LASIK Eye Surgery

More than two million people have had LASIK Eye Surgery, with the highest satisfaction rate of any elective procedure. Improved technology now means better results and fewer side effects. Athletes such as Tiger Woods, Gregg Maddux, and Tiki Barber have endorsed LASIK Eye surgery, and so did countless other celebrities such as Eric Clapton and Cindy Crawford.

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

Thanks to new research and technology, LASIK eye surgery has become an efficient and safe alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses. It is a secure surgical method to correct a variety of vision problems very easily.

 

Here’s a quick overview that will put any doubts you may have about LASIK surgery to rest.

Your eyes will be numb throughout the surgery from drops; this will keep them comfortable during the short duration of the LASIK procedure.
Can I go blind from LASIK Eye Surgery? — No one has ever gone blind from LASIK eye surgery. LASIK corrects the shape of the cornea; a misshaped cornea causes vision issues.

Over 95% of patients are satisfied with the results of LASIK eye surgery. In the rare event that dissatisfaction does occur, there are several options for treatment.

Generally speaking, LASIK is a painless and lightning-fast procedure that will last for only about 10 to 15 minutes. However, you should ensure that somebody will be able to drive you home following surgery because you will be advised to keep your eyes closed for the rest of the day as much as possible.

LASIK can correct all refractive errors, including nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism.

We have some of the very best LASIK surgeons in the country working in our nine offices around the country. Our surgeons are highly qualified and passionate about improving vision. There are requirements that one must meet to be suitable for LASIK surgery. You can apply today for a free consultation to assess if you would make a good LASIK candidate.

Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Before you can undergo the procedure, your doctor will examine your eyes and ask you a few questions to see whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK.
In order to qualify for LASIK eye surgery, you should be:

  • At least 18 years old. If you’re younger, chances are, your eyes are still changing, along with your prescription. Most experts will encourage young adults to wait at least until their mid-20s.
  • You should have a stable prescription.
  • You should be in good health. Conditions such as diabetes may lead to complications. so it’s best to let your eye surgeon assess the potential risks.
  • Pregnancy may also lead to complications due to hormonal changes in the body.

As said before, consulting with your eye surgeon prior is crucial in establishing whether you’re a good candidate or not. As such, if you are considering LASIK eye surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to them.

LASIK and Age

Generally speaking, people between the ages of 20 and 40 are ideal candidates for LASIK. However, this doesn’t mean that patients older or younger can’t necessarily qualify. Age can influence the chances of success, but it’s just one of the factors. A good family medical history, optimal overall physical health, and having a stable prescription are just as important.
Still, to see if LASIK is the right option for you, you will need to talk to an expert eye surgeon.

LASIK Surgery Recovery Time

Following the procedure, vision improves almost immediately. We recommend patients spend the rest of the day keeping their eyes closed as much as possible. The next day, most patients are amazed to be able to drive without glasses or contact lenses. In other cases, recovery from LASIK eye surgery may take two days, but no more. After that, you should still take good care of your eyes for the following two weeks to make sure that your vision will remain intact and sharp for years to come.