FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – LASIK
If you have some questions about LASIK eye surgery, there’s plenty of information available that you will find useful. In this FAQ, you will find answers to some of the most common queries about LASIK surgery. You can also use this article to have a detailed discussion with your eye surgeon on LASIK surgery.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is short for Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis. It is a procedure for the eye that is crafted to resolve common problems with vision like astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. The LASIK procedure only takes minutes. But prior to that, a detailed screening process need to be done to ensure safety in performing the procedure. An excimer laser is used to gently reshape the cornea to correct problems with vision. You will find that LASIK is a popular procedure, and you can contact THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre (TALC) for more information.
What is the duration of LASIK? Explain the procedure.
Within about 15 minutes, LASIK can be performed on both eyes, and it is an out-patient procedure. You can be discharged within 2 hours but you will need assistance in getting back home. While LASIK is being performed, anesthetic eye drops will be applied to numb the eyes and prepare them for the procedure. This makes the procedure painless. A flap will be created on the outer most layer of the cornea, and a laser will be used to reshape the surface of the cornea and then, the flap will be put back in place. You will be given prescription eye drops after the procedure, to help with the healing process.
How long does it take to recover after LASIK surgery?
The recuperation period after LASIK is typically very short, although it differs case by case. In most cases, vision is already clear without glasses the following day although full structural recovery may take a few days. You’ll need to have a few follow-up appointments with the LASIK surgeon to ensure that your recovery process runs smoothly. You can already resume your favorite as early as 2 weeks after the procedure, although it is still best to get advice from your surgeon.
What are LASIK surgery’s advantages?
Laser eye surgery has many advantages! You will have freedom from glasses and/or contacts. This is especially advantageous if you are physically active – no more glasses falling off when you have body contact during football. Your field of vision is no longer restricted by your glasses’ frames. And the ladies no longer have to worry whether the glasses match the handbag and the shoes. Best of all, you are a beauty in the eyes of the beholder, not the beer holder.
Is LASIK really right for me?
Talk to a LASIK surgeon. This is a good way to see if LASIK is what you are looking for. You are to look at the parameters with your surgeon to see if LASIK is for you, come up with a plan for your treatment needs and clarify any doubts you might have about the surgery. You are in a very good position to have this procedure if you enjoy overall good health, steady vision prescription for at least one year and if you are over 18 years.
Where can I go for LASIK surgery?
Schedule an appointment with THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre today. It only takes a few minutes to call and book a consultation.
We hope we have answered all your LASIK related questions in this article. If you need more details on the surgery, you are just one consultation away from getting the right answers from a LASIK surgeon.