relying on conventional sight aids, LASIK may be the ideal solution.
LASIK is a refractive eye procedure that is quick, safe, and FDA-approved. Find out more about this revolutionary procedure below. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team. We are here to provide tailored advice.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a refractive eye surgery that aims to improve vision and eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The fast and relatively painless procedure takes just five minutes for both eyes and is suitable for those living with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Using leading-edge NASA technology, LASIK delivers exceptional results with few risks. At Luna Vision and Beauty, 99 percent of patients that choose a custom wavefront LASIK procedure experience 20/20 vision post-procedure.
What to expect from the LASIK procedure?
The thought of eye surgery can be daunting but rest easy knowing that the LASIK procedure is extremely safe. You will receive a mild sedative to ease any nerves, and numbing drops will be administered into your eyes to minimize discomfort.
Before the surgery, your trusted surgeon will evaluate your needs and take accurate measurements of your eyes.
The LASIK procedure then uses a mechanical device called a microkeratome. With beyond-human meticulousness, the microkeratome creates a corneal flap. The laser treatment is then placed on the exposed stromal layer before the flap is closed and sealed.
The treatment you receive will depend on your specific needs. Please reach out to schedule your consultation today for personalized information.
What are the benefits of LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK eye surgery has many benefits, making it an extremely popular procedure in the United States. Research suggests that around 10 million Americans have undergone LASIK since the FDA approved it in 1999.
Here are some of the most advantageous benefits of LASIK eye surgery:
- LASIK may eliminate your dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Ninety-six percent of patients are empowered to read, drive, work, and live without any sight aids.
- LASIK is a comfortable procedure thanks to the numbing drops used.
- LASIK demands little recovery time. Vision is corrected almost immediately, and no bandages or stitches are required. Many patients experience a painless recovery and can drive the very next day without their glasses.
- Adjustments can be made for years and years following your initial LASIK procedure. This means you can maintain excellent vision glasses-free for as long as you’d like to.
- LASIK is fast. The procedure takes just five minutes for both eyes.
Is LASIK right for me?
Laser eye surgeries like LASIK are best suited to those with a moderate degree of refractive error (in other words, moderate near- or farsightedness) and without unusual or specialized vision issues.
Your surgeon will screen your eye health history to determine whether or not the procedure is right for you.
Also, note that some medical conditions unrelated to your eyes can make you an unsuitable candidate for LASIK, including diseases that impact your immune system and diabetes.
Schedule your free consultation today
Ready to ditch the eyeglasses and reinvigorate your vision for good? LASIK may be the quick, safe, and effective solution you’ve been looking for.
Reach out today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dutt . With more than two decades of experience, she is ready to provide individualized advice and undertake a thorough assessment of your suitability.