If you have vision problems, you may want to consider LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is a surgery performed to permanently improve your vision. LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. If you are considering this type of surgery, here are a few things you may want to know.
LASIK surgery is a procedure that uses a laser to cut the cornea, which is the top layer of your eye, to create a flap. Your surgeon then uses another laser to cut tissue inside your eye in order to reshape the tissue so your eye can focus light differently to make a clear image. As painful and scary as the procedure sounds, most people report that there is relatively no pain during and after the procedure.
The procedure takes less than five minutes, but it is a highly precise surgery, so you should chose an experienced surgeon. If you are nervous about your surgeon, you should research several different highly trained surgeons to get the best surgery possible. If you are concerned about the pain, they will give you numbing eye drops so you can’t feel it.
You may have a lot of questions about what happens after the surgery. After the surgery you cannot drive home and your doctor may recommend that you don’t drive for several days. Your doctor will probably tell you that you can return to work the next day, so you should be back to normal fairly quickly. You should not rub your eyes for a while after your surgery, but other than that, you should be great and your vision should be improved dramatically.
Talk to your doctor about if you are a good candidate for LASIK. There are some people that shouldn’t undergo the procedure, but most people are good for it and most come out with either perfect vision or nearly perfect vision. The more research that is done, the better LASIK becomes. It is perfectly safe and rather painless, so if you are considering it, you may want to ask your doctor about it.