For the right candidate, there are many upsides to LASIK eye surgery. Some of the potential LASIK benefits include playing sports without glasses and never having to worry about losing a contact again. There are some conditions that LASIK does not work for, but the most common visual impairments can easily be corrected by a skilled LASIK surgeon.
How LASIK Eye Surgery Works
LASIK eye surgery involves a surgeon creating a flap in the corneal tissue on the surface of the eye and then using a laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. Visual impairment is due to the shape of the cornea and lens causing a distortion in the way that light hits the back of the eye, so reshaping the cornea itself can correct vision. The technical term for LASIK is laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis.
LASIK benefits range from the short-term to the long-term. Long-term benefits differ from person to person because the main effect is being able to go without your glasses or contacts. This may be a matter of convenience or dire importance, depending on your job, lifestyle, and personal opinion. However, there are several things that most people appreciate about being free of their corrective lenses:
- No worrying about lost contacts
- No problems with uncomfortable glasses during activities
- No broken glasses at the most inconvenient times
Short-term benefits are how LASIK differentiates itself from other forms of corrective vision procedures. In the short-term LASIK is very well-tolerated by the vast majority of people and does not require a long recovery. For most patients, it is a quick and easy procedure:
- Takes approximately 10 minutes per eye
- Vision back to normal within a day for most people
- Little aftercare
- Painless procedure that results in minimal pain during recovery
LASIK is not the only procedure that an eye doctor can perform to correct vision. However, it is the most popular for a reason. Long-term studies show that 98.8 percent of patients are satisfied with the results, and 99.5 percent of them can see 20/40 or better uncorrected after surgery.
Here at Eyes on Henry, we offer LASIK co-management for our patients. This means that our eye doctor can assess your level of suitability for the procedure, discuss options, and prepare you for surgery should you decide to go ahead with it. We can also assist you in finding an experienced surgeon in the area. After surgery, we will be available for checkups, management of any remaining refractive error, and answering any questions you may have.
Take the Next Step with Eyes on Henry
We are located in Spartanburg, SC, where we pride ourselves on being a part of the community. Our doctors have the knowledge and experience to handle most eye conditions, and we can also help you navigate the murky waters of insurance and payment options.
To make an appointment, call us today at (864) 585-0208 today, or request an appointment online.