Laser Vision Correction
Restore Your Vision with Safe Lasik Eye Surgery and Ditch Your Glasses or Contacts
Laser vision correction has been reducing people’s dependence on glasses and contacts for decades. With its life-changing benefits, ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world are performing millions of laser vision correction surgeries each year as people realize the improved quality of life they can experience.
With the advancement of the vision correcting Excimer laser over the years, patients who suffer from low to high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can now experience the benefits of laser vision correction. Restoring sight to a wide range of patients is now safe and possible with minimized side effects thanks to the advancements in the field.
Lasik eye surgery is a procedure that combines the accuracy of the Excimer laser procedure with the quick healing characteristics of a procedure called Lamellar Keratoplasty. With nearly identical success rates, Lasik offers patients the same vision correction with less discomfort and quicker healing time.
During Lasik surgery, your eye is numbed and a hinged flap is created of your corneal tissue. The laser gently reshapes the underlying tissue and the corneal flap quickly grows back normally without the need for stitches or additional procedures. Functional vision returns very rapidly, with the majority of patients seeing well enough to drive in a day or two without glasses or contact lenses. Most patients elect to have LASIK on both eyes at the same time.
Am I A Good Candidate for Lasik?
In general, candidates must meet the following criteria. However, only a qualified refractive surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery.
Must be at least 18 years old
Prescription must not have seen a significant change in 12 months
Must be diagnosed with a refractive error by a qualified eye doctor
Must have healthy corneas
Must meet certain standards in health and on eye tests during exam
We encourage you to visit our office for a free consultation where we can determine if you are a good candidate and review all your options. Together, we will choose your best option and help you get started with your treatment.
Other Laser Eye Surgery Options
As Aslett-Kurica, we offer additional options in laser vision correction surgery including photo refractive keratectomy and Excimer laser system. These options offer a different healing time and can be used to meet each patient’s individual correction need. We wil talk to you about all your options so you are educated in what is best for your needs.
Expectations and the Next Step
The decision to have laser vision correction is onlt one way you can make. It is important to have all the facts about the procedure from your eye doctor and to understand that your vision may not be restored to 20/20 after surgery. Make sure you know all the possible side effects and complications before making your decision.
Finding out about your eye health is the first step in your visual freedom. Call Aslett-Kurica today to schedule a free consultation to discover if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. We will help you choose your best option that meets your individual needs.