Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

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Determining whether or not you should have LASIK eye surgery? Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo want to provide you with all the information you are wondering about when it pertains to LASIK eye surgery. Below we have listed just some of the benefits of having this surgery and how it can help you in your everyday life.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that corrects visual errors by reshaping the cornea with a laser. LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Kertomoleusis. In LASIK, the surgeon creates a small flap in the outer layer of the cornea with a small blade. Once the flap has been created, he re-shapes the cornea with the Excimer Laser. LASIK is a very commonly performed procedure that has proven to be both safe and effective. The results of LASIK are almost immediate, with most patients experiencing improved eyesight within hours of the surgery. The tiny flap created in the surface of the cornea heals quickly without sutures or bandages. LASIK is performed under topical anesthesia (the surgeon will provide anesthetic eye drops prior to the surgery) and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Improved Vision

If you have been considering LASIK it is likely because you are frustrated with your inability to see as well as others. Studies have shown that about 95% of patients who receive LASIK surgery achieve uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of at least 20/40 and 85% achieve 20/20 vision or better.

Long-Lasting Results

LASIK eye surgery is permanent. After the healing process is complete you will begin to experience improved vision. Usually there is no need for more procedures to be done after the LASIK eye surgery is completed. Healing time can range from person to person but the average time is about 3 months for complete healing and improved vision.

No More Eyewear

This means no more contacts or eyeglasses to hassle with every day. Now you will have the ability to just wake up and go about your day. In the long run LASIK will end up saving you money since you won’t be spending reoccurring fees to purchase new contacts or eye glasses.

We at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo want to help you bring ease to your life. Please call us or come in today to see how we can help you improve your eye sight and ease in everyday life activities. We are more than willing to answer any questions you may have regarding LASIK eye surgery and how it can work for you.

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