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How LASIK Is A Life-Changing Procedure?

June 3, 2022

Introduction

LASIK is an acronym for ‘laser-in-situ keratomileusis’. It is a common and popular surgery for correcting refractive errors. Refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism can be treated with LASIK. The surgery works by reshaping the cornea using laser technology thereby allowing the light to travel without any obstacle onto the retina that is located in the back of the eye.

It is a very fast procedure and recovery time is rapid. You can get rid of wearing glasses and contact lenses. If you are a regular lens or glass wearer, you know the struggle of using them daily. LASIK can be the best solution for you to eliminate all your daily troubles.

If you ask, ‘Is LASIK a life-changing procedure’ then the answer is ‘yes. It can give you the dream vision that you want for a long time.

Why should you choose LASIK over Glasses and Contacts?

Glasses
You might discover that glasses are more convenient than any other visual aids. But everything has its advantages along with disadvantages.

  • Glasses can’t always be flexible. Some are rigid and breakable.
  • If you prefer to go with trends, you have to spend a lot of your money on glasses. Because you are very well aware that trends will change almost every year or even in six months. So considering glasses as a fashion accessory will cost you.
  • In winters, glasses will fog up. You have to keep cleaning them again and again, that will become too frustrating sometimes.
  • You have to take a cleaner and cleaning cloth along with you all the time. Using something else as the cleaner can scratch your lenses.

Contacts
People who don’t like wearing glasses prefer contact lenses in their day to day life.

  • Wearing contacts is not an easy task at all. Touching your eye is also scary sometimes.
  • It takes too much time and care in handling and storage of lenses
  • You can’t carry your contacts easily while travelling. You have to take all the accessories along with it. If you leave any of them, it will become problematic to you.
  • Contact lenses generally make your eyes dry. You have to keep a solution for your eyes to keep your eyes from getting dry.
  • You also risk getting an eye infection.

Why do you hesitate to get LASIK?

As eyes are the most sensitive part of the body, it is natural to have many questions regarding the procedure that claims to give a life-changing experience. You might wonder about the safety of the procedure. The procedure might seem scary to you. But after getting reviews from patients you can get total satisfaction about the procedure and you can go for LASIK without any fear.

Reasons for getting LASIK

  • LASIK is a procedure in which there is negligible pain.
  • It is a procedure with no bandages or stitches
  • LASIK allows retouches after years to correct new refractive errors
  • Rapid recovery
  • Experience improved vision within a few hours
  • You do not have to spend money on expensive glasses, contact lenses and other accessories.

Expenses of the LASIK eye surgery
The cost of surgery depends upon the complexity of the refractive error of the surgery but the approximate expense for the surgery is in the range of Rs. 95,000 to 1,45,000.

Pre-operative care

  • You are recommended to not wear contact lenses 24 hours prior to surgery
  • Do not wear makeup, perfume or any hair product before the procedure
  • Do not wear wool or fleece
  • Do not drive to the hospital yourself. Having a relative or friend with you is advisable.

Post-operative care

  • You should wear clear glasses for the next 48 hours after the surgery.
  • You have to use eyedrops in the post operative period for upto a month, until there is complete healing.
  • You can also use eye drops whenever your eyes feel dry.
  • You should not rub your eyes.
  • Do not use any screen such as TV, computer or smartphones for prolonged hours.
  • You can read books for limited time.
  • Stop drinking alcohol.
  • Say no to smoking.
  • Avoid driving for a week

Conclusion

LASIK can give you visual freedom. It is a precise procedure that allows you to enjoy your daily activities. You do not need to wear glasses and contact lenses all the time. It has wonderful outcomes with no cut and stitch procedure. You can say goodbye to your old glasses and contact lenses with LASIK.

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