LASIK

Have you been considering LASIK Laser Vision Correction? Well, there is no better time than now to find out if you are a candidate!

In fact, if you have been previously told that you are not a candidate for LASIK, you now could be!

This is because of the combination of two of the latest Laser Vision Correction technologies…CustomVue and IntraLase = iLASIK!

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

With the LASIK procedure, your surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea using a laser. The surgeon then folds back the flap and precisely removes a very specific amount of corneal tissue under the flap using a laser.

The flap is then carefully laid back into its original position where it heals in place. The procedure can be performed on both eyes on the same day.

LASIK Eye Surgery Diagram

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Why Should I Get LASIK?

If you are a candidate – and most people are – and have trouble with your vision, then you should really be asking yourself why SHOULDN’T you get LASIK! Consider the possibilities:

  • rolling out of bed in the morning and jumping right into your day without having to fumble around with contact lenses or glasses
  • not having to pay for, clean, and maintain contacts or glasses
  • never having to worry about losing glasses, or about contact lenses popping out
  • having perfect vision at an affordable price and almost zero risk

The list goes on and on – LASIK is a life-changing procedure and should be considered by anyone who needs improvement to their vision and doesn’t want to fuss with expensive and finicky eyewear anymore.

If you’re in or near Columbus and are looking for the best in laser vision correction, contact us here at Mid Ohio Eye to get the ball rolling today. You’ll wish you’d done it long ago!

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

You may be a LASIK candidate if you meet these characteristics:
Young woman with eyeglasses considering LASIK Surgery

  • You have a want to decrease your need for glasses or contacts
  • You do not have any eye diseases
  • You have an understanding of the risks and potential side of effects of LASIK
  • You understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision
  • You have an appropriate refractive error

Depending on your level of refractive error and some corneal factors, LASIK may not be possible for you. However, there are alternative refractive surgery options that may allow you to have the vision you desire.

It is important that anyone considering LASIK have realistic expectations. Most patients have a resulting vision somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 without glasses or contacts.

You should also be comfortable with the possibility that you may need a second surgery (called an enhancement) or that you might need to wear glasses for certain activities, such as reading or driving at night.

Also, you should be aware that LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, the age-related loss of close-up focusing power.

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