There are several different refractive eye errors that will affect the quality of your vision. These occur because of the way that the cornea (the clear, domed lens covering the front part of the eye) focuses light as it enters the eye. For clear vision, the light needs to be refracted onto one focal point, fully on the retina at the back of the eye. This doesn’t happen in people with refractive eye conditions.
Getting LASIK is a big deal. The procedure involves permanently reshaping your corneas so that light is refracted properly by your eyes. This means that it’s absolutely crucial that the procedure is carried out with the greatest precision and accuracy possible. The best way to ensure that you are in safe hands is by doing your research so that you can feel confident that your procedure is being performed by a highly trained, experienced, and reputable LASIK doctor.
Contact lenses are the preferred choice of prescription eyewear for countless patients every year. However, of these people, as many as 5 million will find that they experience discomfort, persistent irritation, or dryness when they wear them. This can affect their vision as well as their quality of life. This is contact lens intolerance.
Laser eye surgery is a very safe and effective way of improving the way that light is refracted by your eyes so you can see more clearly without the need for prescription eyewear like glasses or contact lenses. There are a number of different laser eye surgery techniques. As with any surgical procedure, there is a small element of risk involved. Patients have to undergo a FREE virtual consultation before surgery to ensure that they thoroughly understand the benefits of their chosen laser eye surgery as well as the small potential risks associated.
Laser vision correction surgery makes it possible for some people who have refractive eye errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism to see clearly without using prescription lenses. This gives them greater flexibility and freedom when it comes to their day-to-day lives, as well as eliminating the ongoing costs of glasses or contact lenses. Unsurprisingly, this makes laser eye surgery extremely popular.
LASIK laser vision correction surgery is the most popular refractive laser procedure in the world. The extremely safe surgery is used to correct vision problems in nearsighted people (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia), and have astigmatism. LASIK laser eye surgery will permanently alter the shape of your cornea so that light is refracted correctly, enabling you to see clearly without the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses. Research shows that around 96% of patients* will achieve their desired vision after their procedure, making it a very successful and valuable investment in your long-term vision.
LASIK continues to transform the lives of around 700,000 patients every single year. The best-known type of laser vision correction surgery, LASIK, is an extremely popular way of reducing or eliminating reliance on prescription eyewear. The surgery itself works by altering the shape of the cornea using laser technology. This is done using cutting-edge laser technology that performs the changes needed with pinpoint precision and accuracy. This alters the way that light is refracted by the eyes, meaning that the message sent to the brain is interpreted as a clear, detailed image.
ReLEx SMILE is one of the newest and most advanced forms of laser vision correction and is only available at select, premier laser vision correction centers. The technique used in ReLEx SMILE is different from other forms of laser vision. There is no flap created to access the cornea tissue like in LASIK, nor is the outer layer of corneal tissue removed like in PRK surgery. Instead, the laser is used to create a lenticule. This is a small, lens-shaped area of tissue located within the cornea. Once the lenticule has been created, an incision is made into the outer layer of the cornea to remove it.
I recently had an open myomectomy surgery, so while I recover from that major procedure and get an extended break from work, I also made it a priority to look into possibly getting LASIK for my eyes.
While there are many different types of laser vision correction surgery, SMILE LASIK is one of the newest, safest, and most effective procedures of its kind and is transforming the way in which patients can enjoy long term clear vision. Patients can now receive SMILE LASIK in Paramus, New Jersey at our state-of-the-art LASIK Center.