Many people who wear eyeglasses or contacts dream of having better vision without corrective lenses. LASIK is a popular elective surgery that corrects many vision imperfections to give you crisper vision. Steve Atlas, OD, offers comprehensive LASIK consultations at at Atlas Eye Center in Fort Lauderdale and Downtown Opticians in Plantation, Florida. To find out if LASIK is a good option for you, book an appointment by phone or online today.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of laser surgery to improve your vision. It’s FDA-approved for adults over the age of 18. Refractive error is a common cause of blurry vision for people who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, and LASIK fixes refractive error to give you clearer vision.
Your cornea is the clear tissue at the front of your eye. It bends light, focusing it on your retina and allowing you to see. Your cornea can have a different shape that causes it to bend light incorrectly, making your vision blurry.
LASIK permanently reshapes your cornea to correct this problem. Many people who wear glasses or contacts are interested in LASIK because it gives you sharper vision without the need for corrective lenses.
To find out if LASIK is an option for you, you’ll need a comprehensive LASIK consultation. Dr. Atlas provides personalized consultations to patients interested in LASIK.
Your consultation includes a complete review of your personal medical history and a full assessment of your eye health and vision. By evaluating your vision and eye health, Dr. Atlas can make a recommendation for you regarding LASIK.
If you choose to get LASIK, Dr. Atlas can provide referrals to help you find an eye surgeon. Once your surgery is complete, Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians also offer post-LASIK care and ongoing general eye care to keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp.
You could benefit from LASIK if your vision is affected by a refractive error and you don’t want to wear glasses or contacts anymore. LASIK can correct vision problems caused by myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
LASIK is popular because it’s a long-term solution to improve the clarity of your vision. Many people who have generally healthy eyes and stable eye prescriptions are great candidates for LASIK.
With a comprehensive LASIK consultation at Atlas Eye Center or Downtown Opticians, you can learn more about LASIK and find out if it’s a good option for you.
If you’re curious about the benefits of LASIK, schedule a LASIK consultation with Dr. Atlas. Call the office or book an appointment online today.