Wearing glasses or contact lenses makes you wonder if maybe a Lasik Surgery could be the right choice for you. Yes, the Lasik Surgery gives the best results today and it can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, but it still remains the question: Are you the right person for this procedure?
Like any other medical procedure the Lasik Surgery carries its own risks and it may not be the most appropriate vision-correction for everyone. If you want to find out if you are the right person for this procedure keep on reading to determine:
When a Lasik Surgery can be a good choice?
A type of refractive surgery is a Lasik Surgery. During this procedure the eye surgeon will create a flap in the cornea and he will use a laser to reshape the cornea in order to correct the focusing problems in the eye. That is why Lasik Surgery is most appropriate for people who have a moderate degree of:
Nearsightedness or myopia- you can see nearby objects clearly, but those objects that are distant are blurry
Farsightedness or hyperopia- you can see the distant objects clearly, but those objects that are nearby are blurry
Astigmatism- this is a condition of a blurry vision
Can I have a Lasik Surgery for presbyopia?
Most adults may lose their ability to focus on nearby objects (presbyopia), and their condition may continue to worsen until the age of 65. If you have a difficulty to see nearby objects you have to know that the Lasik Surgery will give you clear distance vision, but you may not be able to see objects close up.
Monovision is a procedure that will maintain your ability to see close objects. With this procedure, one eye is corrected for distant vision and the other eye for near vision. Not everyone can agree with this procedure, the best choice still remains to do a trial with contact lenses until having a permanent surgical procedure.
Like any other surgery the Lasik surgery has its own risks too:
Under-correction, astigmatism or overcorrection: Removing too much tissue from your eye will bring you negative results, or you will not get the clearer vision you wanted. The same result you will get with uneven tissue removal which can result in astigmatism.
Vision disturbances: This can happen after the surgery, you may have difficulty seeing at night. Double vision, glare, halos around bright light are few of the vision disturbances that you may notice after the surgery.
Dry eyes: Until your eyes completely heal you may feel them unusually dry. The Lasik Surgery can cause a temporary decrease in the tear production.
Flap problems: A rare complication which can happen while folding back or removing the flap from the front of the eye during the surgery. This can cause complications, infections, excess tears and swelling.