LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical eye procedure done to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses or contacts. How can you tell if the surgery is right for you and whether it’s worth the risk? According to the FDA, there are some important facts and information to help you make up your mind.
When the cornea (the part of the eye that focuses light on the retina) has an imperfection, the eye’s ability to focus is diminished. The eye views images as blurry or out of focus. LASIK surgery is a laser, used to remove tissue and to reshape the cornea.
You could be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery if you have
a refraction error such as far-sightedness, near-sightedness or astigmatism.
However, this surgery may not be for you if:
If you do decide on surgery, here are some things you should
LASIK surgery could help relieve the burden of glasses and/or contact lenses if you know the facts. Keep in mind that you should be comfortable with your doctor. If not, it is your choice to find a different doctor. Interview the specialist about the surgery and talk to previous patients. Finally, don’t let cost be the sole factor of your choice of doctor, because it is your future vision that lies in the hands of the surgeon you choose.
LASIK eye surgery is popular, costly, and will change your
vision forever. Use careful consideration when deciding upon the procedure
and finding a doctor to perform your surgery.