Top 5 Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

August 31, 2023

Are you looking for a way to improve your vision and escape glasses or contacts? LASIK is the world’s most popular type of laser eye surgery. This procedure painlessly corrects your vision, giving you the freedom to enjoy the activities you love with less or no need for corrective lenses. 

What is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

LASIK is a vision correction procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea, the clear dome at the front of your eye. The cornea bends light as it passes through, and if this light is bent at the wrong angle, you experience blurry vision. Changing the shape of your cornea focuses light correctly to create a sharper, clearer image. 

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How Does LASIK Work?

Your eyes are numbed during LASIK, and you will receive medication to keep you relaxed. Your eye surgeon uses a laser to create a flap in the outer layer of your cornea. They lift this flap aside and use another laser to remove microscopic layers until the desired shape is achieved. The flap is placed back over the cornea, and the edges will begin to heal almost immediately. The procedure takes a few minutes per eye, and you will not feel any discomfort. 

Top 5 Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK has many benefits that make it such a popular procedure. While not right for everyone, it provides life-changing results for many people every year. 

Dramatic Results

LASIK provides significant vision improvements for most people. Many have 20/20 vision or better, although your results depend on the strength of your corrective lens prescription, the shape of your eyes, and other factors. Some people may still use glasses for certain activities, such as reading or driving. 

Minimal Recovery Time

LASIK allows most people to return to their usual activities within a day or two. You should avoid swimming, contact sports, and eye makeup for two weeks. You should also avoid exposure to dusty areas or airborne debris that could get in your eyes. Eye drops will help keep your eyes comfortable during the healing period. 

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Safe for Most People

Unlike many other forms of laser eye surgery, LASIK can correct farsightedness as well as nearsightedness and astigmatism. Most people can have LASIK safely. However, your Heart of Texas Eye Care team may recommend a different procedure if you have dry eye problems, weak or abnormal corneas, or play contact sports. 

More Freedom

Corrective lenses can be frustrating when you want to enjoy life without hassles. LASIK can free you to leave your lenses at home when you go out for a day or enjoyable activities. Seeing more clearly helps you enjoy special moments even more. 

Long-Lasting Results

The changes to your cornea will last a lifetime, leading to long-lasting vision correction. Many people enjoy their results for a decade or more. However, your prescription can gradually change over time. Your eyes will also experience aging, developing presbyopia (age-related nearsightedness) and cataracts. 

Dr. Dudek and her team were absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. My LASIK procedure was fast, safe, professional, and I felt extremely confident with them from start to finish. I could not recommend them enough, LASIK is a no brainer.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about LASIK laser eye surgery, schedule a consultation with our Heart of Texas Eye Care team, serving Dripping Springs, Austin, Kyle, Bee Cave, Marble Falls, and other surrounding areas. Contact us at (512) 213-2220 today!

*Individual results may vary