Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?
If you are tired of wearing contact lenses or glasses then you may be wondering if LASIK surgery is the right choice for you. Many people who have LASIK surgery get 20/25 vision or better, which is excellent for many activities. Even after surgery, some people do still need glasses for reading or driving at night, especially as they age.
LASIK surgery generally has a good track record. Complications are rare and many people are happy with the results. Certain side effects are common but will generally clear up within a short time frame. Results will depend on several different factors but those with nearsightedness will usually have the most success from the surgery.
The Health of Your Eyes
Your eye health is an important aspect to consider when deciding whether or not LASIK surgery is a good choice. Laser eye surgery is more appropriate for those who only have an average degree of refractive error and don't have any other vision problems. To determine your eye health, the eye doctor will ask questions to make sure that you don’t have any conditions that may complicate the surgery or result in a poor outcome. Some problems can include glaucoma, cataracts, large pupils, dry eyes, eye injuries, or eye disease that means progressive deterioration of your vision, such as keratoconus.
There are other times when you may also want to rethink LASIK surgery. For example, if you have fairly good vision and only need glasses or contacts part-time, you may not see a big enough improvement after surgery. If you participate in contact sports with regular blows to the eyes or face, it may not be a good choice. Your vision also needs to be stable for a while before you can consider LASIK.
Are You Healthy?
Not only do your eyes need to be healthy but so do you. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can increase the risks associated with LASIK.
Visit an Optometrist
Working with an optometrist in Falmouth, MA, can help you determine if it is the right choice for your unique vision needs. Call (508) 444-8691 today to make an appointment with Advanced Eyecare Specialists.