LASIK: What Are the Benefits of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

Are you tired of needing your glasses or contact lens to see? If so, you should consider a form of laser eye surgery known as LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis).

What to expect during LASIK

First, special lasers are used to create a flap on the front of your eye, known as your cornea. Upon doing so, your surgeon will lift back your flap and use lasers to reshape your cornea to correct your vision.

Related: “LASIK Laser Eye Surgery: Are You a Candidate?”

Next, your flap is laid back down by your surgeon and you’re prescribed eye drops to allow your eye to properly heal. From there, you’re safe to be driven home and instructed to follow up with your surgeon as directed.


LASIK benefits

Most commonly used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK can also be used to offset blurry vision up close from presbyopia (which is the loss of reading vision that comes with age).

Related: “PRK: What Are The Benefits of PRK Laser Eye Surgery?”

One of the best reasons to get LASIK is that it’s a precise and virtually painless procedure that allows you to see clearly almost immediately!

Curious if you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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