Seeing the world clearly may seem like an impossibility to those who have spent most of their lives having to deal with poor eyesight. But with the advent of various technological advances in medicine, we are presented with more options.
20/20 vision is now no longer a dream.
With LASIK (Laser-assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) or corrective eye surgery, one no longer has to live with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (or changes in vision that come with age). It is the most popular, and effective, procedure of choice for the restoration of optimum optical function.
The pain-free process involves reshaping the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye) which in turn affects the retina (which is the lens behind it), both of which are responsible for filtering light and focusing vision. The restructuring of these parts of the eye helps it work flawlessly. This process essentially renders the need for glasses or contact lenses non-existent. Because it allows the eye’s natural lenses to function as they were intended to.
But of course any surgical procedure, even one as simple and painless as LASIK, takes proper preparation and recovery. It’s important to know that although the treatment takes only 20 minutes, there has to be time devoted to educating and readying oneself for this journey.
After the surgery, proper time must be alloted to adjust. Around 24-48 hours post-surgery, a follow-up check up must be done and at regular intervals for the next six months.
Consulting with a doctor is the best course of action, first and foremost, before making any decision. The important thing is to remain informed and prepared.
Only by being ready for this big step so can one see the clearest path to take to achieve that elusive perfect vision.