If you suffer from any of the various diseases of eye, you might be considering LASIK eye surgery. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (keratomileusis is a fancy term for eye surgery). This can be a great option for you, but it depends on the eye sickness you suffer from and whether there is a qualified doctor in your area.
If you want to know more about this procedure, you should start by getting an eye exam. People ages 20 to 40 should get an eye exam a minimum of once every five years. If you suffer from diabetes, you should get your eyes checked more often, about once a year — people with diabetes are at a higher risk for eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye diseases. Remember that LASIK surgery is permanent, and if you’re interested in learning more, keep reading to find out some facts about this surgery that can cure many diseases of eye.
- LASIK is a pain-free procedure
The worst part about getting LASIK eye surgery is the anxiety you have before it, when you anticipate pain and feeling out of control during the procedure. The good news is that your eye is numbed while the doctors work on you, so you won’t feel a thing. LASIK surgery involves the optometrist creating a corneal flap and exposing the corneal tissue, and then they reshape the area. They put everything back together and then it’s done!
- Recovery after LASIK is fast
Most patients return to work — and even drive themselves there — the very next day! LASIK is an advanced procedure and doctors are well trained so they can perform it flawlessly. The human eye recovers rapidly and you will have significantly improved vision just hours after you have the procedure.
- LASIK has been around for a while
This innovative eye surgery has just recently gotten well deserved media attention, but it’s been around since the 1980s. It’s a technologically advanced procedure that has had years of trials. You can feel confident that this is a tried and tested surgery that has been proven to give good outcomes.
- LASIK doesn’t solve all eye problems
LASIK surgery does a great job of improving your vision from its current state, but it doesn’t prevent normal eye problems that come with age. Lots of people have worsening vision as they get older, so you might still need contacts or glasses in the future. The good news is that you will probably only need reading or driving glasses, so you have a much better prognosis after having LASIK surgery.
Do you know anything about treatment for any of the diseases of eye that can afflict people? Do you have any recommendations on how to find an optometrist? If you know of any optometrists who perform LASIK eye surgery, or you have experience choosing an optometrist, please leave a comment below and share your experience with others who may be overwhelmed. Continue.