You’ve worn corrective lenses for years. You’re tired of having your face partially hidden behind glasses. You don’t want to deal with the irritation that can result from putting contact lenses in your eyes. You want to wake up with a smile because you can see everything clearly without any extra help. You’re considering IntraLase LASIK surgery to correct the problems with your vision. Before you make such a major decision, you need to know if this procedure is the right choice for you.
What’s Different About the IntraLase LASIK Procedure?
In the past, a surgical blade would be used in order to create a flap in the cornea as the initial stage of a LASIK procedure. This allowed our eye surgeon to change the surface or shape of your cornea in order to correct issues with your vision. If you have astigmatism, you are nearsighted, or you are farsighted, these problems can be corrected by manipulating your cornea. Thanks to developments in modern technology, all-laser LASIK is possible today. The IntraLase laser is guided by a computer to make an extremely precise flap in your cornea. At the same time, no other tissues in your eye will be affected. Once the initial flap has been created by the IntraLase laser, our eye surgeon will use another laser to shape your cornea. Because the corneal flap is so precise, you are more likely to have a rapid recovery time.
How Do You Know if IntraLase LASIK is Right for You?
The best way to know if IntraLase will work for you is to see Dr. Patel for an evaluation. Dr. Patel will be looking for key factors related to a successful IntraLase LASIK procedure. Your prescription for your corrective lenses should be stable. If you are pregnant, Dr. Patel will advise you to wait until after you have delivered your baby due to changes to your eyes caused by hormonal fluctuations. You need to be in good health. If you have diabetes or any condition that affects your eyes, you are unlikely to be a good candidate for LASIK. While the thought of LASIK surgery is exciting when you think of a positive outcome, only our eye surgeon will be able to tell you if this is an ideal approach for you.
Contact Us When You’re Ready
As you consider IntraLase LASIK to correct your vision, your current health and medical history should play a significant role. When you are ready, contact the specialists at Wichita Vision Institute to schedule your consultation.