Most people with vision correction issues are wanting to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them.
Here is a brief description of the procedure; A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage.
The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low. People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often initially continues to improve for some weeks; however, over a period of years the prescription may change and a touch up surgery may be required to maintain clear vision.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. Common symptoms after LASIK include dry eyes and halos around lights.
If you are interested in laser vision correction, set up a consultation with Mill Creek Vision and will be happy to guide you. We will help you pick the right surgeon and procedure appropriate for you, as there are other procedures such as PRK. After the procedure, we take great care to monitor your eyes and adjust your medication for the best possible results