Are you tired of relying on eyeglasses or contact lenses for clear vision? If so, you may find LASIK eye surgery to be beneficial. LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is also referred to as laser-assisted or laser refractive surgery since it corrects refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
LASIK is the most common laser eye surgery performed today to correct refractive vision errors. At Advanced Eye Surgeons, this procedure is performed by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Archana Gupta, who specializes in refractive surgery.
LASIK eye surgery offers many benefits over other vision correction methods. Not only does it correct the overall vision, but your vision is also corrected almost immediately following the procedure. While it may take a few weeks for your eyes to adjust to your improved vision, results are permanent. The procedure itself is virtually painless due to the numbing drops used, there are no stitches or bandages needed, and patients can return to their normal schedule within 24 hours.
Most LASIK patients experience a dramatic reduction in the need for eyeglasses following LASIK surgery, and some do not need to use glasses or contact lenses at all. Imagine not having to worry about the burden of contacts or glasses ever again! Plus, when you no longer have the need to update your eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions, you have the potential of saving hundreds of dollars each year.
For more information on LASIK surgery and how you can benefit from this laser eye surgery, please see the following pages:
Can Lasik give you 20 20 Vision?
The intention of Lasik is to provide patients with 20/20 vision upon recovery.
Do I need glasses after Lasik now?
After Lasik, you should not require corrective lenses to see both near and far.
Does Lasik last forever?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) can provide long-lasting vision correction for many people. However, its essential to understand that while the procedure can significantly reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, it doesnt guarantee perfect vision for a lifetime. Over time, factors such as aging or changes in your eyes can lead to the need for reading glasses (presbyopia) or further vision correction. Some individuals might require enhancements or touch-up procedures after their initial LASIK surgery to maintain optimal vision.
What are the requirements for Lasik eye surgery?
The requirements for LASIK surgery can vary depending on the specific clinic and surgeon. Generally, candidates for LASIK should be at least 18 years old, have stable vision prescription for at least one year, have overall good eye health, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. A comprehensive eye examination and consultation with an experienced eye surgeon will determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK.
How long is the recovery for Lasik surgery?
The initial recovery period after LASIK is relatively quick. Most people experience improved vision within the first 24-48 hours after the procedure. However, its essential to follow your doctors post-operative instructions, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, refraining from rubbing your eyes, and using prescribed eye drops. Full visual recovery may take a few days to a few weeks, and you will have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress.
Can you get Lasik in just one eye?
Yes, it is possible to have LASIK surgery on only one eye. This procedure is sometimes performed to correct vision imbalances, such as significant nearsightedness or farsightedness in one eye, or to address issues like anisometropia (a significant difference in prescription between the two eyes).
Can I work the day after Lasik?
Many people can return to work one to two days after LASIK surgery, but its crucial to follow your surgeons advice. Most surgeons recommended to take a day or two off work to rest and recover fully. Avoiding activities that might strain your eyes, such as prolonged computer use or reading, is recommended in the days following the surgery. Your eye surgeon will determine the best time to return to work depending on your work visual demands and risk factor.
Can eyes get worse after Lasik?
While it is uncommon for eyes to get worse after LASIK, no surgical procedure can guarantee permanent results. As mentioned earlier, factors like aging or changes in your eyes structure over time could lead to the need for further vision correction, even after LASIK surgery.
Can you get Lasik If you have astigmatism?
Yes, LASIK can be used to correct astigmatism. Specialized LASIK techniques, such as wavefront-guided LASIK or topography-guided LASIK, can be employed to address astigmatism along with nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, the suitability for LASIK, including astigmatism correction, will be determined during your pre-surgery evaluation with your eye surgeon.
If you are interested in learning more about the LASIK procedure and how it can help to improve your overall vision, do not hesitate to contact our Boca Raton or Tamarac, FL offices. At Advanced Eye Surgeons, each eye surgeon aims to provide exceptional care to each of our patients.
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