Nature is exciting, and it is as beautiful as it gets. However, the only thing that we need to appreciate the true beauty of life and this world we live in is the blessing of having an excellent vision.
However, due to poor diet and many other reasons like pollution and genetics, a rise in eye diseases has been seen over the past few decades.
Thanks to medical science and technology, now you don’t have to wear your glasses if you want to see clearly. LASIK or Laser-assisted in-situ-keratomileusis is the most commonly performed laser refractive surgery that helps to improve your vision.
If you are one of those people who are tired of wearing their glasses and want to get rid of them once in for all, then this blog is just the thing that you need to read.
In this blog, I’ve narrowed down some of the most important things that you must know before you get the procedure done.
Here you go:
How to Know if You are a Candidate for LASIK?
There are many people out there who think that they are not the right candidate for the surgery even when they are and vice versa. So, let’s clear this confusion for you once in all. Shall we?
Well, the simple answer is that if your vision is blurry and you are using glasses to enhance your vision, then you are already a candidate for the surgery.
However, here are some of the conditions that you must know:
- You must be at least 18 years old in the ideal case scenario.
- LASIK can’t be performed during pregnancy
- You must have healthy eyes (no chronic eye disease history)
- You must not have any autoimmune disease
Is it Painful Like Other Surgeries?
The good news is that it is nothing like typical surgeries. The procedure takes very little time, and the surgeon will give numbing eye drops. If you are feeling anxious, then additional medication like valium will be given to you to help you stay calm. The procedure is painless, but you’ll feel slight itching, but it’ll go away quickly.
Is it Permanent or Does it Have a Life?
If you think that LASIK is a permanent solution, then you are wrong. So, the real question is how long does lasik last. Well, different researches have shown that people who have gotten the procedure done didn’t have any problem for ten or more years. It means that if you are having trouble with your vision after 10 years of the surgery, then it is your clue to get re-treatment.
How Long is the Recovery Process?
The recovery process is very quick. However, it is extremely important to follow all your visits and follow each and every instruction given to you by your doctor. It means that you have to make sure that you don’t drive back home after your surgery and don’t do any tough exercise until your eyes are fully recovered. It is also important to note that your follow-up visits to your doctor are very critical if you want to heal faster.
What are the Risks and Side-Effects?
Just like any other surgery, LASIK also may have some side-effects and risks. However, they are extremely rare, there are still some risks, and you should follow all the instructions by your doctor to avoid the risks and side-effects.
Here’s a list of things that one can expect as the side-effects of the surgery:
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Infection
- Over or Under Correction
- Impaired Night-time vision
How Long Will it be Before I See Results?
Lastly, the most common question is, how long will it take you to see the results of your surgery? Ideally, you should be able to clearly see a thing at a distance, which you could not see before right after your surgery.
With that being said, it can take a couple of days up to a week to fully see the results and being able to see the clear results in your vision. You’ll be able to tell clearly a couple of hours after the surgery if there is any difference in your vision or not. All you have to do is follow what your doctor says, and your vision will be good as new.