What is LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a type of Laser or refractive surgery is a type of surgical procedure that is used to correct any abnormalities in the eyes such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This surgery helps to reduce the patient’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The latest and most popular laser eye surgery that is being used by doctors and surgeons all over the world today is LASIK. Apart from LASIK, there are other types of refractive eye surgeries and procedures that are available and depending on the patient’s needs and comfort level a suitable procedure can be opted for.
Before you decide to opt for LASIK surgery to correct any eye abnormality, your doctor or surgeon will have to do a thorough examination of you and your current health and assess if you are a viable candidate to undergo LASIK surgery – The doctor will first ask you 10-12 simple and routine questions about your health and eyes. He will then thoroughly examine your eyes and see if they are healthy and strong enough to undergo this particular procedure. Surgery can have negative results if the candidate or patient is not suitable for the procedure and still undergoes it. The thickness and shape of the cornea play a very important role in determining whether a patient is suitable for LASIK surgery. The size of his pupils and the nature of the eye condition will also help determine whether he can undergo the surgeryor not.
What are the main advantages or benefits of LASIK eye surgery?
1. LASIK eye surgery gives you immediate results – One of the main advantages of LASIK is that the results are immediate and patients have experienced almost 90-95% improved vision post the LASIK surgery. Patients can immediately go back to doing their regular chores and duties and need not wear their spectacles or lenses again.
2. Do away with glasses and lenses – After the surgery, patients can see very well without the help of their glasses and/or lenses and can, in fact, throw them away immediately. LASIK procedure is extremely safe and is completed in just 10-15 minutes after which patients have absolutely clear and perfect vision. One’s physical appearance is also improved drastically without glasses or spectacles.
3. Helps build better career opportunities – For certain career choices like becoming a pilot, one would need to have an excellent and flawless vision in order to pursue that career line. LASIK can help people achieve their dreams and perform activities that require perfect vision like swimming and other related sports and careers.