Laser in-situ keratomileusis, commonly known as “LASIK” laser eye surgery, is now popular treatment especially in California, as it has proven to be an effective method of correcting most people’s vision. It does so by reshaping the cornea in the front of the eye, improving the ability to focus on objects and giving clear eyesight. It’s an effective method of treating most vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. With most patients, vision is corrected either straight away or within 24 hours of the procedure.
Should You Worry About the Procedure?
LASIK eye surgery causes very little pain or discomfort. It is affordable and usually, there is no need for stitches, bandaging, or covering of the eyes. Because it is safe and quick, with the average procedure completed in 10 to 15 minutes, most patients experience very little disruption to their normal daily routine. It is a long-term cure that is usually permanent, but if needed in the future, because of life changes, any adjustments to your vision would be a simple procedure to regain perfect vision.
What Are the Benefits of LASIK?
Some of the major benefits of LASIK laser eye surgery procedures for many people are the ability to qualify for careers that require people to have proper or adequate vision without corrective aids such as glasses or contact lenses. Careers in the military and many parts of the medical profession like radiology and surgery require excellent vision. LASIK also allows people to be able to enjoy sports and activities such as skydiving, cycling, martial arts and swimming as well as broadening their available opportunities in many other recreational and social fields.