LASIK laser vision correction is a procedure which corrects common vision problems and has become exceedingly popular. It has a success rate that spans millions of patients worldwide. In fact, due to many military studies and millions of successful LASIK procedures, NASA now allows astronauts to undergo the LASIK procedure. Click the article below to read more.
If you are seeking a solution to dependency on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may be a great option to help you achieve your personal vision goals. Call Dr. Kelly Herschel at Herschel LASIK to schedule your risk free consultation today and find out if LASIK is right for you.
All laser vision correction procedures involve two steps. The first step is in preparing the cornea and the second step is in the correction of your prescription through reshaping the cornea. The cornea, which is the clear covering at the front of the eye, helps bend and focus light rays. If the cornea is not the right shape light rays will not focus properly and will cause vision problems.
Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK can treat both nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is one of the most popular and fastest developing forms of Laser Vision Treatment available. Due to the many advancements in technology, Dr. Herschel has the option of performing the first step of your LASIK procedure in one of two ways.
The first step involves creating a thin corneal flap. This flap is created by using a bladed microkeratome or a computer guided laser. During this process you may feel pressure but no pain. Once the flap is created it is gently moved aside. The next step will use a computer guided excimer laser to reshape the cornea to help you achieve the most desirable level of vision correction. Once the laser has finished, the flap is gently replaced and adheres without the need of stitches. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes for each eye and many patients begin to see improvement immediately. All procedures are done on premises at Herschel LASIK and most often you can go home within an hour. Dr. Herschel will counsel you on all your options and will make a recommendation that is best for you. Once your procedure is done, the Herschel LASIK team will review all of your post operative instructions with you and a family member. You will need to return the next day for your one day post operative visit. You will be asked to return home and get plenty of rest. By the next morning you should see considerable vision improvement and your vision will continue to improve over the course of the following weeks.
LASIK has become increasingly popular due to its recovery benefits over its predecessor PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy). LASIK is usually opted for because of the quick visual recovery and minimal post-operative discomfort. However, PRK remains an excellent option for patients who are not candidates for LASIK or who do not wish to have the first step of their procedure involve the creation of a corneal flap.
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