LASIK is an excellent way to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It’s a simple surgery done using lasers. But with every surgery, no matter how simple, you may have questions. Our optometrist will have you come in for a consultation, help you decide if you’re a good candidate, and determine if it is the right solution for you. In addition, you’ll find out what to expect during and after the procedure is performed. Dr. Chandler can even recommend a highly qualified surgeon to do your Las Vegas LASIK procedure. This will allow you to go into your surgery fully informed and at ease, knowing that you are completely prepared. And there’s no doubt, the less stress you have before surgery, the better.
The qualifications for LASIK are as follows: you have to be generally in good health, at least 18 years old, and can be neither pregnant nor nursing. You also need to be free of any eye diseases such as glaucoma or keratoconus. Any corneal disease, even in the past, could affect your ability to get Las Vegas LASIK surgery. In addition, your vision should have been stable during the last 12 months. There are limitations to the amount of correction LASIK can accomplish. All of this will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Chandler.
The success rate for the procedure is very high. The surgery itself will reshape your cornea, without stitches. Difficulty seeing at various distances, is due to the length of the eye and how light passes through your cornea on its way to your retina. LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct for these factors. Will Las Vegas LASIK surgery mean you never have to wear corrective lenses again? Possibly. Some patients do find they have no more need for glasses or contacts afterward, but you will certainly be far less reliant on them than you are right now. Call us today to schedule a consultation.