LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery is right for you. After all, LASIK surgery has a good track record and most people are satisfied with the results.

However, LASIK surgery isn’t the most appropriate vision-correction option for everyone, and it’s not without risks. Read on to determine whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery.

When is LASIK surgery a good choice?

LASIK surgery is a type of refractive eye surgery. During the procedure, an eye surgeon creates a flap in the cornea, and then uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct focusing problems in the eye. LASIK surgery is most appropriate for people who have a moderate degree of:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia), in which you see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia), in which you can see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects are blurry
  • Astigmatism, which causes overall blurry vision

A good surgical outcome depends on careful evaluation of your eyes before the surgery.

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