Many people wear corrective lenses and are accustomed to all that is included with the need to wear corrective lenses, They have adjusted to this new way of life, whether they must wear glasses and always be aware of their glasses on their face, or wear contacts and continue to live their lives in accordance with the maintenance schedule involved with the use of contacts. Those same people would love the opportunity to enjoy life without any of this maintenance or carefulness, which is why Lasik Surgery appears to be such a popular option.
The Science of Lasik Surgery
Before you understand the true affect Lasik surgery has on its recipients, it is important to understand the science behind it. This type of procedure is actual laser vision correction surgery. It is used to fix many eye issues, including near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatisms. During the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea of your eye, allowing for clearer vision and eliminating the issues that cause you to have skewed vision in the first place. The procedure is relatively non-invasive and can be done in your ophthalmologist’s office in the matter of an hour or so per eye. Lasik surgery has grown in popularity over the years, to the point where over eleven million people, in the US alone, have been the recipient of this procedure.
A New Life after Lasik Surgery
Once the eye heals from the procedure, vision becomes very clear. Recipients of the procedure can now see without their contacts or eye glasses of which they have become accustomed for most of their lives. As a matter of fact, 92% to 98% of recipients of Lasik eye surgery are completely satisfied with the results. They report that they no longer worry about purchasing eye wear or prescription eye sunglasses to aid in their sight abilities. They enjoy the ability to just get up and go, as opposed to constantly looking for their glasses or having to put in their contacts to start the day. And, they enjoy being able to just fall asleep, without worrying about breaking their glasses or ruining their eyes or contacts overnight.
Aside from these aesthetic reasons to enjoy the effect of Lasik surgery, many recipients disclose that allergy season and colds are easier to handle. While their eyes still get irritate and they still feel ill, they no longer have to worry about the pressure of glasses on their nose bridge or face when their sinuses are already congested and they are already at the peak of being uncomfortable. Furthermore, they no longer worry about losing contacts, glasses, or having contacts irritate their eyes when their eye becomes red or bloodshot.
Lasik surgery can be a life changing benefit to those who qualify for the procedure and wish to enjoy a corrective lens free life. With any procedure, there are always side effects and risks, however, the general benefits of this procedure outweigh the risks and side effects by leaps and bounds. If you are considering Lasik eye surgery, contact the experts at Rittenhouse Eye Associates at 215.525.6821.