LASIK eye surgery, or laser eye treatment, is a type of vision correction that many adult patients consider to avoid using glasses or contacts on a daily basis. Despite being so popular, there are plenty of common misconceptions surrounding the treatment procedure. Prospective patients would do well to search the entire procedure before making a final decision. For example, in addition to glasses and contacts, laser eye treatment is the third most common vision correction option.
Who is it for?
Around 80 percent of the adult population are currently perfect candidates for LASIK eye surgery. These prospective patients have a few key traits in common, including:
- Patients are aged 18 or older
- Common vision problems (astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness)
- Active lifestyles
- Cannot or prefer to not wear glasses or contacts
- In good health
There are some medical requirements, too, such as strong tear production and thick corneas. Some people may not be able to help this, though. By scheduling a professional consultation, you can discover whether you’re the right candidate for laser eye treatment or not. Schedule with us today!
How safe is it?
Over the years, improvements in the field of laser eye treatment have increased the safety aspect of the procedure. The overwhelming majority of individuals who choose laser eye treatment experience no long-term complications. A lot of the stigma surrounding laser surgery options date back to the early days of the procedure when surgeons had little experience, and the laser technology was in its early stages.
Today, immediately after surgery, patients use antibiotic eye drops and steroid drops to promote healing.
For more information on laser eye treatment, or to schedule a consultation appointment, please call Eye Care of Delaware at 302-454-8800. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have at this time!