LASIK gives you the freedom to see clearly without the annoyance of glasses and contacts. This short surgery and quick recovery time could leave you with crystal clear eyesight for the rest of your life! Don’t let contacts and glasses hold you back from the freedom to live your life without worry. Keep reading to gather an understanding of what LASIK surgery involves and if it is right for you.
LASIK is a corrective surgery that provides long-term effects for better vision. To qualify, you need to meet a range of vision, pupil size, and corneal thickness requirements. You are also likely to undergo a wavefront analysis that sends light waves through the eye to provide an even more precise map of aberrations affecting your vision.
This procedure has one of the highest success rates due to its highly advanced technology. A sturgeon and a laser technician will be present at the time of your procedure. A topical is applied to your eyes for numbness. A surgeon will mark your cornea then a flap is cut in the cornea and that flap is folded back. You will be asked to look at a laser to center the eye.
This procedure is done to alter the shape of your eye. It is done by the effects of lasers to change the focal point of the eye. LASIK involves a tightly focused beam of ultraviolet light that breaks down molecular bonds of organic material, which is not harmful to the eye. This incision is less than a nanometer wide and takes just a few seconds. The entire procedure is quick and will only last about 15 minutes.
Following the procedure, the incision made will heal itself almost instantly due to the use of the advanced laser. You will be asked to wear glasses given to you by your doctor for the remainder of the day. You will also be required to wear a provided mask while you sleep to avoid bumping or rubbing your eyes.
For more information on LASIK and refractive surgeries, pricing, and special offers, give us a call at 855-ATL-LASIK, or click here to schedule your complimentary LASIK consultation to find out if you are a LASIK candidate.