Tired of wearing contacts and/or eyeglasses? Do you have a moderate case of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism? If so, you may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
Just what is LASIK and what are the benefits? We’ll explain!
LASIK surgery, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular form of refractive eye surgery. The surgery changes the dome-shaped transparent tissue to bend light so it focuses more exactly on your retina, rather than in front or behind.
LASIK is beneficial for people who moderately suffer from:
Consulting with a board-certified ophthalmologist is the best way to know if LASIK is right for you.
In addition to not having to wear glasses or contacts, LASIK offers a few other benefits.
Long lasting results: LASIK surgery results are permanent, following a 3-month stabilization period. Patients shouldn’t need follow-up procedures unless there is a need to repair a over/under-corrected complication.
Quick recovery: LASIK requires little to almost no recovery time. Patients won’t (and shouldn’t try) to drive after surgery, but they should be able to return to their normal schedule the next day.
Improved vision: While not wearing glasses or contacts may be considered improved vision, studies have shown that 95% of patients who undergo LASIK surgery achieve uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of at least 20/40, with some patients achieving 20/20 vision or better.
Learn more about LASIK, including how the surgery is performed, by reading our LASIK FAQ.
Triangle Eye Physicians, PA is a Raleigh LASIK and eye care clinic. Dr. Patricia Smith, a board certified ophthalmologist, has performed over 12,000 LASIK surgeries.