What You Need to Know About Lasik

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Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK is a procedure that corrects refractive eye errors. Lasik permanently changes the shape of the cornea to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigma. The treatment involves creating a thin flap in the cornea and corneal tissue under the flap.


There are many benefits of lasik. The main reason to get lasik would be to not have to wear prescription glasses or contacts anymore. This can be a relief to many people you don’t have to pay for contacts or glasses anymore. Contacts can sometimes become irritating as well. By getting lasik you don’t have to deal with that anymore. Lasik is also approved by the FDA and has a 99% success rate of getting 20/40 vision or better and 90% success rate of getting 20/20 vision or better.


There are many qualifications that make you qualified for lasik. There are a few requirements you have to meet in order to get the procedure: You need to have stable vision for at least one year, you have to be over the age of 18, if you are nearsighted farsighted or have astigmatism, you have no current eye problems, and no health issues that may affect the eyes. If you are not sure if you are fully qualified go to Provo Lasik Surgery and they will help you.


When you go to get the surgery do not fear it is a fast and simple procedure that causes no pain. When you go in your doctor will give you some eye drops that numb your eyes. They actually do shoot lasers into your eyes and it is pretty cool. The actual procedure lasts less than 10 minutes. You are awake but do not be alarmed there is nothing that you could do to ruin the procedure. If needed you can also get some sedatives to help keep you calm.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Utah Valley Eye Center

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