Is Laser Vision Correction The Right Choice For You?

young woman in blue shirt closing one eye with hand and smiling. Around 700,000 laser vision surgeries are performed annually in the United States. The satisfaction rate of patients who have had laser vision surgery is remarkably high. Laser vision surgery may seem interesting, but you may not know if it’s right for you. We’ll discuss what laser vision correction is and if it’s right for you in this blog post.

How does laser vision correction work?

Laser vision correction is a popular and effective way to improve your vision. But how does it work? 

Laser vision correction uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear, round dome at the front of the eye. This helps improve how light enters the eye and focuses on the retina. By reshaping the cornea, the laser can correct refractive errors, such as: 

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia, a condition that causes difficulty reading up close

The procedure is usually quick and painless, and most people see a significant improvement in their vision afterward. If you’re considering laser vision correction, talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.

How does laser vision correction work?

Laser vision correction is a refractive surgery used to improve vision problems. An ophthalmologist performs the FDA-approved surgery.

Laser vision correction can provide several benefits, including:

  • Improved vision
  • Decreased dependence on glasses or contact lenses
  • Reduced risk of certain eye problems
  • Improved quality of life

Laser vision correction: what are the risks?

Laser vision correction is a safe and effective way to improve your vision. All medical procedures, however, come with some risks. 

The most common risks include: 

  • Dry eyes 
  • Glare or halos around lights 
  • Night vision problems 
  • Under-correction or over-correction of your vision 

Laser vision correction surgery is generally safe, and most people experience no problems. However, talking to your doctor about all the risks before surgery is essential.

Is laser vision correction right for you?

You may be a good candidate for laser vision correction if you have a vision problem that glasses or contact lenses cannot correct. There are many different types of laser vision correction; the kind that is right for you depends on your situation. 

Are you considering laser vision correction surgery? You can count on us to help if that’s the case. Keamy Eye & Laser Center is the place to go if you’re looking for an eye doctor. Contact us at 508-836-8733.

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