If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for years, it’s probably hard to remember a time when you could function without them. You could reclaim that great sense of freedom with LASIK surgery from Michael Negrey, MD, at Negrey Eye Associates. Dr. Negrey and the patient-focused staff can help you reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts. Imagine the convenience of going glasses-free: Call the Havertown or Media, Pennsylvania, office or use the online scheduling tool now.
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery for vision correction. It treats refractive errors that normally require glasses or contact lenses, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
LASIK alters your corneal curvature through a combination of surgery and laser treatment. This minimizes light distortion so light can focus on your retina correctly. LASIK brings blurry vision into sharp focus. It often reduces or eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.
An assessment at Negrey Eye Associates can help you decide whether LASIK is right for you. In general, qualifications include:
LASIK treats mild, moderate, and some severe cases of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Your glasses or contacts prescription must be stable for two years before surgery.
Healthy corneas are important for LASIK. If you have thin corneas, you may still qualify for another type of refractive surgery.
You also need good overall eye and bodywide health to have LASIK. If you have an eye disease or condition like cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy, LASIK might not be right for you.
LASIK has excellent results, with most patients achieving 20/25 or better vision. This is usually adequate for most viewing tasks, so you might not need to wear glasses or contacts after LASIK.
Around age 40, most people need reading glasses due to normal changes in the eye lenses. When this occurs, you'll likely need to use reading glasses for close-up viewing.
Patients often see results within one day. You might have a brief adjustment period as you grow accustomed to your greatly improved vision.
For LASIK evaluation and surgery, call Negrey Eye Associates or use online scheduling now.