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Three of the most common refractive eye disorders are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatisms. There are many ways to correct these eye problems, however, and Lasik from the eye doctors at Skowron Eye Care is one of them. Your Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor can examine each patient to determine whether or not they are a candidate for Lasik surgery.
Lasik is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 20 minutes to perform with no pain. During the surgery, an Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor creates a corneal flap that is lifted with a blade or a laser to reveal the inner part of the cornea. The use of the laser is much safer. This flap is repositioned to correct these eye issues. Because the surface layer is preserved, there is less discomfort after Lasik surgery.
Some benefits of Lasik are that it is a quick and painless procedure. There also is less chance of infection. Because of the simple outpatient aspects, recovery is quick at just one to two days. Patients will receive clear vision without the need for any corrective lenses in a matter of days. There is a reduced chance of error due to the use of laser technology. With the use of a laser, a thinner and more precise flap is made and fewer complications are experienced.
Patients over 21 with healthy eyes with no retina problems, any eye disease or corneal scars are generally great candidates for Lasik. If your corneas are thick enough, you have adequate tears and your vision is stable, Lasik is for you. Poor candidates for Lasik include those with thin corneas, those with very dry eyes or individuals with constantly changing eye prescriptions.
To learn more about what our Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor can do for you, call 630-834-6244 today. We are ready and willing to evaluate any patient to determine their candidacy for this procedure.
Millions of adults around the world have undergone LASIK eye surgery. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that 11 million patients have opted for the procedure since 2010, making it an increasingly popular and common option for treating refractive disorders of the cornea (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) in one or both eyes.
What is LASIK?
LASIK works by reshaping the surface of the cornea with a laser (some versions of the procedure include the use of a blade in combination with a laser) to reshape the surface of the cornea, so that it can properly reflect light onto the retina, depending on the patient’s particular condition.
LASIK Eye Surgery in Elmhurst, IL
The eye doctors at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst offer LASIK to healthy patients looking to ditch their contact lenses or glasses for good. You may be a good candidate if you meet the following conditions:
- 18 years or older
- Good general health
- Good eye health (no infections or ocular diseases like glaucoma or cataracts)
- Stable vision (no changes in prescription or visual acuity for at least a year)
- Not pregnant or nursing
Advantages of Vision Correction with LASIK
- Most patients can expect immediate results and improved vision within days of the procedure.
- 20/20 vision - The typical LASIK patient usually reports 20/20 visual acuity a few days after LASIK.
- Outpatient procedure - LASIK is relatively fast and pain free, and patients can expect to be in and out of the doctor's office within an hour or two. The procedure itself takes approximately 15 - 20 minutes per eye.
- Permanent results - In most cases the results and visual improvement of LASIK are permanent, and patients can save hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on glasses and contact lens prescriptions.
Find an Eye Doctor in Elmhurst, IL
For more information on how LASIK and refractive eye surgery works, and to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK, contact Skowron Eye Care by calling (630) 834-6244 to schedule an appointment with an optometrist today.