Everyone Needs Good Eye Care
Today, four out of five people have some sort of vision problem. More children in our society are wearing glasses at a very young age. Many people need corrective surgeries to enhance their vision, and some are having the surgeries to avoid wearing glasses and contact lenses.
Common Concerns About LASIK
Many people with vision problems are wondering if the laser procedure is right for them. Some even have a fear of the surgery. When the first consultation between the doctor and patient occurs, the doctor will determine if the patient qualifies for the procedure. The LASIK surgery itself only takes a couple minutes, but be prepared to spend about two hours at the facility.
It takes a few day before the patient is allowed to do anything strenuous. Although the patient is awake during the entire procedure, the eyes are totally anesthetized. They are held open by a speculum, which is a special instrument for this purpose.
In other words, the LASIK procedure is completely painless—don’t worry.
Glasses May Not Be Needed After LASIK
Normally after LASIK surgery, patients no longer need glasses. But, in the case of older individuals who were using reading glasses before the surgery, those reading glasses may still be necessary. LASIK surgery does not affect night vision long-term, but the patient may experience some night time glare for the first two to three months.
Often, potential patients want to know if there is an age limit for LASIK surgery. This is a procedure designed for adults, and patients have to be 18 years of age. As far as an upper limit on age, LASIK is viable for patients of virtually any age. The surgery has been successfully performed on patients as old as 92. The procedure is even suitable for individuals with diabetes.
Get in touch with a LASIK specialist to learn if you qualify for the procedure. Dr. Barry Wasserman is dedicated to ensuring everyone can have good vision—schedule a vision consultation today!