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LASIK: Everything You Need to Know
December 10, 2015
What you know about a topic and what you need to know about it can be very different. When it comes to LASIK, everything you need to know is probably quite different from what you already know (or think you know). We will help you differentiate between the two and give you the most essential information if you are considering LASIK.
LASIK is Surgery
No, it’s not something you just decide to do and you find the cheapest version out there. This is really honest to goodness surgery and you should find a surgeon who is well trained and who specializes in eye surgery and LASIK. There are certain risks and complications that go with any surgery. For all these reasons, you need to find a doctor and a clinic you trust. Make sure they have performed a fair amount of surgeries, and have the very best and up to date technology.
You Must Be a Good Candidate
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK. Many people think that anyone can have LASIK, but that is simply not the case. Unless you are evaluated by an experienced surgeon to determine if LASIK is a good option for you, then you are compromising your results. So in general what makes a good candidate?
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You should have a stable prescription.
- Your overall health should be good, meaning no eye diseases that would eliminate you from the surgery.
- You should have a healthy cornea with no infections.
It is imperative to have a thorough evaluation prior to LASIK. The depth of your cornea, the size of you iris, elimination of any eye diseases will all be evaluated.
You need to be tested to eliminate anything that would preclude you from moving forward.
A simple screening process prior to LASIK will not uncover the information needed to perform successful LASIK surgery.
LASIK is Safe with the Right Surgeon and Technology
You need to know that today laser vision correction is one of the most performed surgeries in the world. It is a safe way to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate, find a clinic like Clearview Vision Institute with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Kranemann. As one of the most renowned doctors in North America, he seeks out only the most advanced technology like Custom Bladeless LASIK, Laser Blended Vision and other advanced vision treatments. He will focus on YOUR unique needs to recommend the best procedure to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
YOU Play an Important Role in your LASIK surgery and its Results
The choices you make when you decide to have LASIK are of course important to achieving great results, but you have a role here too. You will be expected to follow certain protocols and surgical instructions prior to, during, and after your surgery.
If you wear contact lenses, you will need to be out of them for a period of time prior to surgery as prescribed by your doctor. Shortcuts can affect your results.
Cleansing your eyes thoroughly the day of surgery, including the removal of all traces of make-up, helps to prevent infection or other complications.
Following all the post-operative guidelines are key to a successful result. Resting the day of surgery, protecting your eyes for the first week, faithfully administering the medications after surgery, and coming to all your follow up appointments all contribute to the success of your surgery.
LASIK Will Change Your Life!
Of all the things you need to know, understanding that LASIK can change your life is the foremost need to know.
If you or someone you know is interested in LASIK and needs to know more, contact the professionals at Clearview Vision Institute.