If an individual is nearsighted or farsighted, Lasik Surgery in Oahu can improve how they see the world without the use of glasses. Glasses can become a problem and get in the way of seeing things if the person doesn’t have them close by. Once LASIK surgery is performed, an individual can have improved vision without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Improvement in vision begins immediately and the procedure and will continue to improve and stabilize over a few days. The LASIK surgery is pain-free and only takes approximately fifteen minutes for both eyes. In certain cases, a patient may not be a good LASIK candidate, but there are other options available to correct their vision.
LASIK Surgery for Farsightedness
A surgeon will create a very tiny flap in the cornea of the eye. The flap will be folded back to gain access to the corneal tissue. The laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove the tiny amounts of tissue from the cornea so it can be reshaped. When the cornea is reshaped, the flap will be put back in place and will seal to the cornea during recovery
LASIK Surgery Nearsightedness
An individual who is nearsighted needs to have their cornea flattened. The procedure is very similar for nearsightedness and farsightedness and will be fully explained by the surgeon. Lasers can correct astigmatism by smoothing the irregular cornea to the normal shape.
Is It Painful?
A patient will not be in pain because the doctor will numb the eyes with drops and will provide a patient with medication to relax if they need it. The surgeon will use an ink marker to mark the cornea before the flap is created, and a suction ring will be applied to the eye so it cannot move during surgery. Although a patient may feel pressure, pain should be at a minimum.
If you’re interested in eliminating glasses or contact lenses and improving your vision, the Hawaii Vision Clinic will be able to help. They have many sounds and reliable options for improving a patient’s vision and improving the patient’s quality of life.