What Does LASIK Involve?

When it comes to eye issues, there are several approaches a person may take to handle them. Glasses and contacts are common solutions, but they are not right for everyone. One solution a person may try is LASIK from a trusted optometrist such as Complete Eye Care in Lawton, OK. But what does the LASIK process involve?


What is LASIK?

LASIK — or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis — is a form of eye surgery that involves a cutting laser that changes the shape of the dome of clear tissue to improve your vision. This process does not work 100 percent of the time, and no surgery has perfect results all the time. However, the success rate for LASIK is rather high, and you should be able to achieve 20/20 vision.

While the changes made by the LASIK procedure are permanent, it is important to understand that your eye can still change internally. Because of this, certain people are not advised to get LASIK. For example, since children's eyes are still developing, having LASIK performed on them may result in their vision needing to be fine-tuned relatively quickly compared to if the procedure was performed on an adult.

How is LASIK Performed?

While an optometrist has several responsibilities they handle concerning your eye health, they are not specifically trained to handle LASIK eye surgery. These responsibilities fall in the lap of an ophthalmologist licensed to perform such surgeries.

Before anything is done, your eye doctor will want to perform an eye exam to know exactly what is wrong, if anything, with your vision or eye health. Your eye doctor will perform several tests to verify this, including an eye chart to test your visual acuity, a retinoscopy to gauge eye health  (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or other issues), and other approaches.

LASIK is a good solution for people who suffer from myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. However, certain conditions may prevent you from being able to get LASIK. To better understand what these conditions are, talk to your eye doctor about getting an eye exam as soon as you are able.

Quality Optometry Services in Lawton, OK

Whatever you decide to go with for your eye health, you should get in contact with a trusted optometrist at Complete Eye Care today. We serve multiple areas, including Lawton and Newcastle, OK. Call us today at (580) 355-2020 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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