What is LASIK?
LASIK is an eye surgery procedure primarily done to correct vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It is a common elective produce because it is painless in most cases and it can be completed within several minutes.
Why is LASIK Done?
To reiterate, LASIK is mainly performed to correct vision. But an eye doctor won’t recommend such procedure unless you have tried first the most common ways of correcting vision problems like wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, if your vision problem is at its worst, LASIK eye surgery would be the best option.
How is LASIK Done?
Ophthalmologists and medical doctors specializing in surgical eye treatments are the ones responsible for performing LASIK.
Generally, the procedure starts with the application of anesthetic eye drops to the eye. Afterwards, a protective flap is created. This is done to access the inner corneal tissue. Next, your cornea’s inner layers will receive computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light. Finally, after the tissue has been reshaped, the LASIK surgeon will reposition and align the flap to its original position.
If you’ll be getting LASIK eye surgery, it is important to be prepared by stop wearing contact lenses and skipping the eye makeup.
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