Ready to throw away your eyeglasses? LASIK can help. LASIK is a non-invasive, surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea of your eye, improving vision and helping your cornea focus light more accurately on your retina. As a result, you see more clearly. LASIK does this through the use of lasers. This is called refractive eye surgery, and it has helped to improve the vision of millions of people. If you’re interested in the LASIK procedure, schedule a consultation today with Trillium Vision Care in Newark or New Lexington, Ohio.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
If you struggle with refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism (distortion), you may be a good candidate for refractive surgery using LASIK. To have a successful outcome, you should:
- Have generally healthy eyes, free from disease and infection
- Not have any conditions that impact healing, such as diabetes
- Have a diagnosis of refractive error
- Have no family history of keratoconus (thinning of the cornea)
- Not have chronic dry eyes or large pupils
- Not have cataracts
- Not regularly participate in contact sports
Also, if your vision problems are caused by normal aging or if your refractive error is severe, you may want to reconsider having LASIK procedures.
WILL LASIK LESSEN THE NEED FOR EYEGLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES?
LASIK may help you put away your eyeglasses and contact lenses. In fact, this is one of the more popular reasons for electing to have LASIK procedure. However, you may eventually find that you need glasses again as you get older. You may also still need glasses for other activities, such as driving after dark. Still, for many people, LASIK provides superior results with little effort. Because it’s done using lasers, there are no painful incisions. Also, the side effects of this procedure are usually mild and fade quickly.
Talk with one of the experienced eye care professionals at Trillium Vision Care about the LASIK procedure. We’ll discuss your goals for better vision and make you aware of any expected side effects or after effects before you make your decision.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF LASIK?
Side effects of LASIK may include dry eyes. This condition may last up to six months, but is usually easily remedied with lubricating eye drops. And for a few days to a few weeks after having the procedure, you may notice unusual glare or halos around lights. This is also temporary.
In rare cases, you may notice signs of infection or excess tearing after the procedure. Let your eye doctor in Newark know if you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms after LASIK.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR THE LASIK PROCEDURE?
Insurance companies often view LASIK as an elective procedure, which means it may not be covered under your policy. To make certain, contact your insurance representative before your procedure. You may also speak with one of our friendly and professional billing specialists about the costs of LASIK.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN HAVING LASIK?
If you have perfect vision, this means your cornea reflects light to an exact area in the back of your eye. But if you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, this means your cornea is reflecting light to a different area of the eye. Your eye doctor in New Lexington can correct this refraction error by bending light through eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, reshaping your cornea to make it more curved or less curved will also re-focus the light and improve your vision.
During LASIK, your vision specialist uses a precise cutting laser to change the curvature of your cornea. They’ll either make it flatter or more curved, so that light is re-focused and falls where it should.
There are several types of laser eye procedures, but they all accomplish the same major goal — to improve your vision to the point where you no longer need to wear corrective lenses.
CONTACT TRILLIUM VISION CARE TODAY
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At Trillium Vision Care, we are committed to providing the services our patients need throughout every phase of life – from routine eye examinations and quality eyewear to the treatment of eye diseases and preventative programs. Our goal is to deliver customized solutions, as well as expertise, information, and thoughtful service, so you can feel confident in the care you receive.
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