LASIK Eye Surgery Continue To Be The Leading Vision Correction Procedure in Michigan
The struggle of wearing glasses is enough to make anyone long for the day when they can experience great sight through LASIK or other laser eye surgery procedures. Those that don’t have this problem will never understand, they will never know the struggle is real! The constant adjusting, getting the right fit, cleaning, worried about scratching and/or the need to remove before bed and putting them on first thing in the morning. Most patients tell us the biggest benefit of LASIK eye surgery is that they are able to finally get rid of their glasses.
Many patients spend hundreds of dollars a year on exams, lenses, frames and contacts. Through LASIK, you can achieve great vision immediately and finally rid yourself of glasses and contacts. LASIK is the most commonly used laser eye surgery procedure. LASIK (or laser in-situ keratomileusis) is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. People are selecting this surgery to treat their vision disabilities, and every year about 600,000 Americans get LASIK to treat farsightedness, nearsightedness or astigmatism resulting in clearer vision.
If you’re considering laser eye surgery, here are some of the benefits of LASIK eye surgery
- Painless procedure:
LASIK is not painful. Oral valium and topical numbing drops are used to ensure you will be comfortable during your procedure. The straightforward and quick procedure along with the simple aftercare is the reason LASIK is the most popular way of correcting your vision.
- Immediate recovery:
While the vision is blurry the day of the procedure, by the following day most patients see well enough to drive themselves to their postoperative appointment and to go to work. We do recommend looking away from screens every 20 minutes to reduce eyestrain during the recovery process.
- Long-lasting results:
Though it may take a few weeks or a month for your vision to adjust completely, once it does, you can expect excellent vision. Nevertheless, your eye prescription can change with time and further follow-ups may be required later in life based on your eyes.
- Faster results:
The results of the LASIK surgery are quicker and faster than other procedures such as PRK. Though you will be unable to drive yourself home after the LASIK eye surgery procedure, most people return to their daily lifestyles and routines after 24 hours.
It seems a little odd to hear that the LASIK surgery can save you money, but it does over your lifetime. Think about the annual cost of eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts; those add up over the years. With laser eye surgery, the cost is recovered over time and the improvement in lifestyle not having to wear glasses and contacts is priceless.
- No more eyewear:
The relief cannot be described. Imagine the ability to wear those sunglasses you’ve always wanted! There will also be no need to put your glasses on before driving or getting into the pool. You can swim, drive or watch TV whenever you want without worrying to get those contacts or glasses on.
- Improved opportunities:
There are many job opportunities which require 20/20 vision, at first you were unable to be a potential candidate for those opportunities. Now you will have the capability to apply wherever you want, there will be no flaw left in you that you cannot improve.
- Enhance sports freedom:
Imagine playing a sport while wearing glasses, it is quite difficult. You don’t want your glasses to break in the middle of the game or get hurt by it. LASIK will help you to get rid of these frustrating issues of sweat dripping on the glasses or wearing the sports goggles. You will have the freedom to be a part of any recreational activity you like because your vision is now sharper than ever before.
- No More Contact Lens Problems:
Wearing contacts can lead to a number of eye irritations and problems. As there is a constant need of touching your eyes while putting on or taking off the contacts, you are at increased risk. Lots of people suffer from infections, red eyes, sore eyes, dry eyes and/or blurred vision from wearing contacts. These are all common problems related to improper care of your lenses, wearing them too long or simply wearing them.
- No More Lost or Slipping of Contacts:
If you wear contacts, you probably have been met with the incident when you are unable to find your len, sometimes it’s slipped deeply behind your eye or has fallen out. Both cases are extremely frustrating and make you wish you just wore your glasses.
If you have been thinking about LASIK or any other laser eye surgery procedures, contact one of our two Detroit, Michigan area offices to schedule your free consultation. Akler Eye Center is one of Michigan’s top LASIK eye surgery centers. At Akler Eye Center you can say hello to clear vision with LASIK surgery.
Michelle Akler, MD
Akler Eye Center
Sterling Heights & Dearborn