Just because your LASIK procedure is over and you are experiencing clear vision doesn't mean you can stop caring for your eyes. Post LASIK care is extremely important, which includes continued use of sunglasses that have 100% UV protection. In the days following your procedure, sunglasses can alleviate any light sensitivity you have been experiencing, and in the months and years following, they can have long term benefits for your eye health.
Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery? If you have been considering this procedure, now is the time to schedule your surgery and enjoy the rest of the summer with clear vision!
If you are part of over half the U.S. population that is affected by a refractive error, you are probably fed up with the daily ritual of putting on glasses or inserting contact lenses to see the world around you. Like the millions before you, you’ve made the decision to seek a surgical alternative to correct your vision. Now it’s up to you to find a practice and surgeon that you trust to perform the procedure.
I got my first pair of glasses in the sixth grade. I loved those gold-rimmed beauties, until someone told me that I had the same glasses as Santa Claus. It was middle school when I finally got contacts, and by high school, I had embraced my nerdy identity.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser vision correction or laser eye surgery, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Laser vision correction or LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser programmed to remove a defined amount of tissue to reshape the eye's cornea, in order to improve visual acuity.
In the United States, LASIK is an elective surgery, so spending money out of pocket isn’t a decision that one comes to lightly. Cost is usually the number one factor that a patient considers before pursuing the LASIK procedure. The reported national average LASIK price is between $995 to $2,700 per eye, and may vary widely depending on region, type of vision, medical insurance, and the technology utilized.