For anyone who has to use corrective eyewear, the chance to see more clearly with their own eyes and not have to depend on glasses or contact lens is exciting.
What is LASIK?
LASIK (laser in-situ-keratomileusis) is a type of vision correction with a very high patient satisfaction rate, and the majority of patients enjoy greatly improved vision afterwards-and no longer have to rely on any corrective lenses.
The goal of LASIK is to reduce or eliminate refractive errors including near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, so you can rely less on glasses and contacts.
How Does LASIK Work?
LASIK surgery uses a highly specialized laser-called an excimer laser-to reshape the cornea and give you focused vision. The laser emits pulses of concentrated, cool, invisible ultraviolet light.
When aimed at specific spots on the cornea, it gently and precisely reshapes the cornea by removing extremely tiny amounts of tissue (25 100,000ths of a millimetre at a time), without disturbing other tissue.
How Do I Find out Which Procedure I Need?
Optilase offer a number of types of LASIK and different laser vision correction techniques to choose from. Your surgeon will carefully evaluate your eyes, health history and refractive error, as well as your age, lifestyle and daily routine to help decide the most appropriate procedure for you.
When you book a free consultation with Optilase, you’ll meet with a laser Optometrist who will assess your eyes with a series of scan to determine the source of your vision problems. There are many subtle differences in cornea shapes, and sometimes difficulty seeing objects up close might be a result of Presbyopia or aging of the eye; in which case a corneal inlay will be recommended.
Call Optilase today to book a free consultation at the clinic nearest you on 1890 301 302
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