People in ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India actively tried to offer eyecare and cure eye diseases. Cataract and glaucoma were the two main diseases that had established cures in those days.
The rapidly advancing technology has made surgical visual correction a safe reality for many people. LASIK Eye Surgery, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a procedure by which an excimer laser emitting ultraviolet beams removes precise amounts of corneal tissue based on a person’s refractive error and corneal topography (essentially a road map of the cornea). LASIK is one of a number of alternatives for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism (refractive error).
For LASIK usually you can have the procedure and be back to your normal day-to-day activities very quickly. Most of the patients return to work the following day. Of course, not all of us are candidates for LASIK eye surgery and you need to go through a screening appointment to assess whether you are suitable for this procedure. To be a good candidate for LASIK, you should be at least 18 years old, have healthy eyes, and have adequate corneal thickness since LASIK corrects your vision by removing tissue from your cornea to reshape your eye.
During your screening appointment the best EyeCare doctors will discuss this with you so that you know your options.
While most patients will never have a serious complication and most patients are excited about their results, this procedure, like all surgery, presents some risks. “People think they can equate cost with quality. Maybe that is true for leather and maybe it is true for cars. But medicine is medicine”. LASIK eye Surgery Cost can vary, depending on the place you visit and the type of care required after the procedure.
The best thing about LASIK is that, over 90% of patients who have the procedure obtain better than 20/40 vision and are happy to lessen or eliminate their dependence on spectacles and contact lenses. Keep in mind that, even if your vision seems perfect after LASIK, you still need eyewear. When outdoors, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection.