Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a widely used vision correction
procedure. In fact, over two million people have already benefited from
LASIK surgery. Thanks to advances in the field, ophthalmologists have fine-tuned this
technique for even better outcomes. If you’re considering having
this procedure, you might want to ask your ophthalmologist the following
How Can LASIK Benefit Me?
Vision correction surgery could benefit you in a number of ways. If you
currently wear contact lenses, having
LASIK surgery is a convenient option. You won’t need to continue to buy new contact lenses, nor will
you need to worry about the risk of infection from contaminated lenses.
Furthermore, many people choose vision correction surgery because they
have trouble wearing contact lenses; the lenses may feel uncomfortable,
or the patient may have a difficult time placing the lenses correctly
in the eye. LASIK surgery can also benefit you if you wear glasses. With
vision correction surgery, you’ll no longer have to worry about
misplacing your glasses or breaking them.
Is LASIK Right for Me?
Only your ophthalmologist can determine if you’re a good candidate
for LASIK surgery. However, most people are. You’re likely a good
candidate if you’re at least 18 years old, in good general health,
and have a stable vision prescription. LASIK surgery is capable of correcting
vision for people with farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism.
How Is LASIK Performed?
LASIK surgery is a very simple procedure performed on an outpatient basis.
It generally takes about 10 minutes per eye. Your ophthalmologist will
place numbing drops in your eyes and apply a special device to keep your
eyes open. A laser is used to reshape the cornea, and then an eye shield
is placed over the eye to protect it. You should have someone else drive
you home from the office.
Dr. Mark Hornfeld proudly offers state-of-the-art LASIK surgery in his NYC practice. Schedule
a consultation with Dr. Hornfeld today to determine if you’re a
good candidate for vision correction surgery. You can reach us at (646)
502-4142 or you can visit our website to learn more about eye health.