What is LASIK surgery?
If you're tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, you may be considering Lasik eye surgery — one of the newest procedures to correct vision problems. Before you sign up for the surgery, get a clear picture of what you can expect.
What is the right age to have LASIK laser vision correction?
There is no strict age requirement. However, most individuals by the age of 20-21 have reached a point at which their glasses prescription will remain relatively stable. The key to being a good candidate is that your glasses and/or contact lens prescription should be relatively stable.
What does LASIK surgery fix?
While LASIK surgery is an excellent option to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism—all of which can be caused by the shape of the eyes—LASIK eye surgery is not effective in treating presbyopia, which is caused by the natural thickening and hardening of the eye's lens.
How long does it take for LASIK surgery?
The actual procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye. Depending on your prescription, and the amount of correction needed, the laser itself only takes 20-50 seconds to correct your vision. However, you should plan on being in the office for approximately an hour-and-a-half on your day of surgery.
How long does it take to recover from laser eye surgery?
The majority of patients resume normal activities one to two days following surgery but it may take 1 to 2 months for your vision to fully stabilize. Although everyone is a little different, the vast majority of our LASIK patients achieve legal driving vision or better, the very next day.