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It is hard for people with vision problems to imagine walking into a clinic, and leaving later in the same day with 20/20 vision.
Is Lasik Surgery for You? It is hard for people with vision problems to imagine walking into a clinic, and leaving later in the same day with 20/20 vision. However, thanks to new technology in the last 20 years it is safe and possible to do this! Andrew Caster, a popular name in Los Angeles lasik surgery, can wholeheartedly recommend the procedure as he had it done himself in 1996 to correct his nearsightedness and astigmatism. This inspired him to work as a lasik surgeon himself and he has continued to do so almost exclusively since his own surgery. Andrew Caster is a good example of an ophthalmologist who cares about his patients. He says that he advises 30% of his patients not to undergo laser vision correction because they are not ideal candidates! Attention to patients’ needs and best interests is a very important quality one should look for in a lasik surgeon. Lasik surgery really is a revolutionary process. The procedure uses pulses of invisible, ultraviolet light to remove a microscopic layer from the front surface of the eye, changing the curvature of the cornea. To correct nearsightedness, the cornea must be made flatter. To correct farsightedness, the curvature of the cornea must be increased. To correct astigmatism, the curvature must be altered in one specific direction. What is really amazing is that the total treatment usually takes less than one minute of actual laser application. Unfortunately, with more correction comes a greater risk of complications. Usually patients who have mild vision problems see better results as there is less to correct during the procedure. On the other hand, if there are still problems after the procedure, it is usually possible to do a second procedure to make sure the results are satisfactory to the patient. News articles and blogs across the internet will tell you different things about Lasik surgery. Some say that the surgery has worked wonders for them, while others say that it made their eyesight worse and it was months before side effects such as blurriness, glare, and light halos disappear. As long as you understand the risks and discuss them with your ophthalmologist, it is a safe procedure, but there are always people who are happy with glasses and contacts and do not want to invest in a procedure that they don’t think will work for them. If you are considering getting lasik Los Angeles or Beverly Hills clinics may be pricier, but the doctors are often very qualified and experienced! At the end of the day, you can always earn your money back but lasik performed by an under-qualified ophthalmologist can damage your eyes irrevocably.
"Is Lasik Surgery for You?"