Tired of hunting around for those pesky lost spectacles?
Well laser eye surgery might be the answer to your problem because it can rectify visual defects rapidly and easily.
There are two different types of corrective eye surgery, PRK and LASIK.
PRK differs from the latter because it involves a surface ablation procedure.
This technique removes the outer layer of the Cornea, or epithelium.
Think of it rather as scraping away the outer layer of cells, rather like hosing away leaves on an autumn day.
With laser eye surgery, on the other hand, Lasik is used to cut a flap in the cornea.
These techniques might make it easier to read the newspaper or search for those missing car keys, but they might not suit everybody!
So before embarking on what might be an expensive bout of surgery that causes you risky laser eye surgery complications it pays to ask your ophthalmologist a number of searching questions, and don’t let the specialist get away with it if you receive a series of evasive answers.
First you need to know how effective your eye doctor thinks the procedure will be in your own particular case.
Then how accurate will the re-shaping, or mapping of the eyeball be.
You always want a global figure that will probably be a percentage of the number of patients who have undergone laser eye correction surgery without having to resort to a second or subsequent intervention.
In other words you want to be re-assured that the laser eye surgeon can get it right the first time.
Of course another key question is whether or not there are laser eye surgery side effects and what these could be.
If your eye care specialist is up to speed, you will have a body of evidence at your finger tips to help you make the decision of whether to proceed or not.
How effective is laser eye surgery?
Sometimes expectations are not met as people can experience a halo effect, find glare particularly disturbing and lose the ability to see clearly in the dark.
All of that can have serious effects on night driving for example!
Sometimes it might just be better and simpler to stick with the eyeglasses.
However, like everything in life you get what you pay for.
It seems the more expensive the technique the less likelihood there is of risk and possible side effects.
So the best advice one can give for those considering corrective eye surgery by laser is to research the subject extensively before embarking on the treatment and don’t skimp on the cost!
One last thing I would like to add is you don't have to do both eyes.
After asking a lot of questions I found out that after laser eye surgery I would have to wear glasses to read.
The reason I wanted the laser eye surgery was so I did not have to wear glasses at all.
With a few more questions I has told that I could have mono-Lasik that is where they only do laser eye surgery on one eye.
So now I have one eye that can see far and one eye that can see up close and I don't wear glasses at all.
My brain figures out which eye is dominate for what ever I'm looking at.
And I saved money because they only did 1 eye!!
It worked for me.
Ask your Doctor if laser eye surgery could work for you.
The following are some more articles you should read:
Is LASIK Surgery Right for You? - Part I Advertisements for LASIK surgery are everywhere. Anyone who wears contact lenses and eye glasses can relate well to the feeling of finally being free of the maintenance and bother involved in wearing either. As tempting as the advertisements are, LASIK Surgery may not be right for everyone.
Is LASIK Surgery Right for You? - Part II Many patients are very satisfied with the improved quality of life that they experience after LASIK Surgery. Read on to decide whether LASIK Surgery is right for you.
Understanding LASEK Eye Surgery LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) eye surgery takes the most beneficial elements of two other types of lasek eye surgery and combines them into one very effective surgical procedure. These other two laser eye surgeries are LASIK and PRK.
Understanding Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery The most advanced of the surgical eye procedures using laser technology, Epi-LASIK laser eye surgery combines the best of traditional LASIK surgery with the best of the LASEK and PRK laser procedures. Epi stands for Epithelial and LASIK stands for Laser in situ Keratomileusis