Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?
If you are tired of wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses, LASIK eye surgery can help you get rid of them. However, it is not right for everybody. It helps to learn whether you are an ideal candidate for this laser eye treatment and what things to consider to help you decide to undergo treatment. Read on to find out more about this procedure.
How Can LASIK Eye Surgery Help You?
LASIK is the most advanced and best-known laser eye surgery that can help treat the following issues:
- Myopia or Nearsightedness
It is a condition in which you cannot see distant objects accurately. When the cornea curves too sharply or your eyeball is slightly longer than usual, the objects that are far away become blurry.
- Hyperopia or Farsightedness
When you have hyperopia, although you can see far objects clearly, nearby objects become blurry. This happens when the cornea is too flat or shorter than an average eyeball, making your vision unclear.
This condition causes overall blurry vision. When the cornea flattens or curves unevenly, it can disrupt the focus of both distant and near vision.
This refractive laser eye treatment is performed as outpatient surgery. LASIK typically takes around 5 to 15 minutes. It is recommended to rest for at least 2 hours after the procedure. Before the procedure, your eye surgeon will take detailed measurements of your eye. They will use anesthesia to numb the eye, so you do not feel any pain during the treatment. You may experience minor discomfort post-surgery. Patients often notice the results of LASIK eye surgery immediately with better vision that improves as their eyes heal.
Is LASIK Right for You?
If you have farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism, you may be the right candidate for LASIK laser eye treatment. However, it is essential to meet the following criteria:
- Have good overall health
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have no existing eye conditions
- Have no health issues, especially conditions that may affect the eyes
- Have a stable vision prescription for at least the past one year
It helps to keep the following in mind for LASIK eye surgery:
- If you are nursing or pregnant, it is not advisable to consider LASIK treatment, because your refractive error may waver.
- LASIK does not help treat the age-related vision problem, commonly known as presbyopia.
Get Better Vision with Our LASIK Eye Surgery
UELC has advanced laser eye clinics in Vaughan, Brampton, and Toronto. We have a qualified team of professional surgeons, including Dr. Sohel Somani and Dr. Eric Tam, to help you. We use state-of-the-art technology and safe procedures to treat our patients. We will work to understand your needs and problems and help you decide the most suitable form of laser eye surgery to improve your vision. You could call us at 416-653-8352 if you have any questions or fill out our online form to book a complimentary consultation with our experts.
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