LASIK Vision Correction
LASIK uses special lasers to correct vision. With lasers, doctors are able to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
If you are considering LASIK, the most important step is in your research to find a reputable doctor with a high level of experience in performing LASIK with a high percentage of satisfied patients.
What Happens – LASIK Vision Correction
During the LASIK vision correction procedure a thin flap is created in the cornea. The flap is folded back the doctor then uses a laser to remove corneal tissue. When finished, the flap is laid back to cover the area where the corneal tissue was taken.
With lasers surgeon smooth irregular cornea shapes to correct astigmatism. To treat nearsightedness, the cornea is flattened. With farsighted individuals, the lasers reshape the cornea to create a more steep shape.
If you know someone that has already had LASIK vision correction, ask them about their doctor. Finding the right eye surgeon is your most important step in getting LASIK procedure. The doctor will give you a thorough exam and tell you if you are eligible for LASIK vision correction and what results you can expect by getting the procedure.
If the doctor finds that your condition is not a good match for LASIK, there are other procedures available to you. There are also other procedures that do not include laser technology that may be better suited for you. The exam done by your doctor will determine your eye structure and prescription. The exam should result in knowing the best procedure to meet your requirements.
Is LASIK Vision Correction Painful?
As with most laser procedures, the procedure is fairly pain free. You will likely be given some type of sedative to relax and calm your nerves. It is done on an outpatient basis and many doctors and clinics perform the procedure on site instead of requiring a hospital setting.
The setting is more comfortable and the process usually takes less than five minutes of your time. Healing is quick and usually only minor discomfort is felt for a few days afterwards.
The cost for LASIK vision correction is often $2000-$4000 dollars. Prices depend on the exact procedure, the area you live in, and the individual doctor. You may want to investigate the average price for this procedure in your area before making an appointment for a free consultation. Price comparison is a smart step before settling on one doctor to perform LASIK vision correction.