LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, they may limit you from engaging in certain activities. LASIK helps you recover the ability to engage in these activities stress-free. LASIK has a lasting impact and improves the overall quality of your life.
The surgery benefits patients in many ways such as enjoying activities glasses-free. You need to take time off work to allow for recovery, lubricate your eyes, and wear sunglasses. Avoid strenuous activity, submerging your eyes in the water, and rubbing your eyes.
Before performing the surgery, the doctor will also investigate some factors that will ensure you enjoy the benefits of LASIK for a long time.
So, what are the long-term benefits of LASIK?
Prescription eyeglasses and lenses can restrict you from engaging in certain activities. With LASIK surgery, you get to regain that freedom. You can freely enjoy sports, travel, and other activities.
LASIK has the highest precision in correcting vision problems. It reshapes your cornea, allowing optimal vision correction that lasts longer than any other technology. The computer guides the laser to reshape your cornea to your specific needs.
The use of a laser instead of a blade improves the outcome of the surgery. It also makes it safer than earlier technologies. With the cleaner and more precise cuts, there is an improvement in eyesight and clear vision.
Once you heal from surgery, the effects are permanent. They last for a long time. But in rare cases, you can go back for revision surgeries. They improve the results of the surgery.
The surgery considers the health and thickness of your cornea. Otherwise, the doctor will not perform the surgery. Most people who have a healthy cornea walk away with 20/20 vision. Others will get 20/40 vision, which is still quite good. You will enjoy clear vision for a longer time than without surgery.
The surgery allows you to enjoy clear vision before age catches up. Recovery is quick, and you can return to work in about three days. Many patients benefit from a lifetime of clear vision without needing spectacles.
There are rare cases where the vision slowly returns to the earlier vision level before surgery. It is mainly due to cataracts, which is an age-related vision problem.
The upfront cost of LASIK may be expensive if you compare it to the cost of your eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, it is far lower than the long-term cost. Most adults will get a new pair of eyeglasses every year.
The same applies to contact lenses. LASIK will cost you an average of $2,000 to $3,000 per eye, and the results are long-term. The cost of LASIK surgery is not a recurring cost so, you will end up saving money.
For more information on the long-term benefits of LASIK, contact Special Eye Care at our office in Camp Springs, Maryland. You can call (301) 298-3241 to book an appointment today.