What is Lasik?
Lasik is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and many other vision problems. It is a two-step procedure, with the first step being the creation of the corneal flap. The next step is the doctoring of the inner cornea with the patient’s prescription. The surgeon places a new curve onto the cornea’s surface when the corneal flap is open. This causes the shape of the cornea to change which makes it focus light more precisely on the cornea. This causes it to take place of the patient’s glasses and contacts.
Why get Lasik?
The first reason to get LASIK is that it is permanent most of the times! Here in Lasik Calgary, we care about your self-esteem and nothing boost your self-esteem like getting rid of your glasses and seeing the world with your two eyes! There isn’t a long recovery time so you can start seeing the world just a few hours after your Lasik surgery. You would never have to go through the discomfort of wearing glasses and worst of all putting on contacts! Also, most people who get Lasik done report having better vision than when they were glasses and or contacts. As you can see there are many reasons to get a Lasik and rest assured since we at Lasik Edmonton have top quality surgeons!
What to expect after the surgery
The first thing you should know is that LASIK is an extremely safe procedure, especially if you have great surgeons like we do at Lasik Edmonton! However, you should expect some discomfort in the eye 2-4 hours after the surgery. Some people get LASIK without feeling any discomfort at all. However, if you do feel any discomfort be sure to not rub your eyes. You may also have some red spots on your eyes, this normal and it will disappear in a few weeks time. You may also have dry eyes which the surgeon will give prescription eye drop for but other than that LASIK is an extremely safe procedure with lifelong lasting benefits!