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Tri-State Centers: Your Ultimate Guide to LASIK Surgery

LASIK is considered as one on the most popular refractive surgeries to correct vision problems in the United States. Depending on your needs, there are also other types of refractive surgery like intraocular lens procedures and other laser procedures. LASIK utilizes laser in correcting farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, wherein a thin corneal flap is created with the use of either a femtosecond laser or microkeratome. With the use of an excimer laser, LASIK involves folding the back of the flap, removing the corneal tissue, put back in place, and the area is covered. The primary goal of LASIK when it comes to nearsightedness is to help flatten the too-steep cornea, whereas a steeper cornea is desired for farsighted people. Astigmatism can also be corrected by smoothing the irregular cornea into a normal shape.

Modern LASIK surgery corrects reading vision problems because of presbyopia with the use of the technique called as monovision, wherein the surgeon corrects the refractive error in one eye with the other eye left as mildly nearsighted to fully correct vision problems even using reading glasses. In order to know if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery, it is important to choose a good surgeon who has the experience handling different vision problems through LASIK. The LASIK surgeon will be examining your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery, what kind of vision correction needed, and how much laser ablation is required. Prior to the LASIK surgery, eye drops are applied immediately to your eyes to numb the eyes all throughout the procedure. Patients may report some pressure during the LASIK surgery, but not painful, and it usually lasts less than a minute. Once you return home and the anesthesia starts to wear off, it is common to experience watery eyes, light sensitivity, and mild to moderate eye discomfort for few hours. Taking a nap and over-the-counter pain medication can help ease the discomfort.

Do not drive yourself at home after LASIK surgery, and you can only resume driving once you are able to meet the legal vision requirement for driving without wearing corrective lenses. When it comes to showering or bathing, it is generally safe to do it as long as you avoid getting water or soap in your eyes for at least a week. You can go back to work after a day or two, and apply artificial tears for a few weeks to reduce eye dryness after LASIK surgery. Tri-State Centers for Sight helps people with vision problems like astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness to correct and go on with their activities of daily living without using reading glasses or contact lenses. It is best to visit our homepage or website now for more details about LASIK surgery and Tri-State Centers for Sight.

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