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									Why LASIK Is Right For You?
LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomieusis is a surgery for the eyes so that the
shape of the cornea changes permanently improving the vision and a person’s
dependency on glasses or contact lenses reduces. It may be useful in people who
are suffering from near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. Moreover, it
is said to have many advantages such as

High success rate up to 90%.

Little or no pain.

Vision gets corrected either immediately or day after.

Requires no bandages or stitches.

Further correction can be done by making adjustments years after the procedure.

Dramatically reduces a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses and in
some cases, eliminates their use altogether.

To see the images clearly, it is important that the cornea and lens properly bend
the light rays. Sometimes, because of imperfect eyeball, cornea or lens, the light
rays are not bent properly making the images to appear blurry. This is commonly
known as refractive error.

FDA and American Academy of Ophthalmology has developed guidelines as per
which a person looking for LASIK in Orange County should be at least 18 years of
age or, 21 years in some cases. A woman candidate should not be pregnant or
breastfeeding. Similarly, people who use prescription medicines such as Accutane
or oral predinosine are suffering from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus,
glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye or cataracts are suggested to avoid the

During an initial consultation, the surgeon will give the patient an overview of
what they can expect during and after the procedure. Also, the patient’s medical
history is evaluated and tests are conducted where the surgeon measures corneal
thickness, refraction, corneal mapping, air pressure and pupil dilation. The
patients are also encouraged to ask any questions they have after which if they
want to undergo the procedure, they need to sign consent form where it is stated
that the patient completely understands the risks, benefits, alternative options
and complications of the procedure.

LASIK surgery in Orange County is an outpatient procedure and may take 10-15
minutes to be performed. During the procedure, the surgeon administers an
anesthesia in the form of eye drop. It numbs the eye’s surface and the patient
remains awake through the whole session. In a single session, the surgery may be
done either for one eye or both eyes. The post-surgery period may require the
patient to avoid swimming, hot tubs, whirlpools, contact sports, lotions, creams
and eye-make up for up to 2-4 weeks.

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