Vision is one of our most important senses. It allows us to see the world around us and navigate life. Most people take their vision for granted, but life can be a struggle for those with vision problems.
Laser eye surgery is a popular and effective way to improve vision. It is a safe and painless procedure that has helped millions of people see more clearly.
If you are considering laser eye surgery, you may have many questions. What is the procedure like? How long does it take? What are the risks?
We will answer your questions about laser eye surgery in this article. You will also receive tips on choosing the right surgeon for you.
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery. It helps correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
A laser can reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye. As a result, light enters the eye differently and vision is improved.
Laser eye surgery is also known as LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).
Who Can Benefit from Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery can effectively treat many people with vision problems. It can improve your quality of life by giving you the gift of a better vision.
Most people who undergo laser eye surgery have good results. Over 95% of patients achieve 20/40 vision or better after surgery. This means they can drive without corrective lenses and see clearly at a distance.
Many people may still need to wear glasses or contact lenses after surgery. The reason for this is usually complications during surgery or an unsuccessful outcome.
How to Choose a Laser Eye Surgeon
Choosing an experienced and qualified surgeon is essential for laser eye surgery.
The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) are two organizations that can help you find a qualified surgeon.
When choosing a surgeon, be sure to ask about their:
- Training and experience in refractive surgery
- Success rate with the type of surgery you are considering
- Complication rates
- Policies for revision surgery
Would you like to learn more about Laser Eye Surgery? Get in touch with Dr. John Kirk at 970-408-3263! Our staff will help you with your consultation. We serve Loveland and nearby areas.