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 questions:
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.