A significant percentage of the global population experiences vision problems. If you are one of them, wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses might be quite inconvenient and even boring. Fortunately, Lasik and refractive surgery is an effective alternative to corrective eyewear for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. IC LASER eye care provides the most highly successful and comprehensive Lasik in Hamilton. The team of optometrists is qualified and highly experienced in offering you effective Lasik surgery. To learn more about whether you are eligible for life-changing eye surgery, call or book an appointment online with IC LASER Eye Care today.
What is Lasik?
Laser in-situ keratomileusis also referred to as laser intrastromal abbreviated as LASIK, is an innovative procedure that uses the excimer laser to correct refractive vision errors. This surgery is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure has become a popular and successful vision correction technique to change the shape of the cornea, permanently decreasing the need to wear contact lenses or glasses. You can enjoy your daily activities again such as driving, applying makeup, or reading without the need for glasses or contacts. The IC LASER eye care team has years of experience in medical ophthalmology to guarantee you a successful Lasik procedure.
How Is The Lasik Surgery Done?
Lasik surgery is done using eye drops topical anesthetics. The procedure uses a surgical instrument known as a microkeratome to create a thin protective corneal flap. This is followed by applying an excimer laser beam to the cornea bed. The excimer laser gets rid of the tissue with minimal scarring or thermal damage to the adjacent tissue. The computer-directed excimer laser beam reshapes the cornea precisely by taking away the microscopic layers of the cornea about 25 microns per laser pulse. The doctor then places the corneal flap back into position and allows it to heal without stitches. Immediately after the surgery, the eye might feel itchy, gritty, and become watery. You may experience blurred vision, but you will quickly recover and regain vision.
What Are The Benefits And Results Of Lasik Surgery?
Lasik eye surgery provides you with improved vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. You will most probably achieve a 20/25 vision or better, depending on your refractive error. More than ninety-five percent of patients will restore their optimal vision and enjoy a complete vision restoration. After a Lasik procedure, you will be able to resume your normal activities the following day. The benefit of the procedure is that it won’t leave raw surfaces to heal after applying the excimer laser. The procedure leaves the normal physiologic layers of the cornea intact as the treatment is performed beneath the corneal flap.
To sum up, do not suffer from vision problems or rely on eyewear daily. Lasik surgery enhances the cornea focusing power, allowing you to enjoy excellent vision without having to wear contact lenses or glasses. For a consultation on whether you are the right candidate for Lasik surgery, call or schedule an appointment online with IC LASER eye care today.