LASIK Eye Surgery
Are you tired of wearing glasses? Is it burdensome to take out your contact lenses at the end of the day? LASIK might sound like the best way to move forward. This surgery can be used to help you see clearly, no matter how long you have been wearing glasses or contact lenses. Our eye doctors at Lavenburg Medical Group provide ophthalmology care for residents in and around Newark, Elkton, and Wilmington. If you are considering LASIK surgery, there are a few things you should know before your appointment.
How LASIK Works
LASIK eye surgery works by reshaping the cornea. A scalpel and laser are used to create a small incision and reshape the cornea so that you can see clearly. The procedure can take less than an hour, and you can get treatment on one or both eyes. Whether you live with astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness, this surgical procedure could be helpful. Even strong prescriptions can be helped with LASIK, which means you can say goodbye to those thick glasses and strong contact lens prescriptions that are harder to find.
The Benefits of LASIK
LASIK offers a variety of benefits. Surgery saves time and effort in the long run, helping you avoid buying more contact lenses and glasses. You will see a difference in the way you look, and you may have improved self-esteem when you have more control over the way you look. When you undergo eye surgery, you are also at a lower risk of eye infections than if you wear contact lenses. You no longer have to put the lenses in, which decreases the chance that bacteria will enter your eye.
The Best Candidates for LASIK Eye Surgery
You are a good candidate for surgery if you are over the age of 18, in generally good health, and have a strong immune system. You should not have eye diseases like glaucoma, dry eye, or macular degeneration. Your vision should be stable for at least a full year, and you should not be suffering from an eye injury.
See If Lasik Is Right for You at Lavenburg Medical Group
If you are looking for a professional and experienced ophthalmology doctor, Lavenburg Medical Group is here to help. We provide quality eye care for residents in Newark, Wilmington, and Elkton. Call our team today at (302) 993-0722 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.