LASIK Surgery is the procedure of correcting a person’s refractive errors, thus reducing their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
When the structure of your eye is not quite right, the result can be nearsightedness, farsightedness, or a problem with astigmatism. In all three cases, images are projected somewhere other than on the correct place. This results in blurred vision. By changing the shape of the cornea, the surgeon is also correcting the way light is focused within your eye so that you can see more clearly.
Because your eyes and your vision are as unique to you as your fingerprints and DNA, it’s very difficult for us to know whether vision correction surgery can benefit you without a personal examination. In general, the conditions we’re able to treat include: nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. We like our patients to be at least 21 years of age, have healthy corneas, and to have had stable vision and eyeglasses or contact lens prescription over the past year.
Several different kinds of laser vision correction surgery are available. Like all medical procedures, they have both risks and benefits. Before you and your doctor make a choice about the kind of surgery available to you, you need to be sure you understand the differences between the surgeries in order to make the best possible decision for your specific case.
Our board certified physicians at Advanced Eye Care have performed many successful Lasik surgeries and invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for the procedure.