LASIK was approved by the FDA in the 1990s. Since that time, it has become one of the most popular and sought procedures in America. By providing permanent vision correction in a rapid, outpatient procedure, LASIK offers seemingly endless advantages.
The LASIK procedure has a very simple purpose—reshape the cornea with a highly focused beam of light, resulting in permanent vision correction. Following LASIK in Orange County, patients can see at any distance, defeating the need for eyeglasses or contacts. At Atlantis Eyecare, our LASIK surgeons have been in this field for decades, giving you total assurance of a good result. To learn more about what our patients call the best LASIK eye surgery Long Beach offers, please read below or call our office today.
What can LASIK correct?
For qualified patients, LASIK can correct any number of vision problems. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK can restore vision to 20/20, but sometimes improves vision even further. While this is certainly convenient, it actually improves patients’ overall quality of life, freeing them from the burden of glasses or contacts.
LASIK vs Lenses
While LASIK offers 20/20 vision, patients may wonder the difference between LASIK and simply continuing to wear contacts or glasses. The difference is rather simple—with an artificial lens, vision will never be as clear or natural as it is after LASIK. Glasses have frames that interfere with peripheral vision. Contacts take time to put in and can become irritated. Additionally, the quality of vision is simply higher when one is seeing with his or her own, natural eye. Patients of LASIK find this aspect difficult to describe, but can only say that it is a drastic improvement from artificial lenses.
How LASIK Works
With three simple, rapid steps, LASIK can effectively restore 20/20 vision:
- The surgeon creates a flap in the cornea.
- The surgeon lifts the flap, giving him access to the corneal tissue. This allows him to apply a laser to reshape the cornea.
- Next, the flap is replaced, where it heals rapidly. In most cases, patients can return to their normal routine the following day.
Following LASIK, most patients report an immediate improvement in vision. This will only improve as the eyes heal, with the final results settling in after about a week. Without the need for artificial vision correction, patients report a dramatically improved quality of life. If you’re considering LASIK, the next step is a consultation with an eye care specialist. Please call us today to set an appointment.
Your Results Are the Top Priority
With our goal of providing the best LASIK surgery Long Beach has available, the expert surgeons at Atlantis treat each patient with the care and attention to detail he or she deserves. Each of our LASIK surgeons have individually performed thousands of LASIK procedures, ensuring your LASIK will be smooth, comfortable and effective. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.