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Close up of blue eye with laser effects over itLASIK is a popular elective procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Most patients who undergo LASIK end up with 20/20 vision or better!

LASIK is one of the most popular elective surgeries in the country. It also comes with a 96% success rate for patients who have had it.

What Is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for laser in-situ keratomileusis. During LASIK, a laser corrects the eyesight by reshaping tissue under the cornea.

This allows light entering the eye to focus onto the retina, creating clearer vision. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Who Is A Good Candidate For LASIK?

Although LASIK is a life-changing procedure, it’s not right for everyone. It is important to talk to your doctor about whether LASIK surgery is right for you.

LASIK surgery is generally done on adults, whose eyes are relatively healthy.

group of diverse peopleOther factors that go into LASIK candidacy include:

  • stable vision that hasn’t changed in at least a year
  • not suffering from conditions like dry eye before undergoing LASIK
  • not having cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy
  • being able to heal normally and not having any autoimmune conditions
  • not being currently pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • being at least 18 years old
  • having thick enough corneas to safely undergo LASIK

There are other factors that go into LASIK candidacy, so make sure to discuss them with your eye doctor.

What Happens During A LASIK Consultation?

Diagram of Blade-free LASIK stepsIf you think you may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, you must schedule a LASIK consultation. During your evaluation, your doctor will talk about what to expect during and after LASIK.

Your medical history will be taken, and your eyes will need to be fully examined. After completing your consultation, your doctor will discuss if you’re a candidate. If you’re not, there are other vision correction options you may be better suited for.

What Happens When You Get LASIK?

LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in your doctor’s office.

Before the procedure, you will receive numbing drops and your eye will be kept in place with a suction ring. Once the surgery begins, your doctor will create a flap in the cornea of the eye.

There are no blades used during LASIK anymore. All reshaping of corneal tissue occurs using lasers. Using the computer-controlled laser, the doctor reshapes the cornea to improve your vision.

To correct nearsightedness, the doctor flattens the cornea. To correct farsightedness, the cornea gets made steeper.

For astigmatism, the doctor uses the excimer laser to smooth an irregular cornea. The reshaping of the cornea is often completed in less than a minute.

Once the corneal reshaping is over, the doctor repositions the flap. There are no stitches needed, since the flap reattaches on its own.

Customized LASIK Treatment with iDESIGN

Next Generation of Customized LASIK Treatment

The new iDESIGN Refractive Studio provides surgeons with the ability to deliver one-of-a-kind custom laser vision correction for each patient to have excellent visual outcomes following their LASIK procedure.

  • Next generation LASIK platform that measures the eye inside and out to enable highly precise personalized vision correction
  • Only available LASIK platform indicated for monovision LASIK in presbyopic myopic patients

Next Generation of Customized LASIK Treatment

The new iDESIGN Refractive Studio provides surgeons with the ability to deliver one-of-a-kind custom laser vision correction for each patient to have excellent visual outcomes following their LASIK procedure.

  • Next generation LASIK platform that measures the eye inside and out to enable highly precise personalized vision correction
  • Only available LASIK platform indicated for monovision LASIK in presbyopic myopic patients
  • 25 times more precise than the traditional way of measuring refractive errors which rely on subjective input1

What’s Recovering After LASIK Like?

Woman playing with her child on bedSince numbing drops are used during the procedure, patients experience very little pain. The recuperation period from LASIK is not long.

Patients report a significant improvement in vision almost immediately after LASIK. This only continues to get better over time. While recovering after LASIK, you can get back to enjoying many of your normal activities.

You should avoid swimming for at least a month while your eyes continue healing. This includes swimming in lakes, pools, hot tubs, and the ocean.

Most patients feel well enough to go back to work a day or two after LASIK! This depends on the individual patient’s needs.

After undergoing LASIK surgery, most patients no longer need glasses or contacts. That improved vision ends up saving thousands of dollars a year. Getting LASIK can be good for your wallet as well!

LASIK Surgery in Lexington, Kentucky

At Huffman & Huffman P.S.C., our doctors are experienced surgeons who are board certified. We are only trained in the latest technology.

We have successfully performed hundreds of LASIK procedures with proven success. We are a family-owned business that prides itself on our excellent patient care.

Schedule a LASIK consultation at Huffman & Huffman, P.S.C. in Lexington, KY and say goodbye to glasses for good!

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