Posted by: Associates in Ophthalmology (NJ) in LASIK

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If you clicked on this post, odds are you have interest in LASIK! This is great news! However, the concept of LASIK tends to come with a lot of preconceived notions.

Want to separate the fact from fiction, once and for all? Keep reading for a full rundown on what you should know about LASIK! When you’re ready, schedule your LASIK consultation with Associates in Ophthalmology!

What Happens During LASIK?

LASIK only takes a few seconds per eye and is over in less than an hour. After the procedure is completed, you’ll need to rest your eyes. LASIK starts by numbing your eyes.

There’s no pain, and you won’t be able to feel anything during the procedure! You may feel some tugging or pressure during the procedure, but nothing more.

LASIK corrects refractive errors by altering the shape of the cornea. A misshapen cornea is a primary reason people experience nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

The surgeon accomplishes this by creating a flap in the top layer of the cornea. Minuscule amounts of tissue are removed from precise locations under the cornea. The flap is then closed and recovery can begin.

What Is Recovery Like?

After having LASIK, you will need to be careful with your eyes. Recovering from LASIK is short, as long as you follow all instructions from your eye doctor. This means avoiding things like contact sports and vigorous exercise for a month.

Contact sports that could result in injury to your head or eye can damage the newly created flap. While recovering, you should also avoid getting water in your eyes or rubbing them. Your eyes are much more sensitive after LASIK.

Your eyes will not only be vulnerable to injury but also to infection. Full recovery time varies from person to person, but on average it takes a few months to recover from LASIK. During this time you will attend several check-up visits with your eye surgeon.

It is incredibly important to go to these. If any problems or complications arise from LASIK, it’s much easier to treat them early on!

What Do Other People Think of LASIK?

LASIK is the most popular form of vision correction. Millions of people have received the lifestyle benefits that LASIK offers. In fact, the success rate of LASIK is astonishing. LASIK has an incredible 96% success rate with patients! Many patients end up with 20/20 vision, or better.

LASIK may be a great procedure, but like all surgeries, it is not right for everyone. People you know might not know much about the procedure, or how it works. It’s important to take what others say about LASIK with a grain of salt, especially on the internet!

Ready to find out if you could be a candidate for LASIK? Set up your LASIK consultation with Associates in Ophthalmology in Livingston, NJ! You don’t have to live a life that dooms you to glasses or contacts. Schedule your consultation and find out once and for all if LASIK is right for your eyes!