Losing your ability to see clearly can be disconcerting and can usually happen over a period of time. Even if you have perfect vision throughout your young adult life, your vision can still worsen as you get older. Corrective lenses can make you see clearly but you may need to update your prescription during yearly exam visits. But with Lasik , you can regain your ability to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. If you live in the Dublin and Tri- Valley area, our team here at Optometric Images is here to help.
WHAT IS LASIK?
Lasik is a surgical procedure performed using a laser that gently reshapes your corneal curvature allowing you to see far away without the need for glasses or contacts. This surgery can treat most common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is currently not recommended for anyone under the age of 21 as the shape of your eye may still be changing and developing. After age 21, most individuals are candidates for Lasik. Lasik can be a permanent corrective procedure for helping one to see clearly for distance for their entire life. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your eyes about the Lasik procedure.
Before the procedure, numbing drops are put in your eyes to make the process pain-free. At most, you may feel a bit of pressure during the procedure. The procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye. After the procedure, your vision will be blurry. It is suggested that you go home afterwards and relax. For the rest of the day avoid watching TV, using the computer and doing closeup work. When you wake up the next morning, you will be able to see clearly without your glasses or contact lenses.
Do you suffer from headaches due to squinting or straining your eyes? Lasik may be the best option to improve your vision. Additionally, if you tire of wearing corrective lenses or contact lenses, or, if you just prefer your own natural look without glasses or contacts, then you will want to determine if lasik eye surgery is the right course of action for you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The first step in improving your vision is by scheduling a consultation with our doctors and staff here at Optometric Images in Dublin. We will provide you with a quality vision exam that will tell us if you are a good candidate for a Lasik procedure. Even if Lasik is not something that will work for your vision, there are many other corrective vision options we provide at our office.
To determine what vision treatment is right for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment. Our team is committed to providing you with quality eye care.