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  • What if I still see no improvement?
    Although this is rare with LASIK treatment, it does happen. You will need to go in for regular check-ups so that your doctor can keep tabs on you and see how you are progressing. If there is no improvement he/she will conduct a number of tests to see what the issue is and why the surgery has not helped. Following this, they will book you in for another procedure to help improve your situation. Although rare, it is not unheard of as some need surgery twice to rectify the problem depending on how severe it is.
  • How did LASIK come about?
    LASIK Treatment soared to popularity in 2001. The actual procedure in itself was spurred on by the discovery of the excimer laser on animal tissue which left no scarring after incision. It is dated back to the 1980’s and was considered a revolutionary step forward in the surgical treatment of humans. Today, the procedure is popular in many parts of the world although you must exercise a lot of care and conduct a great deal of research before locking down a place.
  • What should I look for in a laser eye surgeon?
    Considering laser eye surgery primarily deals with the cornea and adjusting of its tissues, the surgeon should be someone who is a corneal expert. They should have adequate experience in handling the cornea and be able to identify even the smallest issues with it that could hinder chances for a successful LASIK treatment. When recommending laser eye surgery to you, listen carefully to see whether they are advising you taking your long-term vision health into consideration.
  • What sort of aftercare should I follow?
    Given the delicate nature of LASIK treatment, aftercare needs to be meticulous. Although this differs from person to person on their individual requirement, some aspects remain the same such as:
    • Dry eyes: Your doctor will prescribe eye drops to combat this. Do not use any other types of drops. Stick to your prescription.
    • Pain/Discomfort: Antibiotics and painkillers will be allocated for you to take. Amongst these will be sleeping pills that will help you get some rest as you need to keep your eyes closed for a couple of hours after surgery. Do not worry as this pain is not as bad as you think it to be. Anesthesia and numbing drops are used and you only feel a mild discomfort the next day.
    • Imbalanced vision: It might take a bit of time for your eyes to get adjusted to the changes which could lead to fluctuating vision. While this should go away, if it persists consult your doctor.
    • Glare: Again though normal after the surgery, get it checked if it does not go away.
  • I have heard there are some drawbacks to LASIK eye surgery. What are they?
    Yes, just as with any kind of medical treatment you undertake, there are some risks involved. Whilst some can be avoided through adequate care, the others are risks that are simply part of LASIK treatment as seen below:
    • LASIK eye surgery cannot be reversed. Future improvements can be made to further correct vision, but nothing can be taken back.
    • If you choose an inexperienced doctor, you could suffer irreparable damage with the flap in your cornea.
    • What is known as ‘best vision’ can be lost around a year following the surgery. This vision is the highest vision you have with glasses or lenses.
  • Who can qualify for LASIK treatment?
    As far as age limits go, you must be over the age of 18 to qualify for LASIK treatment as our eyes are still changing before that. The eye tends to change even in those over 18 and your doctor may look for stable vision for a period of at least a year before considering you for surgery. Those under the age of 18 will have to depend on their glasses and lenses for a while longer as they are the safer options. Aside from age, your health will be taken into consideration as well especially other eye diseases such as cataract and glaucoma which could prevent surgery.
  • How long does it take and is it costly?
    What actually takes up time with this treatment is the consultation as your doctor will need to conduct a few tests and have an in-depth discussion with you regarding your health and family history. The actual surgery in itself takes approximately 10-15 minutes per eye. And yes, you can have treatment done in both eyes, but if you are going for this option you need to make sure you have someone on hand to help you get home and assist you with your daily activities as you will need to get plenty of rest. As for cost, it depends on your requirement although your insurance is not known to cover this type of surgery by default. You can check with them to see if you can have LASIK treatment included in your cover.
  • Why should I consider LASIK eye surgery?
    Although prior to making a decision you absolutely must consult your doctor, LASIK treatment has proven to be very popular for a number of reasons:
    • Patients who have undergone the procedure have reported improvement in their vision within the next 2 days.
    • Ability to get back to your daily life fairly quickly.
    • Reduced/ eliminated need for your glasses or contact lenses.
    Provided you employ proper aftercare as instructed by your doctor, your recovery should be free of any issues as such. Although recovery of full vision is never guaranteed, you will see vast improvement.
  • I have heard of different types of eye surgery. What are they?
    Yes laser eye surgery is the broader term used to cover the 4 treatments carried out under it. LASIK is one of them along with PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK. LASIK is the most popular of the four, followed by PRK which stands for Photorefractive Keratectomy. This choice of surgery as well as LASEK is sometimes advised to patients who do not qualify for LASIK. Also, as it does not involve a corneal flap, some do prefer this over LASIK treatment. However, both procedures require the use of the same laser, known as the excimer laser.
  • What is LASIK treatment?
    LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis and is a surgery performed for vision correction. LASIK treatment is known to be undertaken to correct eye problems such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism. The basic treatment involves an incision made in the eye for the surgeon to make adjustments to the cornea. The flap is then replaced and strict aftercare is prescribed for healing. However, not all are considered suitable for the procedure so you should consult your doctor before making any final decisions.
  • LASIK is safe for teens, but it is not recommended for most teenagers as they are growing and their eyes are changing. It is best to have LASIK only when you have reached your late teens or you are in your twenties. If you have LASIK before your eyes stop changing, you will need to come back and have further LASIK after your eyes stop changing.
  • At what age do you have to be to get UltraLASIK? Is there any finance options available?
    You can have UltraLasik at the same age that you can have conventional LASIK. It is best to wait till your eyes stop changing, which is usually after 18 years of age.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.
  • I have astigmatism in my left eye of 1.75 -5.50 x 163. What will be my best option with the current technologies to try to solve this? How hard working our staff is?
  • I have a lazy eye. Is LASIK surgery possible on people with lazy eye? Do we impress you by caring your eyes most?
  • Is LASIK surgery an option for correcting amblyopia (lazy eye)? If not, is there a surgery available? Why do we respect your time and prioritize you?
  • Does PRK surgery leave any type of surgical scarring like LASIK surgery does? Why our technology is latest and what makes us best?
  • Are there any pre-LASIK tests that could determine if I may experience dry eye side effects? I’ve had trouble finding contacts that don’t dry my eyes out, and I wonder if this puts me in an at-risk category. How good our eye exam and lasik surgery is?