No doubt you’ve heard of
LASIK eye surgery, either in radio or television ads, the Internet or perhaps someone you
know has had LASIK. If you are dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses
and are ready to see clearly without them, LASIK might be an option for you.
LASIK eye surgery is the most common laser eye surgery used to correct
vision for people with refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness
and astigmatism. The procedure can also be used to correct vision following
cataract surgery or previous refractive surgery.
Some patients with presbyopia (gradual vision loss with age) may also benefit
from monovision vision correction. This procedure corrects vision in one
eye for distance and for close up in the other. Because monovision vision
correction repairs each eye individually, some patients are not able to
tolerate the difference.
While LASIK can help many people, it is not for everyone. If you are considering
LASIK eye surgery, here are some of the qualifications for a successful
The ideal candidate for LASIK is 18 years of age or older, has healthy
corneas and has experienced no significant change in their vision prescription
in the past 12 months.
People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for LASIK.
As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are risks and the possibility
of complications. Some potential side effects include glare from bright
lights, halos, light sensitivity, night-driving flare and visual fluctuation.
Though LASIK surgery is the most popular refractive procedure, there are
a variety of surgical treatments designed to minimize your dependence
on glasses and contacts. Complimentary consultations are available at
Key-Whitman to find out which procedure (if any) will lead to your best
possible results. During your consultation, we will discuss your individual
risks and potential complications.
It is important that you make your decision about vision correction surgery
based on facts and with realistic expectations, rather than on what you
hope for or what you have heard from a friend.
If you think LASIK might be an option for you, take our one-minute
self-evaluation quiz to help determine if you are a candidate.
For more information about how Key-Whitman changes lives, please
contact us to book an appointment or
schedule your free consultation online.