LASIK Surgery – Get Your Eyesight Back!
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the use of a custom laser to reshape the cornea. This type of surgery is known as microsurgery, as the scale of the surgery is tiny and very precise. The laser is used to fold back the tissue in front of the cornea, allowing the cornea to be accessed by the lasik surgeon. The cornea can then be reshaped before the tissue is put back in place to heal. Reshaping the cornea can correct many types of vision impairment, including:
- Astigmatism ( blurry vision caused by a misshaped cornea)
Why is LASIK the best surgery to get your eyesight back?
LASIK eye surgery is a quick and safe procedure. It can be performed in an outpatient setting, and the entire surgery can often be completed in 20 minutes. There is no need to worry about the effects of general anesthesia as the surgery can be performed while you are awake. The laser was designed with a failsafe protective device. No unintentional damage can be done to the eye – you can have peace of mind that your eyes are safe when undergoing LASIK at Lotus Vision.
LASIK produces rapid results. You will be able to see more clearly within a day of the procedure and resume your usual activities within 48 hours. Other types of corrective eye surgery may include a month or more of recovery time. Many LASIK patients, after surgery, regain 20/20 vision – the main reason why LASIK is the number one performed laser eye surgery today.
Is the procedure worth the price?
Whether the procedure is worth the price is ultimately up to the individual. Many people state that LASIK is “the best money they ever spent.” It is hard to put a price on being able to see clearly and regaining the ability to live your life the way that you choose, without the cumbersome restriction of vision problems. The luxury of not being forced to wear glasses or contacts is worth the cost of LASIK for countless people.
If you view LASIK purely from a monetary perspective, many would argue that it pays for itself if you factor in the cost of vision checkups and glasses over your lifetime.
Is LASIK safe?
LASIK technology has been in use for nearly 20 years, and it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999. More than 7,000 clinical studies have been carried out on LASIK, which confirms that it is an extremely safe and effective procedure. LASIK uses highly advanced and precise computerized laser technology to reshape the cornea. This technology was originally developed by NASA to map the surface of a planet accurately. Using this space-age technology, your eye structure is mapped with extreme precision, for a safe and accurate procedure.
Lotus Vision serving Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia
When it comes to vision, it is important to seek out the best of the best. Our practice provides residents of Atlanta and Alpharetta the most advanced treatments available in the field of eye health. Our board-certified ophthalmologist has professional skills unmatched in his field. He is currently the Director of Ophthalmology at both Emory Johns Creek and North Fulton Hospital. When you come to Lotus Vision, your LASIK eye procedure will be performed by one of the nation’s leading eye surgeons, resulting in arguably the best LASIK Atlanta and Alpharetta have to offer.