Everything You Need to Know Before a Laser Eye Surgery

personalEYES | 6 Jun 2019

Everything You Need to Know Before a Laser Eye Surgery

If you’re considering laser vision correction, LASIK surgery is one of the most successful and common options. When planning for LASIK there are a few things that you’ll want to take into consideration. After all, LASIK has one of the highest rates of success in vision correction, and there isn’t much of a recovery time involved. However, it is still a surgery that requires time to consider whether it’s right for you.

At personalEYES, we specialise in a range of ophthalmology procedures, including LASIK; this is a life changing decision and should not be taken lightly. If you are considering this procedure, you should speak with your ophthalmologist and consider a few of the questions below.

Am I at the right age for LASIK?

LASIK or any other laser surgery for vision impairment shouldn’t be performed on just anyone. It’s important to consider that eyes and visual acuity can fluctuate until you’re about the age of 18 years old. You will not be suitable for LASIK if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or going through menopause.

What are the benefits of laser eye surgery?

Some of the main reasons people opt to go for this type of vision correction is that it is convenient and safe. Additionally, LASIK is a painless procedure with a short recovery time. A LASIK patient will go on seeing clearly within 24 hours of the surgery. But more importantly, you’ll no longer need to wear corrective eyewear.

What’s the difference between the different laser surgeries

Laser surgery is a broad term that can cover many different types of laser eye surgeries. All laser vision correction procedure involves reshaping the cornea to allow light to focus onto the retina accurately. After the procedure there is no longer a need for glasses or contact lenses.

What is Custom LASIK?

Like a fingerprint, all eyes are unique. The wavefront technology of custom LASIK allows for a more customised experience. This means that in addition to treating your refractive error, we can also adjust subtle Imperfections and scattered light errors. Custom LASIK by personalEYES is the most effective way of any LASIK procedure to achieve the best vision possible.

How should I prepare for LASIK?

Before your LASIK procedure, you’ll meet with the specialist to discuss what to expect during the surgery. Your medical history will be evaluated and your vision will be tested for things like corneal thickness, refraction and pupil dilation.

To prepare for your surgery:

• Stop wearing contacts two weeks before surgery as they can affect the shape of your corneas.

• Remove all makeup and lotions from your eyes the night before the surgery and use artificial tears to flush out any debris.

• Make sure you have arranged transportation to and from the surgery.

Interested in laser eye surgery? Book a free consultation with personalEYES at one of our many locations throughout NSW and Canberra.

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