The American Optometric Association estimates that approximately 143 million Americans wear glasses or contacts — that’s a lot of corrective eyewear! For those Americans struggling with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, there is an alternative: LASIK eye surgery, or laser eye surgery. There are many reasons to consider LASIK as an alternative to glasses or contacts. […]
The Many Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery can be done on people with astigmatism, far-sightedness or near-sightedness. During the procedure, Dr. Patel uses a laser to reshape the patient’s cornea, which is the part of the eye that helps focus light coming into the eye. Eye problems like near-sightedness are often caused by a misshapen cornea. What Happens During […]
Why You Should Consider LASIK Eye Surgery
Dealing with contact lenses or glasses on a daily basis can be really frustrating. You want to wake up in the morning, open your eyes and see clearly. You were not blessed with good vision. You may have needed corrective lenses since childhood. You think it’s time to finally put your glasses or contacts behind […]
Am I a Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery can make you less dependent on your glasses or contact lenses and allow you to have sharper unaided vision, but some people are better candidates for the procedure than others. If you’re curious if you will make a good LASIK candidate, there are some considerations that should weigh into your decision. Of […]
How Can LASIK Eye Surgery Benefit Me?
For vision correction, LASIK eye surgery is a top procedure. Every year, hundreds of thousands of individuals undergo the procedure, and they come out of it with improved vision. During the procedure, a laser is used to cut across your cornea, and it’s used to raise a flap of tissue. The procedure can work wonders […]
See Clearly Again with LASIK Eye Surgery
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery is a procedure used to improve eyesight. It is the most common type of refractive surgery and thus changes the shape of the cornea. It is used to treat conditions like astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness. What Does the Procedure Involve? In LASIK eye surgery, the doctor uses a laser […]