With the new technology and the latest laser machines getting rid of spectacles is easier and instant than before. The following are answers to frequently asked questions provided to help you better understand the LASIK eye surgery procedures offered at Sharp Sight Eye Hospital.
“I am totally dependent on spectacles..my eye power is exorbitantly high, what should I do? I think I will have to put on these spectacles for life.”
These are the common sentiments of people whose mornings start with a hide-and-seek session as their hands hunt for their pair of misplaced spectacles. So come out of a myth that removal of specs is next to impossible because with LASIK you can lead specs free life.
Let’s look at some common questions that usually hover over people’s mind. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions to help you understand the LASIK laser eye surgery procedure:
Simple, straight answer is yes! If you are sick of wearing specs 24/7 or if contact lenses are causing dry or itchy eyes, LASIK treatment is the best option to go for. Not only myopia (nearsightedness) Or hyperopia (farsightedness) but also presbyopia and astigmatism can be treated with modern laser correction techniques.
If we talk about nearsightedness, it’s not possible to reduce the eye power without the professional help of LASIK treatment. This is because myopia doesn’t happen because of the weakness of eye muscles.
Keeping aside LASIK, if we discuss about whether contact lenses or glasses are good for your eyes, then it totally depends on your needs, budget, lifestyles, comfort level and eye health.
Many people who wear contact lenses on a daily basis, experience discomfort in the eyes, especially eye dryness. To get rid of that, you can use the omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon and other fish or add flaxseeds oil in your diet to increase the oily part in tear composition.
You must choose your contact lenses wisely or after having a discussion with your doctor.
With LASIK treatment, it is possible to correct your vision permanently in such a way that you won’t have to wear contact lenses or glasses anymore.
For permanent vision correction, LASIK is the best and effective way. During LASIK, a small flap is created in the cornea so that your surgeon can have access to underlying corneal tissue. It is then reshaped and the correct amount of corneal tissue is then removed and the flap is replaced.
Bladeless LASIK is called FEMTO-LASIK and is good for those who are afraid of blades or any sort of instruments in their eyes. The procedure of creating a thin flap is then done using an ultrasound femtosecond laser and the excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue for your vision correction.
This advanced method of FEMTO-LASIK is popular because of the precision in vision correction.
This procedure also reduces the risk associated with the microkeratome (bladed surgical instrument).
For more queries on LASIK laser eye surgery or to seek an appointment with our LASIK expert, speak to our customer care representative.
Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals is one of the best super-speciality hospitals providing comprehensive eye care services to the residents of Delhi-NCR. We are committed to deliver best quality eye care with personalised touch and cutting edge technologies, to enhance patient satisfaction and provide treatments for various eye disorders at affordable cost.