There are many different options in the world of advanced eye care. Figuring out which treatment might be best for you and your needs can be difficult, which is why it’s important to meet with eye care specialists to hear about all of your options for treatment in full detail. One of the most popular treatments in recent years is LASIK, which has helped millions of people worldwide achieve excellent vision without glasses or contacts.
We’d like to take a moment to look at the various benefits associated with LASIK surgery and what it can do for you.
What is LASIK?
Some basics should be covered first. LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that uses safe laser technology that can treat the following refractive errors:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
LASIK reshapes the cornea, the thin, clear frontal portion of the eye. By reshaping the cornea, light passes through the eye and focuses properly on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eyes.
Below are are a few of the advantages of LASIK surgery.
More Convenient Than Glasses and Contacts
LASIK allows patients to experience freedom from wearing glasses and contact lenses. This is particularly important for people who lead active lifestyles where glasses or contacts may prove an impediment.
A Potential Long-Term Savings Over Glasses and Contacts
While LASIK is an investment, it can prove less expensive than decades of wearing glasses and contact lenses. This varies from patient to patient, and we invite you to crunch some numbers of your own after you receive a custom price quote at the consultation.
Excellent Results for the Vast Majority of Patients
The vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK experience excellent vision, free from complications. This does not necessarily mean 20/20 vision, we should note. That said, there are many patients who do achieve perfect vision or vision that is better than perfect.
LASIK Is Safe
LASIK surgery is safely performed by skilled professionals who are committed to your wellness and your vision. The procedure has high rates of satisfaction and many of the risks and complications can be managed easily.
Advanced Technology Has Enhanced Patient Experience
LASIK continues to evolve and improve with time, with new technologies and techniques allowing for even better results. Custom LASIK, for instance, can treat a number of minute corneal imperfections that cause issues with light and contrast sensitivity. This means that modern LASIK patients actually technically experience better vision per se than LASIK patients from a decade ago.
While LASIK is an excellent option for care, there are many other options out there for vision correction if a patient is not a good candidate for LASIK. Procedures such as PRK, LASEK, and CK can all help you see clearly without the need for glasses and contacts as well. We can discuss all of your options for care in great detail during your visit to the practice.
Learn More About Laser Vision Correction
If you would like more information about LASIK and your many other options out there for effective laser vision correction, be sure to contact our Austin, TX eye care center today. The entire team here is eager to meet you in person and help you achieve the best possible eyesight.