Eyesight is our most precious sense, allowing us to see the world and all its beauty. But vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism make it difficult for us to see the world as clearly as we once did. People suffering from these conditions resort to prescription glasses and contact lenses for correcting their vision.
Vision distance problems usually stem from the change of the shape of the eyeball, affecting the focal distance where light rays are focused on the retina. Nearsightedness (myopia) focuses that light in front of the retina. Farsightedness focuses it behind the retina. And astigmatism is caused when the cornea isn’t round, but more oval, creating more than a single point of focus.
It used to be that only eyeglasses or contact lenses were the available options for addressing these three vision issues. But now those who are tired of the hassle of glasses and contacts can opt for LASIK surgery to return their vision to where it once was. LASIK eye surgery, or laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis, as it is medically known, is a type of eye surgery that makes use of the Excimer Laser for correcting vision problems.
At Central Florida Eye Institute, we perform LASIK eye surgery with complete proficiency. LASIK eye surgery is a safe, painless procedure, and you will be allowed to go home after the procedure is done. Recovery from this surgery usually takes less than a week, after which you can resume your daily activities. Usually within a day or two, you’ll have the vision that you may not have experienced since you were a small child, and you can say goodbye to your contacts and glasses forever!
If you’re interested in LASIK surgery, give us a call at the Central Florida Eye Institute.