What Will my Vision Look Like After LASIK?
Our ophthalmological team at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana is dedicated to helping those with refractive disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These disorders are surprisingly common, affecting more than 150 million individuals in the United States. And the resultant blurry vision and inability to maintain visual focus at certain distances negatively impact patients' quality of life. But we're thrilled to offer you LASIK laser vision correction in Bloomington, IN, so please reach out to us today.
How does LASIK work?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) works to fix the various refractive disorders by literally reshaping the eye. There's no better strategy, since these disorders result from an abnormal curvature of the cornea, or outer part of the eyeball. The irregular shape does not allow incoming light to properly focus on the retina at the back of the eye, producing blurred, faulty vision.
Overall, these visual issues afflict well over 150 million Americans. And some may not even know they have it, so it's always in one's best interest to schedule regular eye exams because early detection allows early treatment.
In addition to being safe and effective, LASIK has a long history and has been practiced for over two decades. It's been improved during that time and now boasts increased effectiveness. It's also quick—your LASIK procedure will take ten minutes or less. And, of course, your eyes will be numbed, so you face no discomfort.
An invisible suction ring will keep your eye steady and open, so our team can make a tiny incision on the cornea using a precise, state-of-the-art laser system. The incision creates a corneal flap to access the deeper layers. We then utilize the laser to physically reshape the cornea, correcting the refractive disorder at a fundamental level. The incision is so tiny it will heal on its own, and the exceptional accuracy of the laser offers optimal recovery outcomes.
What will my vision look like after LASIK?
LASIK can completely change your vision. By reshaping the eyeball, incoming light will now fall onto the retina as it should, producing a clear image of the world. You'll see things more vividly as LASIK improves or completely resolves ocular disorders like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Plus, with better visual acuity, you'll gain confidence and will be able to excel at your daily tasks and all the things you love doing—without fumbling around with glasses or having to deal with contact lenses. The results are also fast-acting, with many patients enjoying their newer, better vision within a day or two of their procedure. Your brighter view of the world will also be long-lasting, though LASIK cannot prevent further changes to the eye that may occur with age.
Explore the world's most popular laser vision correction system!
It's no wonder that LASIK is such a popular, promising laser vision correction system. Modern innovations have made it more effective than ever, and countless individuals enjoy clearer, more vivid vision through this well-practiced procedure. And how much easier would life be with improved eyesight?
Being able to see clearly can be a total game-changer no matter what you do. And you can explore the many benefits of LASIK by contacting us today at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana in Bloomington, IN!