Do you dream of waking up and being able to see clearly, ready to take on your day without visual limitations? If so, LASIK could be life-changing. 

LASIK is a popular laser eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. The key is taking that empowering first step to explore your candidacy. 

Keep reading to learn more about LASIK and why it is worth it!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a popular form of laser eye surgery intended to reduce one’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses. It works by reshaping the front clear surface of the eye, known as the cornea, with an excimer laser. 

This laser technology allows your LASIK surgeon to make precise adjustments to correct common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During a LASIK procedure, the LASIK surgeon first creates a thin flap on the cornea using either a blade or a laser. 

This flap is gently lifted to expose the underlying cornea. The excimer laser is then used to reshape your cornea.

Once the appropriate corneal shape is achieved, the flap is laid back into place, where it quickly adheres without the need for stitches. 

After LASIK surgery, light entering the eye is finally able to focus directly on the retina, allowing clear sight. 

Most people experience significantly improved vision within a day. Since the cornea maintains its reshaped form over time, the improvements in vision are also permanent for the vast majority of individuals undergoing LASIK procedures. 

Why Consider LASIK?

LASIK is the most popular refractive procedure today. Beyond its excellent success rate, there are many reasons to consider LASIK, such as:

Greater Independence

Imagine the independence of opening your eyes each morning and immediately being able to see clearly. No more wasted time inserting contacts or searching blindly on the nightstand for glasses.

LASIK liberates you from that daily ritual and uncertainty. It grants reliable vision that is not dependent on reusing disposables or upgrading expensive prescriptions.

Confidence Boost  

Better vision can make people feel more self-assured and willing to be active. No longer feeling constrained by poor sight or the limitations of glasses and contacts, your self-confidence grows. 

You’ll feel more empowered to be fully engaged in activities that may have previously caused anxiety without clear sight, like driving at night, traveling internationally, pursuing hobbies requiring precision like woodworking or tennis, and more day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping and reading menus. 

Cost Savings

While LASIK represents an upfront investment, it can provide substantial savings over time by eliminating the recurring long-term costs of contact lenses, cleaning supplies, glasses, and routine optometry expenses.

How Do I Take the First Step to Get LASIK?

The first step to getting LASIK is to schedule a LASIK consultation with your eye doctor at Colorado Eye Consultants in Littleton, Colorado. In order to get LASIK, you must first be qualified as a good candidate for the procedure.

During this appointment, your eye doctor will thoroughly evaluate your eye health and vision goals. This typically involves mapping the corneas with advanced three-dimensional imaging, evaluating the thickness of your cornea, testing tear production, and carefully examining the front and back of your eyes. 

Using this information, they will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. Good candidates for LASIK are people over the age of eighteen who have had stable vision for at least one year and who have corneas that are thick enough.

If you are determined to be a good candidate for LASIK, you will be able to schedule your procedure.

Do you want to learn if you might be a good candidate for LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Colorado Eye Consultants in Littleton, CO, today!