Tired of Glasses and Contacts?
If you’re looking into LASIK vision correction, it’s probably because you know how much of a pain glasses and contacts can be.
Sure, glasses can be a fashion statement, but they can also just get in the way. They’re a hassle during your favourite activities, and they block your beautiful eyes from the world. If they’re not getting smudged, they’re getting knocked off – enough already!
Contacts show your eyes off, but they’ve got their own set of problems. All the supplies you have to buy, the constant cleaning procedures and checkups, lost lenses and allergies- enough!
Now, imagine life without contacts & glasses- the simplicity, the freedom to do what you want without worry. That’s what LASIK surgery can give you.
Is Laser vision correction right for you?
First things first-before you even think about surgery, you’ll need to have an initial consultation with your surgeon, just to make sure you (and your eyes) are ideal for laser vision correction. In addition to testing your vision, to verify that it’s actually within the range that laser surgery can help, your doctor also will check that your prescription has been stable for at least the past year. If your vision is still changing, you might have to wait for surgery. (And speaking of waiting, you have to be at leat 18 and sometimes 21 to consent to surgery).
What makes LASIK unique?
At SRINIVAS EYE HOSPITAL, Lasik Laser Vision Correction combines today’s most advanced surgical technologies into a procedure optimized for your ideal vision. You see, in the past, some LASIK procedures simply reshaped your eye based on your current glasses or contact lens prescription as a result, everyone with the same prescription received the same treatment, without taking into account the unique attributes that make your eyes special.
Lasik is different. Utilizing the advanced diagnostic technology of the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Laser System, lasik actually creates a “map” of your eyes. This “map” is your own personal vision profile, capturing your eyes one-of-a-kind quirks and characteristics. By using your ‘map” as a guide, your surgeon is better able to personalize the LASIK procedure, for your best results.
They’re your eyes – make sure they’re at their very best, with LASIK.
LASIK – THE BIG DAY AT LAST!
Start to finish, LASIK only takes a few minutes. Here’s the rundown:
Before LASIK begins, you’ll receive a series of anesthetic drops in each eye. These drops will numb your eyes and help ensure that LASIK is virtually painless – at most, you may feel some light pressure.
Once your eyes are numb, you’ll be asked to lie down on a table under the laser equipmenet. Throughout the procedure, you’ll be asked to focus on a small blinking light above you. Don’t worry if your eyes move a tiny bit – the Allegretto wave Eye-Q-Laser uses sophisticated eye-tracking technology, so it can keep up.
Your surgeon will begin Lasik by pulling back a thin layer of tissue from your cornea, exposing the underlying tissue so your surgeon can more easily reshape it.
From there, your surgeon will apply small, rapid “bursts” of the laser to carefully reshape your cornea – flat areas may be made rounder, curved areas may be flattened, etc.
The personalized “map” of your eyes will help guide the laser, making sure you receive the precise treatment you need, while still maintaining an ideal, natural shape.
Once your eye has been reshaped, the doctor will put the outer layer of tissue back into place, where it acts as a natural “bandage”. No need for stitches here!