Everyone would be able to see distinctly without using prescription glasses or contact lenses in a perfect world. However, the Vision Council of America reports that more than 3/4th of American adults are required to wear glasses or contacts for correcting vision, and it only grows as you turn older. More than 90% of Americans over the age of 55 are unable to see without the assistance of their prescribed eyewear.
Since its FDA approval in 1996, LASIK Procedure has helped so many people see clearly without using prescription eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses, thanks to today’s advanced laser technology. Using the LASIK eye procedure, our board-certified ophthalmologists have assisted many adults in being able to see clearly again.
Continue reading to find out why LASIK is now the most effective way to correct common vision issues.
LASIK reshapes the cornea of your eye. Even if you have worn glasses for much of your life, LASIK vision correction can be helpful. Most popular vision issues can be corrected with this relatively simple computer-controlled laser surgery, which reshapes your cornea to correct:
- Nearsightedness, referred to as myopia-
Near objects are bright, but distant objects are blurred. The cornea is too curved or the eye is longer than average from front to back. Instead of focusing on the retina, pictures center in front of it.
- Farsightedness, referred to as hyperopia-
Objects that are far away can be seen clearly, but objects that are close to you are blurred. The cornea is too flat or the eye is shorter than average. Images are focused behind the retina.
This is the inability to concentrate closely when you get older, a disorder that affects people of all ages. The normal aging process causes the eye to lose its ability to shift focus. This is most common between the ages of 40 and 50. With LASIK laser vision correction, although there is no reading surgery with LASIK, a MONOVISION correction can be performed..
At any distance, items become blurred. Images aren’t focused sharply on the retina because the cornea, lens, or both are formed in such a way that they aren’t focused sharply on the retina.
A painless procedure with a fast recovery time.
LASIK eye procedure will help you enjoy life to the fullest, without having to think about how well you can see, whether you remembered to carry your glasses to a party, or whether you packed enough contacts for your long weekend. It’s a simple procedure with a quick recovery time. With today’s advanced laser technology and numbing eye drops, a painless operation can be completed in a few minutes.
You do not even need your glasses after LASIK procedure to see clearly at any distance. Although some people do need glasses on occasions, the majority of our patients have seen a substantial reduction in their dependence on them.
Consider how much money you’ve spent on lenses, contacts, contact solutions, and other forms of prescription eyewear over the years. If you’ve worn glasses for the majority of your life, all of those costs will add up easily, even if a majority of the risks are covered by insurance.
Numerous Day-to-day benefits
Do you want to dance? Do you like golf? Do you know how to ski? Do you know how to swim? You have to be concerned about losing or breaking your glasses or contacts if you engage in physical activity while wearing them. Perhaps your glasses make you feel uncomfortable in such social circumstances. When you unwind after a long weekend by the sea, perhaps you don’t want to choose between being relaxed and being able to see clearly. All of that can be changed with LASIK procedure, allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities without concern.
When you don’t have to worry about dropping your glasses in the water or making your contacts dry out after a long day of outdoor activities, you can be more adventurous and easy going.
Are you ready to finally find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK procedure and all of its advantages? To get started, call the Columbus LASIK Vision office right away, or request an appointment online.