What Do You Need To Know About LASIK?

LASIK Corrective eyewear like glasses and contact lenses can become cumbersome to use. You may experience dry eyes from your contacts, lose your glasses, or be unable to leave the house without either of them. You don’t have to resign yourself to these issues. LASIK can help.

LASIK, otherwise known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, can help alleviate or solve a variety of vision problems from nearsightedness to astigmatism. For most patients, the results of LASIK can last a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about this vision-correcting procedure.

LASIK Can Help Treat a Variety of Problems

There are many conditions that can be treated with LASIK surgery. These include:

  • Nearsightedness and farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Other refractive errors

To understand how LASIK can help with you and your eyesight, make sure to consult with an eye doctor.

Results Are Effective and Long-Lasting

Because of how many conditions LASIK can help with, there is no one standardized duration. Some issues may result in benefits that decrease over time. However, despite this potential decrease in beneficial results, a meta-analysis found that over 95% of all patients were satisfied with their results well after the procedure.

Not Everyone Is a Good Candidate For LASIK

There are a few conditions that may disqualify you from being an eligible candidate for LASIK. If you have a degenerative or autoimmune disease such as lupus, are pregnant, have scarring from a previous eye injury or surgery, or if your body would have issues in recovering due to conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

To best understand your candidacy make sure you consult with an eye doctor. Not only will they determine your eligibility for LASIK through an eye exam but they will also be able to outline how LASIK can specifically help you.

Dr. Sondheimer Is Ready to Provide You With LASIK

Experiencing 20/20 vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses is possible with LASIK and a trusted, experienced eye doctor.

Dr. Stuart Sondheimer has decades of experience having gotten his medical degree in 1979. Dr. Sondheimer and his team are dedicated to providing personalized, effective care. That is why we are proud to offer a variety of LASIK treatments: IntraLase©, a safer, computer-guided LASIK procedure, or Wavefront©, a diagnostic tool designed to completely map the eye to provide the best possible LASIK results. Dr. Sondheimer and his staff are here for you.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a LASIK procedure, call today at 847-677-2794.

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