LASIK Surgery :
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery that can correct vision in people who are nearsighted or farsighted, or who have astigmatism.
Why Is LASIK Done?
When light doesn’t focus on your retina the way it should, your vision is blurry. Doctors call this a refractive error. The basic types include:
Nearsightedness (myopia). You see things clearly when they’re close to you, but things farther away are blurry.
Farsightedness (hyperopia). You see faraway things more clearly, but closer things are blurry.
Astigmatism. This can make everything blurry because of how your eye is shaped.
LASIK Eye Surgery Benefits?
It’s been around for over 25 years. About 96% of patients reach their vision goals afterward. An enhancement can raise this number even more.
There’s very little, if any, pain involved.
There aren’t any bandages or stitches.
If your vision changes as you age, your doctor can adjust it.
You probably won’t need to use glasses or contacts as much, or at all, after LASIK.
LASIK Eye Surgery Risks
It’s a complex procedure. It’s rare, but there may be problems that permanently affect your vision. This is one reason to choose a surgeon who has a lot of experience with these surgeries.
Rarely, you may lose your "best" correctable vision, the highest degree of vision that you had while wearing contacts or eyeglasses, after LASIK.
Most insurance doesn’t cover LASIK.