Have you thought about having corrective eye surgery?
Do you want to free yourself from having to wear eyeglasses or contacts?
LASIK is one of the most common corrective eye surgeries available today. It is a combined microsurgical and excimer laser procedure used to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. LASIK corrective eye surgery has many advantages including:
- Quick recovery
- No stitches
- Relatively quick procedure
- Stay awake through the whole procedure
If you are nearsighted corrective eye surgery will flatten the too-steep cornea. When you experience farsightedness corrective eye surgery will aim to create a steeper cornea. And when you are trying to correct astigmatism corrective eye surgery will smooth out an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.
You might consider refractive surgery if you:
- Wish to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses;
- Are free of eye disease;
- Can accept the inherent risks and potential side effects of the procedure;
- Have the appropriate refractive error.
If you are considering LASIK corrective eye surgery you will want to choose a LASIK surgeon who will perform an eye exam and determine if you are a candidate for corrective eye surgery. If you are a candidate for corrective eye surgery the surgeon will then determine what type of correction you need. It is important to note that some health conditions or eye diseases may prevent you from having corrective eye surgery.
If you or someone you know requires eye care visit Charles Breen, MD at 7370 Turfway Rd. 3rd Floor, St. Elizabeth Medical Office Building, Florence, KY 41042.
This article is provided as an information resource and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified ophthalmologist. In all cases, contact your ophthalmologist for advice on any matter referenced in this document before making any decisions.