If your vision is less than perfect, you may wonder if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery in Jacksonville. LASIK can correct vision in many situations, but not everyone is an ideal candidate. Talking with a provider that is familiar with the procedure during your eye exam is a great way to determine if it may work well for you.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery can provide an effective alternative to contact lenses or glasses. The procedure is relatively quick and often provides excellent results. During LASIK a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea, which improves vision.
LASIK is not limited to fixing one type of vision issue. It can be used whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. While the procedure is generally safe, there are some risks associated with it, including the development of dry eyes. Dry eyes are relatively common in the initial six months after your surgery, but it is often a temporary condition that resolves the further out from your surgery you are.
Not everyone is a good candidate for the surgery. Individuals with certain types of eye disease often do not respond well. For patients with extreme nearsightedness, LASIK may not be effective, and those with fairly good vision may not notice a significant improvement. Individuals who have had generally good eyesight but are beginning to experience age-related decline in vision often do not have great results from LASIK, and those who participate in contact sports and may be at risk of facial injury should discuss that with their doctor before moving forward with the procedure.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery in Jacksonville, get in touch with Maida Custom Vision. They can discuss the procedure with you in more depth and let you know if you are a good candidate for the surgery.