I’m Sick of Wearing Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses: Can I Get Lasik Surgery?

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Most people who have eye issues correct these issues by wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, these solutions are not without fault. Eyeglasses are expensive to repair or replace if they break and contact lenses can be tedious to put on and take off. If you’re sick of eyeglasses and contact lenses, consider getting laser eye surgery.

Does Lasik Surgery Provide Permanent Results?

During laser eye surgery, better known as Lasik, the ophthalmologist uses a laser to cut against the curvature of your cornea, removing corneal tissue until the curvature is modified. Thus, the very nature of laser eye surgery means it will produce permanent results. 

But bear in mind, exceptions apply. Your cornea has been altered permanently; however, you may later develop other conditions that impair your vision. For example, Lasik will not prevent you from developing glaucoma. Furthermore, if your eyes become injured from physical trauma, your previous Lasik procedure is not likely to mitigate the damage caused by the physical trauma. 

Who Can Get Lasik Surgery?

You may be a candidate for Lasik surgery if:

  • You are 18 or older.
  • Your eyes have reached maturity.
  • Your eyeglass prescription has remained unchanged for at least two years.
  • You do not have any recent eye trauma.
  • You are not on medication that can impact your eye recovery. 

Our list is not exhaustive. You should consult an eye surgeon trained in laser eye surgery to get complete answers to whether you’re a suitable candidate for Lasik. Until then, in addition to the above list, there are no age restrictions to Lasik candidacy. You can get laser eye surgery at any age, as long as you’re in good health and meet the doctor’s qualifications.

Contact Seasoned Lasik Eye Surgery Doctors

Richens Eye Center is the only practice in southern Utah that offers Lasik. The other ophthalmologists use blades to perform corrective eye surgery. Laser eye surgery is inherently safer than bladed eye surgery. Bladed eye surgery has a greater risk of injuring your cornea and retina. If you want to improve your vision and reduce the risk of eye injury during your surgical procedure, trust Richens Eye Center. We provide quality care that’s precise and cost-effective. Call one of our locations to schedule a consultation for Lasik surgery.

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