LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery at Mack Eye Center in Hoffman Estates. Our experienced ophthalmologists take pride in helping patients achieve their vision goals through safe and proven surgical options. If you have been curious about LASIK, then keep reading. Here, we discuss five things you can stop worrying about after LASIK.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a type of laser refractive surgery. During the procedure, the eye surgeon creates a small incision in the cornea and then flips it open like a little flap. The eye surgeon then reshapes the underlying corneal tissue and closes the flap. The reshaped cornea can now properly refract light so that vision is clearer. LASIK can treat refractive errors that cause blurry vision, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. LASIK has a number of benefits, including the five discussed below.
1. Refractive Errors
As mentioned, LASIK is used to treat refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This means that after LASIK, you can stop worrying about refractive errors impacting your vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 9 out of 10 people (90%) who have LASIK end up with vision between 20/20 and 20/40.
2. Wearing Glasses
If you have vision problems, then glasses may be a regular part of your everyday life. While glasses have come a long way over the years, not having to wear prescription lenses is one of the many things that you can stop worrying about after LASIK.
Keep in mind that your eyes can still change over time. This means that some patients may still need prescription glasses due to age-related changes in vision, like presbyopia.
3. Wearing Contact Lenses
Do you loathe dealing with contact solution, sticking your finger in your eye, and desperately crawling around on the floor searching for a lost contact? Those are all things you can stop worrying about after LASIK because you will no longer have to wear contact lenses.
4. Certain Vision-Related Expenses
There are a lot of costs associated with contact lenses, contact lens solution, prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. These costs add up, especially when you must regularly refill your contact lenses or purchase new eyeglasses. After LASIK, you no longer have to worry about those vision expenses which can make the average cost worth it for many individuals over the long term.
5. Recreational Issues
The less you have to worry about during recreational activities, the better. While contact lenses and eyeglasses can help you see during recreational activities, they can also be an inconvenience. After LASIK, you have the freedom to enjoy recreational activities without having to worry about your contact lenses or other prescription eyewear causing issues.
Contact Mack Eye Center To Learn More About LASIK
At Mack Eye Center, we use the latest technology to give our patients the best results. Contact our ophthalmologists at Mack Eye Center today to learn more about LASIK and how refractive surgery can benefit you.