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How LASIK can enhance your vision

istock 1189362136 Do you dream of a day when you no longer have to purchase and place contact lenses? Are you tired of dealing with prescription eyewear that fogs, scratches, and requires constant replacement? If you experience poor vision acuity and require prescription solutions, there’s another way to achieve clearer vision: LASIK.

What is LASIK?

At the Eye Care Institute, we strongly encourage patients who want to say goodbye to corrective lenses to speak to our professionals about undergoing LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a way to use laser light to address vision concerns directly on the eye. In doing so, patients with farsightedness, nearsightedness, and even astigmatism can improve their vision permanently!

How does LASIK work?

LASIK is an acronym for “Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis.” This is a refractive surgical procedure that is approved by the FDA for reducing or eliminating one’s dependency on corrective eyewear such as contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses. It is one of the most commonly performed refractive procedure performed with fast results and quick recovery. Ultimately, many patients who undergo this procedure can correct their vision dramatically.

The procedure is performed with the doctor first creating a flap on the cornea’s surface. This flap is lifted and a laser device is used to reshape the cornea. In doing so, this allows light that comes into the eye to hit the retina and ensure corrected vision. This procedure has been performed by doctors since it’s FDA approval in 1997 and continues to be a safe, painless, and effective way of correcting vision for millions of Americans. With LASIK, patients can free themselves from expensive contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses. Determining candidacy for LASIK starts with a consultation appointment and evaluation.

Request a visit with the team at Eye Care Institute

Patients who are ready to enhance their vision with LASIK surgery, or those who want to learn more about their options for vision correction, are strongly encouraged to book an appointment at the Eye Care Institute. Our team is here to help, and can be reached at the main line at (707) 546-9800. Our facilities welcome new and current patients seeking vision health evaluations and services.

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