Wearing prescription eyeglasses or contacts isn’t always convenient for an active lifestyle. If you’d like to improve your vision on a more permanent basis, LASIK eye surgery could be your solution. This low-risk procedure can treat nearsightedness and farsightedness as well as astigmatism, mitigating the need for contacts and glasses. Here, Crane Eye Care in Lihue, HI, shares four questions they frequently answer about LASIK.
Learn About LASIK with These 4 FAQs
1. How Does LASIK Work?
This procedure uses a non-thermal laser to change the shape of the cornea. Flattening the cornea can improve nearsightedness. Treatment for farsightedness requires steepening the cornea. Smoothing the cornea can help with astigmatisms.
2. How Long Is Recovery?
During this surgery, your eyes will be anesthetized with special eye drops. The process itself takes less than an hour for both eyes. By the end of the day, your vision should be better than before the operation, and you should even be able to operate a vehicle. You’ll likely see further improvements in your vision over the next month or so.
3. Should I Do Both Eyes at Once?
If both of your eyes need surgery, you should have them taken care of in one appointment. Because LASIK recovery is so quick, you won’t have trouble seeing for more than a day. Having your eyes treated separately will only inconvenience you as your eyes strain to consolidate their differing vision.
4. How Do I Know if I’m Eligible for LASIK?
Ask your eye doctor if your vision will benefit from LASIK and if you meet eligibility for the procedure. Requirements include having healthy eyes and stable vision for a year. You should also find out if your vision insurance has LASIK coverage so you can budget accordingly.
LASIK will improve your vision and your confidence, so make an appointment to discuss your eligibility with in-house surgeon Dr. Timothy Crane at Crane Eye Care. This office’s extensive history with the procedure and knowledge of optical health allow them to provide exceptional care during and after surgery. Visit their website for information on their LASIK services, and call (808) 246-0110 for a free LASIK consultation.