What is LASIK and should you get it?

LASEK stands for Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and is a service that alters the curvature of a cornea so that people no longer have to rely on lenses or contact lenses. People that have astigmatism, myopia or hypermetropia can only get this done after an initial consultation with an optician, as conditions that may make one unsuitable for the surgery must be ruled out. For a more in depth guide on Sacramento laser eye surgery visit and you’ll be able to find out more.

A laser is focused on the eyeball in order to get rid of tissues of the cornea in a controlled manner, which changes the focusing ability of the eye. The laser beam is called an excimer laser. An initial cut is made to the cornea with a cutting blade, which is then folded back to expose the cornea. This is often done with wave front guided ablation. To find out the cost of LASIK in Michigan, go here

Wave front usage is known as custom LASIK which uses a wave front aberrometer. This allows for specific defects to be focused on and allows the surgeon to work in a much more efficient way.

Typical time for this procedure and cataract removal is 30 to 60 seconds. It’s very short. It’s also painless as anaesthetic drops are placed into the eyeballs before any lasers are used. You can return home within 30 minutes of the surgery and vision usually improves within 2 days. It’s advised not to drive the day of the eye surgery but you can go back to work whenever you want to. You may notice halo effects near bright light but they will typically disappear in a short amount of time. Cataract surgery is also performed using lasers, see more at You may want to wait a week before judging your eyesight improvement as it can take a while for improvements to build.

You then may be able to throw away your contact lenses or glasses for the rest of your life, or only need them for certain activities like watching television or driving where before you would have needed them all the time. Cataracts will also be completely removed for life. This is the power of this correcting technology.

It’s not for every person as some people do experience increased dry eyes and other defects after the surgery, but this group of people is extremely rare and should not put you off considering the surgery. Hopefully this article cleared things up for you so you can now make an informed decision. Thanks for reading and have a good day.