If you are ready to enjoy sharp vision without glasses or contacts, LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) may be the solution. Over the years this procedure, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has been shown to be safe and highly effective. At Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A., we use advanced equipment to provide the best possible LASIK results. The refractive surgeon at our Wilmington, DE, practice, Dr. Jeffrey Minkovitz, also pursues ongoing education and the latest techniques to ensure your safety and surgical success. In fact, following LASIK, you could enjoy near-perfect vision with no need for corrective lenses.
An Overview of LASIK
LASIK is a refractive surgery designed to improve the way that your eye bends light. When you suffer from a refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, light does not focus on the retina properly so your brain will register a fuzzy or distorted image. During LASIK, Dr. Minkovitz reshapes the corneal tissue to provide crisper, clearer vision.
A High Rate of Success
LASIK has one of the highest success rates of all surgeries. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 95.4% of patients worldwide said that they were satisfied with their procedures. Everyone’s eyes are different, so there is no way to guarantee your results. However, the vast majority of people enjoy at least 20/40 vision without glasses (the legal requirement to drive). Most enjoy 20/20 vision or better. In some cases, you could still rely on corrective lenses for certain activities, such as reading or driving. Overall, however, your vision will typically be greatly improved.
According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 95.4% of LASIK patients worldwide said that they were satisfied with their procedures.
All surgeries carry some risks, and LASIK is no exception. However, the chance of adverse side effects is extremely low, especially when you choose an experienced surgeon like Dr. Minkovitz. Short-term side effects can include redness, itching, irritation, and blurred vision. All of these concerns should subside within a few days. Over-correction and under-correction are two of the most common long-term side effects. Fortunately, Dr. Minkovitz can usually correct these problems with a touch-up procedure.
Long-term LASIK Results
Although LASIK results are long-lasting, it is important to note that the effects will not offset age-related presbyopia. This condition occurs when your lenses begin to lose flexibility. At this point, you may start to rely on glasses or contacts a bit more.
Overall, LASIK can have dramatic effects on your life. You will not have to worry about the way that glasses will impact your appearance or level of physical activity. You may also find it easier to travel without the hassle of contact lenses. Most importantly, you could enjoy better vision than you have ever experienced.
Learn More About What You Can Expect
For the right patients, LASIK can be a truly life-changing procedure. Contact Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A., to learn more about how the refractive surgery can benefit you.