Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
Why Not Make LASIK Your New Year’s Resolution?
LASIK or laser in-situ keratomileusis is the most common corrective refractive vision surgery. It is popular among people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The surgery reshapes your cornea to fix the refractive error and allows light to focus correctly on the retina.
LASIK Refractive Surgery
During LASIK surgery, your LASIK eye doctor makes a thin flap on the corneal tissue using a laser. The cornea is reshaped by the use of a laser and the flap is folded back. The flap heals on its own in a few days.
Benefits of LASIK
If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you can set a resolution this New Year to get LASIK. LASIK has many benefits in comparison to other refractive surgeries.
It Is Not Painful
Your surgeon will place numbing eye drops in both of your eyes. These eye drops will ensure you do not feel pain. Patients describe the feeling of the procedure as “slight pressure”. You may feel dry eyes after surgery, but it should dissipate in a few days.
It Improves Vision
LASIK improves your vision immediately after surgery. For some patients, this means they improve their vision to 20/40 or better. In other patients, vision returns to 20/20 vision. Sometimes, it may take a few weeks for their vision to adjust, but the results are permanent.
Patients can return to their normal activities after 24 hours following their surgeries. Vision completely adjusts after only a few weeks, and the results will not change. But sometimes the initial corrections are not enough, so you may need to go back for an enhancement procedure.
You Can Ditch the Glasses
Eyeglasses are not always fun to wear. Sometimes, you may forget them at home, making life difficult as you walk around with blurry vision. You will no longer have to walk around with eyeglasses or be afraid of losing or breaking them. Your eyes will be able to see clearly by themselves, without the aid of eyeglasses!
The surgery may seem expensive, but it is cost-effective in the long term. You will no longer need to purchase contact lenses, contact lens solutions, or new glasses! Use our LASIK Savings Calculator to see how much LASIK can save you over the course of your lifetime.
It Is Convenient
You will have more freedom to get back to vigorous and intense activities. You will be able to swim, drive, and even play contact sports without worrying about your glasses or contacts.