many benefits to being able to see naturally. Many
people feel a new freedom to be able to simply wake
up and see past the bed sheets. You can swim and
play sports much easier. Plus, you won’t have to
spend all that money for new contacts or glasses!
Some Of The Benefits Of Laser Eye Surgery Include:
1. Unobstructed Vision – not having to peer around
the frames of your glasses gives you better
2. Self Esteem Boost – not wearing glasses makes
many people feel more confident and boosts their
self esteem and quality of life.
3. Easer To Play Sports – no more worrying that your
glasses will break or a contact will pop out.
4. Save Money – No more purchasing contacts,
solution, eyeglasses or cases. After the initial
expense of the surgery you will end up saving money
in the long run.
Corrective eye surgery is generally safe but there
are certain low risks and people that have certain
conditions must not have this type of surgery. Your
doctor will explain all the risks and asses if you
are a good candidate for the surgery. At the most
extreme is loss of vision, but this is very rare and
should not happen if your doctor evaluates you
properly. Other risks include developing dry eye
syndrome, loss of vision clearness or seeing
permanent halos or fuzziness.
There are 3 types of surgery you will want to
• LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is
the most well known. This surgery cuts a flap in the
cornea and reshapes it by removing tissue. It is a
fast procedure with healing in a day or 2 and
immediate improvement in eyesight.
• PRK or Photo Refractive Keratectomy is the
procedure that has been around the longest. Cells
are removed from the cornea to reashape it and
improve vision. It has a healing time of a month and
vision improvement is not immediate but gradual over
• CK or Conductive Keratoplasty is a fairly new
procedure. Uses radio frequency energy applied with
a hair thin device to reshape the cornea. It is an
extremely quick procedure with very quick healing.
Your good vision is vital so discuss each option
thoroughly with your doctor before making a final
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