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The Essential Aspects of Lasik Eye Surgery

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Improving your vision is now easier and quicker than ever before. More and more people consider having a Lasik eye surgery for a number of reasons. Here are the most important aspects to consider when opting for such type of treatment of impaired vision.

Lasik stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and is a sort of refractive surgery. Simply put this invasive procedure corrects the vision and reduces the necessity of using glasses and eye lenses. The instrument microkeratome or a very precise laser is used to reshape the cornea of the eye allowing for a better focus of light onto the retina, which makes the vision clearer. Both farsighted and nearsighted people can benefit from the Lasik eye surgery. The procedure is also often used for the correction of astigmatism.

There are a number of advantages that Lasik eye surgery provides to sufferers from impaired vision. Not having to wear glasses and lenses is beneficial as it provides for more convenience. The procedure is also renowned for being much less painful than similar ones with people experiencing minimal discomfort during and after the surgery. The operation lasts no more than five minutes, which is perfect for the busy modern person. The Lasik eye surgery is an ambulatory procedure – you do not have to go into a special operation room and can leave the clinic immediately after it is complete. A preliminary examination is required and some preparation procedures might be necessary. You have to provide for at least one or two days rest after the surgery is done. Also, it is important to keep the instructions provided by the ophthalmologist in order to avoid any complications and rarely occurring side effects.

The most beneficial of all advantages is that the improvement of your vision will be almost immediate. The majority of people report having a clearer vision on the very first day after the surgery. In some cases the improvement after the procedure is gradual in the course of a few days or weeks. The long term effect of the Lasik eye surgery is a very good vision. The optimal 20/20 or even better results are most often achieved. In some cases the improvement is 20/40 which is also quite good an achievement. It is best to discuss the results that can be accomplished in your particular case with your doctor. You can expect the improvement of your vision to be long lasting. However, you should have in mind that the effects of aging are inevitable.

The cost of a Lasik eye surgery is not small with the standard price being around $2,000. Given all the benefits explained above such an investment in your health is definitely worthwhile. At the same time it is particularly important to choose a reputable clinic and a reliable ophthalmologist to perform the procedure. It is a good idea to read patients' reviews in advance. Also, do not miss to get more information on the licensing and board certification of the surgeon you have chosen.



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