LASIK For Nearsightedness
Seeing clearly has never been easier. Go beyond prescription glasses and contacts with LASIK, the most common vision correction procedure that provides you with nearly perfect vision in less than 30 minutes. If you are among the 40% of Americans diagnosed with myopia, LASIK for nearsightedness is a great option for you.
LASIK has been described as a one-time investment in your future. Can you really put a price on your vision? LASIK is both safe and dependable, giving patients the freedom and convenience to get rid of glasses and contact lenses for good. With advanced technology, LASIK for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism continues to be the leading choice for permanent vision correction. Unlike most surgeries, LASIK eye surgery provides immediate results with minimal healing time.
How do you know if you are a candidate for LASIK for nearsightedness? Nearsightedness is generally caused by either an eyeball that is too long relative to the focusing power of the cornea or a cornea that is too curved relative to the length of the eyeball; or in some cases, a combination of the 2 reasons. One of the most common ways you may realize you have nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is when objects in the distance, such as a TV, movie screen or street signs, appear blurry. Doctors will recommend that to be a candidate for LASIK for nearsightedness, patients will need to have a stable prescription for a minimum of a year. Other factors include being age 18 or older, being free of any eye disease, and proper corneal thickness. The latter is important as the LASIK procedure relies on creating a flap in the cornea to correct nearsightedness.
The LASIK for nearsightedness procedure begins with numbing eye drops to ensure the small laser incisions are not felt by the patient. Next, the surgeon will create a thin flap in the cornea, the clear outer layer at the front of the eye. The flap is created to protect the part of the cornea that requires healing from outside debris and bacteria. After the flap is made, a laser is used to reshape the cornea, repairing the refractions that have caused nearsightedness with the goal of improving vision. Lastly, the surgeon will seal the flap allowing the eye to heal.
The team at Kalamazoo Ophthalmology represents your safest choice for corrective eye surgery. If you are interested in more information about how LASIK for nearsightedness will benefit you, Kalamazoo Ophthalmology welcomes you to schedule a consultation by 269-329-5860 or online at WEBSITE.