Everything You Need To Know Before Your LASIK Surgery

Everything You Need To Know Before Your LASIK Surgery

Have you been contemplating getting LASIK surgery because you're tired of wearing contacts or glasses every day? Find a trusted LASIK surgeon from our LASIK Surgeon Directory and speak with one about whether you qualify for this surgery. Here are a few things you should know before you decide.

What is LASIK?

LASIK (or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a laser vision correction surgery. LASIK works to correct vision impairments such as Astigmatism (blurring vision), nearsightedness (myopia), and farsightedness (hyperopia) by reshaping the cornea so that light focuses on the retina in the back of the eye. To reshape the cornea, an eye care specialist will use a laser to cut a flap of tissue from the front of the eye, uncovering the cornea. The doctor will then use a laser to reshape the cornea so that light centers around the retina. The procedure takes about 10 minutes for each eye.

For more information about your vision problems please visit our discussion on “How Is Your Vision?”,

Do You Qualify for the Surgery?

LASIK surgery is not for everyone. You should not have laser vision correction surgery if any of the following apply to you:

  • under 18 years old
  • pregnant or nursing
  • take certain drugs
  • your glasses prescription is not stable
  • the map of your cornea reveals ab abnormal shape
  • have eye conditions like glaucoma or dry eye
  • have other medical conditions like diabetes, lupus, or rheumatoid joint inflammation

Your refractive eye surgeon will be able to advise whether you are a good candidate for laser vision correction surgery. In general, you should qualify if you are over 18 years old, have had a glasses or a contact prescription that has been stable for at least two years, and have mostly healthy eyes.

Find a Trusted LASIK Surgeon

Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help you with all of your vision correction needs.

If you think that LASIK surgery would be good for you, find a local surgeon using our If you are considering LASIK, PRK, or other vision correction surgery procedures, please consult our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory, where you can find skilled and reliable surgeon in your area.. 

All of the surgeons are vetted and highly qualified with proven expertise to perform LASIK and other vision correction procedures like Cataract SurgeryKamra Inlay procedures (which can help with reading fine print in books or on labels, lens implant procedures, and Corneal Transplants. These expert can help you decide whether this procedure is right for you. Check the directory today to find a refractive surgeon you can trust to help you on your path to better vision.

All LASIK and cataract surgeons featured at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ are screened to ensure you can find a surgeon who has proven expertise and one with professional accomplishments that have been recognized by their peers. To learn how we screen surgeons, please visit our discussion entitled “How are surgeons screened at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™?

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