Many people who want to have better vision are considering LASIK surgery. Over the years, it has advanced to the point where it is now one of the most popular vision correction surgeries. Let’s look at some answers to a few commonly asked questions about LASIK answered by our team at Vision Source Castle Hills in San Antonio.
What Is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is for individuals who want to improve their vision and don't want to use contact lenses or glasses for vision correction. The surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who creates a flap in the cornea. Once the flap is lifted, a laser is used to reshape the cornea so that light can enter the eye correctly and you will see better.
What Are The Requirements For LASIK?
If you are considering this procedure, you must have a few minimum requirements.
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You shouldn't be in late-stage pregnancy or be nursing
- You should have healthy eyes
- Your eyesight must be stable for at least two years
Do All Patients Have 20/20 Vision After Surgery?
No two patients are the same. While it's not guaranteed that everyone will get perfect vision after surgery, the majority of our patients do achieve 20/20 vision or better. In fact, many people report seeing even better than they did with their glasses or contacts.
Is LASIK Surgery Safe?
Just like any other procedure, there is always an element of risk. However, it's a surgery that has made remarkable strides in safety over the years. Less than one percent of all surgeries have complications. Recovery from the operation is quick, and most people only experience mild side effects such as temporary dryness or haziness.
Will My Results Last Forever?
Most people who consider LASIK want to be without contact lenses or glasses for the rest of their lives. There is good news about this procedure. LASIK is a permanent solution for the vast majority of people. Of course, it is still possible for your vision to change as you age. However, we can re-evaluate your condition when that time comes and make the best treatment plan possible.
How Can Our Optometrist Help Me Get Started With LASIK?
The best way to start is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for LASIK, we will take the next steps to get you started on the path to better vision. We handle all pre and post-op care and can recommend a good local ophthalmologist when it is time to consider LASIK.
Make an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in San Antonio, TX
We look forward to helping you get on the journey to clear vision. Make an appointment for an eye exam at Vision Source Castle Hills if you are looking for superior eye care. Call our team today at (210) 344-1400 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.