Do you dream of the day when you can see clearly without wearing your glasses or contacts? LASIK can help. Our team at Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York will work with you to determine if LASIK is the right option to improve your vision.
Now widely practiced and highly popular, LASIK surgery has minimal risks and successful results. It has helped millions of patients achieve clearer vision — and a better life because of it.
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a surgical procedure that involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. This process helps to correct refractive errors in the eyes, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
LASIK only takes around 30 minutes or less. It doesn’t require any stitches or bandages and is painless for most patients. In fact, you’ll be able to return to everyday activities and enjoy better eyesight within a couple of days.
However, you may experience some temporary side effects, such as:
These effects typically go away a couple of days after the procedure.
LASIK can help most patients achieve at least 20/20 vision, with some patients experiencing 20/25 or even 20/40 vision. It can also reduce or completely eliminate the need to wear glasses or contacts.
LASIK surgery is not recommended for everyone. For example, autoimmune disorders such as HIV can prevent proper healing post-surgery. Those with frequent vision prescription changes also shouldn’t have this procedure. LASIK can also make dry eye worse and may not be safe for those with certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma. We also don’t recommend LASIK for patients who participate in heavy-contact sports.
Ultimately, our doctors will work with you to discuss your medical history, eye health, and lifestyle to determine if LASIK is the right option for you.
Choose an instructional video below to learn more about LASIK. You can discuss LASIK treatment with your doctor at Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York. They will be glad to help you determine if LASIK vision correction is right for you.