Are you considering whether bladeless LASIK is right for you? Likely, you’ve heard of the benefits that many people around the world are getting by using bladeless LASIK to improve their vision. The best way for you to know whether or not bladeless LASIK is the right option for you is for you to visit our offices and have an initial consultation with us. During this consultation, we will be able to examine your eyes in detail to determine if this treatment is the right one for you. That being said, there are some general guidelines that give an overall idea of whether bladeless LASIK is right for you.
Technology has advanced rapidly in the field of LASIK surgery. This has resulted in an even larger group of people qualifying for this surgical procedure. It has allowed more people to break free from being dependent on glasses or contact lenses. For these individuals, the world is brighter and clearer without the need for eyeglasses or contacts.
Bladeless LASIK procedures are relatively brief. Many people are able to go to work within a couple of days of having the procedure done. This procedure has allowed a number of people to achieve near perfect vision.
One factor that you will want to consider when evaluating your candidacy for LASIK includes your overall health. Even though LASIK is a procedure that is performed on your eyes, you need to be overall healthy in order to get the maximum benefit from this treatment. Certain factors that will be considered is if you have diabetes, if you are pregnant, if you’re battling with glaucoma or cataracts, or if you have a condition that causes you to have severely dry eyes. We are keenly interested in any prescriptions that you are taking as well as any supplements you’re taking as these may have an impact on the procedure.
Many people are surprised to learn that wearing contact lenses can actually change the shape of their cornea. For this reason, prior to bladeless LASIK surgery, you may be asked to spend a few weeks without your contacts. This will allow your eyes to return to a stable cornea shape. The length of time you will need to be without your contacts will a very depending on your screening.
A good candidate understands what LASIK can and cannot treat. For example, if you are using reading glasses, it is likely that you will still need reading glasses after LASIK surgery. Other conditions like glaucoma or cataracts will need to be discussed with Dr. Patel as this will allow them to create a treatment program that might work for you.
Bladeless LASIK surgery is revolutionizing eye care. It is allowing those who qualify for it to have clear vision without the need for corrective lenses or contacts. Contact the Wichita Vision Institute today to schedule an appointment!