If you wear corrective lenses, chances are you’ve considered Lasik surgery but never consulted an eye doctor about the procedure. You may already know that Lasik is a form of refractive surgery used to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. And you may also know that an ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea to improve visual acuity. However, you might not be sure what makes Lasik surgery such a smart investment. Consider the following benefits:
Painless Procedure – Typically, a doctor applies numbing drops to the eyes before the procedure; although some people prefer mild sedatives.
Fast Recovery – Most people report seeing perfectly the morning after Lasik surgery and even resume normal activities.
Lifestyle Changes – As a permanent alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, Lasik surgery makes it much easier to pursue an active lifestyle. Not only does this mean dispensing with the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing glasses or contacts, it also offers the benefit of improved peripheral vision.
Safety – There have been many advances since the 1990’s to significantly decrease the already low incidence of risk associated with Lasik surgery.
Cost – Compared to other eye surgeries, Lasik can be surprisingly affordable, especially considering the cost savings of corrected vision.
In short, Lasik is a quick procedure with life-changing results. According to a study conducted by Dr. Francis Price and his wife Dr. Marianne Price, 98% of patients who’d undergone Lasik surgery indicated the strongly agreed about recommending the procedure to friends and family.
Keep in mind that some patients do experience dry eyes after Lasik for the first few weeks to a couple of months, though symptoms do subside. Until it does, you may need to use lubricating eye drops. Another side effect could be temporary sensitivity to light, which should also adjust over time.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Lasik surgery, be sure to contact our Los Angeles eye doctors at 877-871-1684.
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