Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Addressing Your Concerns About Undergoing Lasik Surgery

by Douglas Sutton

If you have vision issues, there are a number of options that you will have for correcting this problem. While you might assume that these options will always involve corrective lenses, there are laser surgery options that may be able to address the underlying cause of the vision issues.

How Is Lasik Surgery Done?

A common cause of vision issues is slight deformities in the shape of the patient's eyes. When this is the case, the way that the light enters the eye will be impacted, and this can reduce the patient's visual acuity. During Lasik surgery, high-intensity lasers will be used to correct the deformity. Some patients will find that their issues are simply too severe or complicated to be addressed with this surgical procedure. Luckily, an eye doctor will be able to determine whether or not a patient is eligible for this treatment after they undergo a comprehensive eye evaluation.

Will You Need A Lengthy Recovery Period?

Lasik surgery is a fairly minor outpatient procedure, but some patients will avoid undergoing this treatment due to a fear that they will have to miss a lot of work or have their family life interrupted with a lengthy recovery. The recovery time for Lasik surgery is typically only a couple of days. Many patients will find that they will be able to resume their normal activity the next day, but they may need to wear sunglasses due to light sensitivity. Also, the patient will have to attend a follow-up visit so that the eye doctor can measure the patient's vision and inspect their eyes to verify the treatment was successful.

Are The Benefits Of Lasik Surgery Permanent?

It is important to note that Lasik surgery is designed to correct the vision problems that patients are currently experiencing. Some individuals will find that their vision may degrade as they age. While Lasik can slow this progression, it will not be able to completely prevent it. During your initial consultation, the eye doctor will be able to explain the impacts these surgeries can have on your vision.

Lasik surgery is an effective option for addressing a number of serious vision issues that patients may encounter. Yet, this is a treatment that many patients will overlook or otherwise fail to undergo this surgical procedure. If you have a well-founded understanding about what is done during Lasik surgery, the recovery that can be associated and the fact that this procedure may not prevent future eye problems from arising, your ability to weigh this option will be strengthened.

For more information, contact an eye surgery center


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Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Since I was a teenager, I've worn eyeglasses. The idea of getting contacts didn't seem all that important. It was only during my last eye exam with a new optometrist that I decided to revisit the possibility. On the advice of my optometrist, I decided to try the disposable lenses. To my surprise, they worked great. Even my field of vision was broader. One of my favorite things is that I never have to hunt for a handkerchief or a tissue to wipe away dust from the glasses anymore. Being able to purchase sunglasses off the rack is pretty great too. If you just got the word that corrective lenses is in your future, let's talk. I'll tell you why choosing contact lenses over glasses makes sense.