If you suffer from poor vision, you probably wear corrective contact lenses or glasses to help you see more clearly. While contact lenses and glasses have significantly improved in recent years, they can still be expensive, require yearly visits to your eye doctor for a new prescription, and have definitely disadvantages. Waking up with very blurred vision, foggy glasses, and tired eyes are all problems that people with poor vision have to deal with.
Many people are turning to is LASIK eye surgery for dramatic, permanent vision correction. The doctors at Lange Eye Care and other local eye surgery clinics can help you determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Because LASIK can have varied results depending on your prescription and other factors, it’s important to consult with a professional about the your potential success rate for improved vision with the surgery. Everyone has different results, and even if your surgeon thinks you are a good candidate for the procedure, he cannot guarantee perfect vision afterwards.
If your eye surgeon recommends LASIK eye surgery as a good option for improving your vision, then you’ll need to decide if you want to have the same doctor perform the surgery or if you would prefer finding a different one. Ask people you know if they have recommendations for local eye surgeons and what their experiences were during and after the surgery. You could also read patient reviews online to help you find a surgeon who has good results and is good to work with.
Once you have selected your surgeon, schedule the first appointment with him or her. In this appointment you’ll talk with your surgeon and perhaps have some initial tests to confirm that you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will be informed of all of the risks and will probably have to sign various waiver forms. Then you will schedule the surgery.
Make sure you have someone with you to drive you home after your surgery. Follow the presurgical instructions which may include not wearing perfume, face creams, or makeup. Take at least a few days off of work for recovery or schedule to have someone watch your kids for a few days so that you can rest during your recovery. Consult Lange Eye Care for more details regarding preparing for LASIK surgery.