Eye Surgery Lasik

These days, more and more people are turning to LASIK to fix their vision problems. During the LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) procedure, a doctor uses a laser to correct eye problems. Amazingly, LASIK greatly reduces and often eliminates a person’s dependence on glasses and/or contacts. Relatively painless, LASIK has painlessly changed the lives of thousands of people.

Before considering LASIK correction you will need to talk with your doctor, as not everyone is a good candidate for the surgery. You’ll also want to consider the pros and cons of LASIK, as this type of vision correction does carry some serious potential complications and risks.

It’s important to also consider the cost of LASIK surgery, as many insurance providers and plans will not cover the cost of the surgery. LASIK can be very expensive and you’ll need to be prepared financially before choosing LASIK.

Types of LASIK

LASIK is currently the most common type of laser vision correction performed in the U.S. Doctors use LASIK to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and even astigmatism. For each problem, the doctor makes specific adjustments. For example, for nearsighted people, the doctor flattens the cornea. In farsighted people, doctors use LASIK to make the cornea steeper. For astigmatism, the doctor uses the laser to make the cornea more spherical.

There are several types of LASIK vision correction eye surgeries, including LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Presby LASIK and IntraLase Bladeless LASIK. To find out which type of LASIK is best for you, you’ll need to consult with your eye doctor. He will be able to discuss the best LASIK options for you.

Read on to learn more about LASIK.

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