What Is LASIK?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is by far the most sought-after refractive treatment in the eye health industry. Millions of patients around the world have had this transformative surgery and are thrilled with their new vision. Laser vision correction surgery is FDA-approved and can reduce or fully correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism by precisely altering the shape of the cornea, allowing light to center properly on the retina. The best aspects of LASIK are that it is remarkably quick, almost completely pain-free, and gives long-term results.
At Heart of America Eye Care, our goal is for all patients to live life with clearer vision. We appreciate that blurry vision can have a tremendous impact on everyday life and that receiving the sharpest vision possible can enrich everything from studying to favorite pastimes. Arrange an appointment at one of our centers in Shawnee Mission or Overland Park, KS, or Belton, MO soon to receive a LASIK consultation with a highly skilled specialist to learn if laser vision correction might be the best option for you. You might be one step closer to reducing or even eliminating your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
How Is LASIK Performed?
At Heart of America Eye Care, LASIK is a fast, beneficial vision correction procedure. Usually, the procedure lasts fewer than 10 minutes in total, and is relatively pain-free. Before the surgery, your eyes will be completely numbed with eye drops to ensure the most comfort. Next, a suction ring will be put on top of each eye to ensure your eyes can't move. You won't be able to see this device and should only feel a bit of tension on the eye. Next, we will utilize the innovative laser instrument to create a very thin corneal flap. We will then delicately fold the flap out of the way to use the laser to recontour the underlying corneal tissue. As soon as this is complete, we will bring the flap back into position. Incredibly, it will then self-heal with no need for sutures. Usually, people who receive LASIK can have clearer vision right after the procedure.
Clearer Vision With LASIK
Modern advancements in LASIK technology are enabling countless individuals to undergo laser refractive surgery. If you have been advised before that you weren't a candidate for LASIK, schedule an appointment at Heart of America Eye Care to check whether that's still the case. If you aren't a good candidate for LASIK, you could be a candidate for one of the other correction surgeries we offer. Contact one of our locations in Overland Park or Shawnee Mission, KS, or Belton, MO for more information.