LASIK Surgery is a form of laser vision correction that can correct your glasses prescription.. This surgery works for people who are farsighted, nearsighted and those who have astigmatism. Right now we’re offering a special price on LASIK. For a limited time, patients get $100 off LASIK for one eye, $250 off for both!
What is LASIK? LASIK eye surgery uses a precision laser to reshape the cornea. It does this by removing some of your cornea’s tissue. First, a femtosecond laser creates a thin flap in your cornea. Then, the laser begins removing tissue to reshape the cornea.
During the procedure, you may be given some medication to help you relax. Then, you’ll be asked to stare at point of light. This helps keep your eyes fixed in one position while the programmed laser does its job.
The cornea’s job is to focus light on an image in your visual field. If the cornea isn’t working properly images appear blurry. Therefore, the surgery works by reshaping your cornea based on your diagnosis to bring everything back into focus.
As a result of LASIK, most people achieve 20/25 vision or better!
What are some potential side effects?
Most experience no side effects, but some common ones are dry eyes or temporary visual disturbances such as halos or blurred vision. If you experience any side effects, be sure to tell your eye surgeon.
Who is a good candidate?
If you’re healthy and tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses, then this surgery may be just what you need! LASIK may not be recommended for you, if you have severe dry eyes, an eye disease called keratoconus or an autoimmune condition. It’s important to give a detailed health history during your initial consultation to make sure this surgery is right for you.
In the end, LASIK surgery has proven to be a safe and effective way to achieve better vision. Dr. Whiteside of Charlotte Ophthalmology has years of experience performing this procedure. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office, if you’d like to learn more. We would be happy to “see” you through it!
Please call Charlotte Ophthalmology at 704-895-8200 to schedule a consultation and see if LASIK is right for you!