LASIK surgery helps correct vision for those who are near-sighted, farsighted or have eye defects.
By reshaping the cornea, light travelling through can focus onto the retina, thus improving ones vision
Anyone who has impaired vision that needs to be corrected is suitable for the LASIK surgery. It is suggested to consult a doctor if considering the LASIK procedure, however some general requirements include:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Haven’t needed to change glasses or contact lens prescriptions over the past 3 years
LASIK may not be advisable for those who have a pre-existing eye disease, take prescription drugs known to affect vision or are pregnant or nursing.
- Success rate of 96%
- Numbing drops are used to ensure minimal pain
- Vision is repaired nearly immediately
- There are no bandages or stitching associated with surgery
- Significant reduction in the need glasses or contact lenses
Risks are rare but must be considered. Such problems include a loss of ‘best vision’, which was achieved when wearing contacts or glasses. Also, possible side effects include glare, difficulty driving at night, dry eyes and fluctuating vision although these are rare.
The costs for LASIK surgery vary and will depend on each individual case and the doctor chosen.