Millions of individuals suffer from some sort of refractive error in which light is improperly focused onto the retina and causes blurred or distorted vision. While many people with refractive errors turn to glasses or prescription contact lenses, a number of them would prefer a permanent solution to vision correction. LASIK surgery is such a solution, which is why you should speak with your LASIK surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for this vision correction surgery. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of LASIK surgery:
LASIK procedures that utilize specific lasers are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the correction of many refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. These lasers include several different brands of excimer lasers, the WaveLight Allegretto Wave laser, and the Nidek laser.
- Little-to-No Discomfort
One of the biggest benefits of choosing LASIK as your vision correction option is that the procedure is nearly painless. Patients will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure itself due to the use of anesthetic drops, and any postoperative symptoms should be mild and only include a slight ache.
- No Maintenance
LASIK surgery eliminates the need for continual maintenance when it comes to eyewear. For example, individuals who undergo LASIK surgery no longer have to worry about cleaning their prescription glasses, removing their contact lenses before bed, or property storing their glasses or contacts.
- Cost Effective
Some individuals avoid undergoing LASIK surgery because they think it is too expensive—but when you consider how much money you spend on new prescription glasses, glasses cases, or contact lenses over the course of your life, LASIK is actually a more cost efficient option.
Whether you are interested in Wavefront LASIK, Z-LASIK, or PRK, LASIK Of Nevada is here to help. Contact our office online or call (702) 636-2010 for more information on your laser vision correction options.