There are many solutions when it comes to correcting vision problems. Some individuals choose to wear contacts and glasses to make their day to day sight better while others investigate more convenient vision correction methods such as laser vision correction including: LASIK, PRK, and LASEK. There are a number of benefits that come with choosing surgery to correct their vision on a more permanent basis. Although glasses and contacts have been the solution for vision problems since the 1300’s, laser eye surgery offers an innovative approach that allows users proper vision without the use of daily aides.
As with any surgery, the benefits must outweigh the drawbacks or people would not opt to participate as is the case when it comes to laser vision correction surgery. If patients have specific questions, detailed to their vision situation directly, they should meet with an eye surgeon for a consultation. Below we will focus on the benefits that most patients receive after correcting their vision with LASIK, LASEK, or PRK.
In studies that have been performed LASIK has proven to be effective, meaning patients have improved vision after the procedure. For over eighty-five percent of patients 20/20 eyesight returns while over ninety-five percent achieve 20/40. Irrespective, the results received through laser vision correction surgery are quiet stunning. For most participants an impressive upgrade in vision is had.
Perfect vision is not obtained instantaneously after LASIK, in fact it may take several months for your vision to adjust to its new normal. However, once your vision has settled into its new normal the change will be permanent. Eyesight deterioration from age is possible later down the road but is easily corrected with a follow up surgery.
Although you won’t be driving yourself home from the surgery most LASIK patients return to life as normal in as little as twenty-four hours. Unlike most types of surgery, eye surgery is relatively simple as far as the recovery process is concerned.
Barrier Free Vision
Although there is a cost associated with laser vision surgery, it is far less than the amount of money individuals will spend over a lifetime paying for eye exams, glasses, and contacts. Each year individuals need to replace glasses and contacts. This can add up over time not to mention can become quite a hassle if misplaced or broken. With LASIK you will never have to worry about losing a contact, breaking your glasses or what not.
People started to become aware of the benefits of LASIK around the 80’s with an increase in popularity in the mid 90’s. LASIK is a common procedure that gives patients the freedom of vision without eyewear. With this surgery there is no need to be concerned with glasses and contacts and how they will affect spur of the moment plans like swimming.
If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including LASEK, PRK, AK, CK, Cataract surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/ to schedule an appointment.