Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts? Does your naturally-poor eyesight interfere with your life? If so, you’ve probably wondered about your options at least once. It’s time you look into getting LASIK surgery at Eye Care Professionals in Reno, NV. Before we discuss whether this is the right option of treatment for you, let’s first go over exactly what LASIK is.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is the shorthand term for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is today’s most widely performed type of vision correction. Why is it so popular? Because it works! This surgery consists of creating a flap in the eye’s cornea, then using a special laser to precisely sculpt the cornea to the correct shape. While it sounds pretty high-tech, it is actually a brief procedure that only takes a few minutes.

Is LASIK right for me?

The shortest answer would be to say LASIK is for anyone with eye problems who wants to correct them! LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism for many people. This technology is approved for people with Myopia, Hyperopia, Mixed Astigmatism and for Monovision in Presbyopic Myopic patients.

Because LASIK decreases or eliminates your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, it is ideal for those who require uncorrected vision for their job. This includes law enforcement or firefighting. Perhaps you have other daily activities or hobbies being affected, like swimming. If your glasses or contact lenses interfere with your sports and recreation, this means you may be a good candidate for LASIK. It is also common for patients to have LASIK because of decreased tolerance for wearing contact lenses. Many people decide they are tired of the hassle or the long-term costs associated with contact lenses. 

Where should you get LASIK?

For those in the Reno, NV area, the right choice is Eye Care Professionals. We offer patients the next generation of personalized LASIK treatment, the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio from Johnson & Johnson Vision. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio is the only system to use topography integrated, wavefront-guided technology. This allows our doctors to take a precise measurement of the eye, inside and out, to deliver a LASIK procedure personalized to the individual patient. Amazingly, iDESIGN® is 25 times more precise than conventional measurements, offering you one-of-a-kind custom laser vision correction

If you have any of the eye conditions mentioned above, it’s time you look seriously into getting LASIK surgery. Finally, you have the opportunity to achieve better vision! Request an appointment today to ask more questions. Our friendly and professional staff is happy to answer them! Dr. Mills will be happy to explain your personalized solutions at the time of your consultation. We can be reached by calling (775) 322-1000.