There has been some negative press about LASIK lately, but it is important to recognize that in the recent past, many advancements have been made that make the procedure safer and more effective than ever before.
What is LASIK?
LASIK might seem intimidating if you don’t understand it. But learning about the procedure and how it works is a great way to realize how much it could improve the quality of your life in the long run. LASIK stands for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.” This long, scientific name means that during a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea of your eye. Why? Reshaping the cornea can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. If you experience any of these, LASIK could allow you to have clear sight with reduced or eliminated dependency on the aid of glasses or contact lenses.
Is it safe? Is it effective?
LASIK technology has advanced greatly in the last decade, meaning that the treatment is now safer and more effective than ever before. At Silk Vision & Surgical Center, our highly-trained doctors use the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser, which is one of the most advanced and modern systems available today. The refined technology allows for increased precision and has many features to reduce the potential for problems such as dehydration of the cornea and patient fixation fatigue during the procedure. We at Silk Vision also offer other LASIK options such as Contoura Vision, which uses advanced mapping techniques to improve your vision with incredible accuracy. While there is some risk involved, as with any surgical procedure, Silk Vision is taking every step possible to deliver the best, safest LASIK experience available today.