Are you tired of wearing contacts or glasses? You may think, “Sure, but I don’t have any other options.” Actually, this is not true. A LASIK procedure means you could wake up each and every morning without the vision problems that require you to need these items!

What is a LASIK Procedure?

Your vision problems all boil down to how light hits your eye. This is true for all of the main vision issues. When light doesn’t focus on your retina the way it should, your vision is blurry. Doctors call this a “refractive error.” The three basic types of refractive errors include:

#1 Nearsightedness (Myopia). You see things clearly when they’re close to you, but things farther away are blurry.

#2 Farsightedness (Hyperopia). You see faraway things more clearly, but closer things are blurry.

#3 Astigmatism. This can make everything blurry because of how your eye is shaped.

 A LASIK procedure fixes these! LASIK is an acronym which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It is a popular surgery that can correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or who have astigmatism. It works by reshaping your cornea, the clear front part of your eye, so that light focuses on the retina in the back of your eye.

What are the Advantages of a LASIK Procedure?

It may sound a little scary to have surgery on your eyes, and we understand that. That is why we want to tell you all about the amazing advantages of a LASIK procedure. These include:

#1 LASIK has already helped countless people. It’s been around for over 25 years. For many people, this fact alone is enough to conquer their fear. You won’t be the first person to have a LASIK procedure done. In fact. you won’t even be the one millionth! 

#2 It’s highly effective. In general, you have a very good chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better.  About 96% of patients reach their vision goals afterward. An enhancement can raise this number even more.

#3 It isn’t painful. You’re very well cared for here at Eye Care Professionals of Reno. There’s very little, if any, pain involved. LASIK surgery is usually completed in 30 minutes or less. You may be given medicine to help you relax. After numbing drops are placed in your eye, your doctor uses an instrument to hold your eyelids open and the procedure begins.

#4 Recovery is quick and easy. There aren’t any bandages or stitches with LASIK. You’ll probably have blurred vision at first, but virtually all patients have much better uncorrected vision the morning after surgery. However, very nearsighted or very farsighted patients may take a week or longer before achieving their best vision.

#5 You can opt for an enhancement later on. As briefly mentioned above, you can get an enhancement if your natural vision is very poor and you don’t quite reach 20/20 on the first try. If your vision changes as you age, your doctor can adjust it.

#6 You will be free of glasses of contacts! This is the reason most people are so excited for their LASIK procedure. You probably won’t need to use glasses or contacts as much, or at all, after LASIK. Nationally, more than 8 out of 10 people who’ve undergone a LASIK procedure no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for most of their activities. 

Trust Eye Professionals of Reno for Your LASIK Procedure

A LASIK procedure is today’s most widely performed type of vision correction. It consists of creating a flap in the eye’s cornea, then using a special laser to precisely sculpt the cornea to the correct shape. This brief procedure requires only a few minutes, and then it’ll be over. You’ll have the eyesight you always dreamed of!

We offer patients the next generation of personalized LASIK procedures, 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, which allows our doctors to take a precise measurement of your eye, inside and out, to deliver a LASIK procedure personalized to the individual patient. Because of this, our results are better than the national averages!