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Benefits and Risks of LASIK Surgery
What is LASIK?
LASIK is actually an abbreviation for the laser technique used during eye surgery to correct the vision in individuals who are near, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis.
What is LASIK surgery?
LASIK surgery involves readjusting the shape of the cornea so that light coming in through the front of the eye can be correctly focused on the retina in the back of the eye.
What are the benefits of the LASIK procedure?
- High success rate
- Little discomfort
- Results are immediate (or very near so)
- Dependence on corrective lenses generally declines
- Additional adjustments can be made as you age
What are LASIK eye surgery risks?
- Vision may not be as good as your corrected vision prior to the procedure
- High technical difficulty
- Reshaping of the cornea cannot be undone
- Potential for complications
Is LASIK right for me?
It’s important to research your options and ask questions so that you are able to compare the costs across LASIK providers. Dr. Shearer and the eye care professionals at Deerwood Family Eyecare will give you an unbiased assessment of the benefits and risks of LASIK surgery and how well the procedure will suit your needs.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, contact Deerwood Family Eyecare to set up your consultation. During this appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss in detail whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery in Jacksonville, FL with Dr. Shearer.
Dr. Shearer will consider your overall health, eye health, age, medical history, and previous eye problems. Additional factors include the stability of your vision, the length of time you’ve been in contacts, and the thickness of your corneas.
If you decide to move ahead with LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Shearer does not provide the service directly. However, he is able to conduct pre-LASIK measurements and handle your post-procedure care.
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