Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or struggling with astigmatism, living with impaired vision is a frustrating experience. Between expensive glasses and irritating contact lenses, you may start to feel like life would be better if you just had a brand new pair of eyes.
What if we told you that was possible, and available at a price you can afford?
Dr. Dutt at Luna Vision and Med Spa wants you to know about LASIK eye surgery, the #1 most successful surgery in the United States! With 99% of patients obtaining 20/40 vision or better, this is a groundbreaking option for correcting impaired vision - but every patient is different, and it’s important to understand your needs before pursuing any surgical procedure. That’s why we’ve prepared this helpful guide to determine if LASIK is right for you:
Can LASIK Help If I’m Nearsighted?
Yes! If you have blurry vision when perceiving things far away from you, you’re probably one of the 30% of people around the world suffering from nearsightedness (also known as myopia). Nearsightedness is caused by an irregular-shaped eye: your cornea is too long or too curved. LASIK can help by reshaping your cornea, allowing light to focus correctly within your eye!
Can LASIK Help If I’m Farsighted?
Yes again! Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is the opposite of myopia. It’s caused by a cornea that’s too short or too flat; if you have difficulty seeing objects nearby while things look fine from far away, this condition is likely to blame. Hyperopia can be especially troublesome when you’re trying to read, write or work on the computer, causing headaches or discomfort due to eye strain. Luckily, LASIK can help by reshaping the eye and allowing light to refract properly, just as in nearsighted patients.
Does LASIK for Astigmatism Work?
Yes, yes, yes! Like myopia and hyperopia, astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens. LASIK’s ability to reshape the eye by removing small amounts of tissue means it can be used to correct this common condition. Unsure if this is the cause of your blurred vision? Be sure to visit the eye doctor for a consultation to determine the true root of the problem.
Will LASIK Correct Vision Loss from Aging?
If your vision has deteriorated to the point of needing reading glasses around age 40, you may have a condition called presbyopia, which affects 23% of the world’s population. LASIK can help! Using a special technique called monovision, your eye surgeon can fully correct the distance vision in one of your eyes, intentionally leaving the other nearsighted in order to balance the strength of your overall vision. After LASIK, you can kiss those cumbersome glasses goodbye!
Am I A Healthy Candidate for LASIK?
There are a few requirements to undergo LASIK, put in place to ensure your safety and lower your risk of LASIK side-effects.
- Candidates for surgery must be at least 18 years old and have a healthy immune system.
- Your eyes must also be healthy - patients with glaucoma or cataracts should NOT seek out LASIK, and sufferers of chronic dry eye may have their symptoms exacerbated by dry eye side-effects after LASIK.
- You’ll also need to be examined by your eye care specialist to determine your corneal thickness: candidates for LASIK must meet a minimum requirement, as the procedure involves taking away some tissue from the cornea.
If the vision problems in this guide sound familiar, it’s time to make a call to Dr. Dutt. Don’t spend another day wishing you had better vision - start developing your custom LASIK procedure today!
Ready to see with fresh eyes? Call Luna Vision and Med Spa at 724-527-9720 or request an appointment online! We’ll help you schedule an affordable $25 consultation with our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Dutt.