LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) is the most common laser eye procedure performed to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. In LASIK, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of your cornea — the dome-shaped transparent tissue at the front of your eye — to improve vision.
LASIK surgery is essentially a pain-free surgery and takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes. The results are improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses which begin immediately after the procedure and vision usually continue to improve and stabilize over a few days.
The candidate of Lasik eye surgery should be at least 18 years old.
LASIK is a good option for improving vision for various reasons some of which are as follows:
Consult a qualified eye care professional or eye surgeon to get more information about how to permanently correct your vision and the benefits of this surgery. LASIK is widely recognized as the most convenient and cost-effective option to improve vision.
LASIK often results in improved vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. In general, you have a very good chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better after refractive surgery. More than 8 out of 10 people who undergo LASIK refractive surgery no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for most of their activities.
After LASIK, you may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation immediately following the procedure. You'll probably have blurred vision. When it comes to healing after LASIK eye surgery, it usually occurs very rapidly. Vision may be blurry and hazy for the first day, but most patients notice improved vision within a few days of surgery. Following are some useful tips for you to follow for a quick LASIK recovery: