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5 Benefits to LASIK Eye Surgery in Baton Rouge

Posted by Eye Specialists of Louisiana on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:03 PM

5 Reasons To Have LASIK Surgery

If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or an astigmatism (a curved cornea resulting in blurry vision) and prefer not to wear glasses or contacts, consider LASIK eye surgery.  It’s simple and effective.

If you are like many reading this blog about LASIK Eye Surgery Baton Rouge, you have probably intentionally delayed having the procedure for any number of reasons. For some, it may have been a cost or expense issue.  Some may say that they were letting others take the "test drive" before they went ahead and took the leap. Whatever the reason, the wait may be finally over for you.

LASIK Surgery was never a "leap".  And, today the benefits and advantages to having LASIK Eye Surgery are so incredibly lopsided, that it is hard to even imagine that there is any kind of hesitation by the patient.  But, with great understanding, we completely appreciate and realize that there are not many more important things in life than your sight.  So, even with the immense advancements in LASIK Eye Surgery, it is still certainly wise of one to research and educate themselves on the benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery.

LASIK Surgery has been performed globally since 1990.  Approximately 20 million lasik procedures have been completed worldwide. LASIK refers to the procedure where an eye doctor or ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape the cornea. The cornea is the transparent tissue that covers the iris (the colored part of the eye) the pupil (the dark middle of the eye) and the anterior eye chamber. It’s as smooth and clear as glass. It’s as tough and durable as plastic. Reshaping it with a laser helps improve vision. In fact, more than 90 percent of Lasik patients realize somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contacts.

So, how do you know if LASIK is right for you? If you are reading this blog, that is the step in the right direction and a good indicator that something is driving you towards LASIK Eye Surgery.  There are some key ingredients or indicators that make certain people better candidates for LASIK than others.  We have listed a few key qualities that make one a good candidate for LASIK:

* 18 years or older
* In good health
* Have adhered to a stable vision prescription for at least a year
* No knowledge or history of eye disease
* Sufficient Coreal Thickness
* Can take a few days off work for recovery

If you feel like you are a good candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery, we encourage you to contact us for a complete eye exam.  In your initial visit, we will cover all the possible side effects and risks associated with the procedure, so that you are comfortable with our process.

There are many other specifics that we will discuss and cover in future blogs.  However, one of the encouraging aspects of LASIK Surgery today is that there are so many benefits to having the surgery done. In fact, we actually developed a brief whitepaper for your reference that outlines the 5 benefits to LASIK Eye Surgery in Baton Rouge.  Please click on the link below to reference the benefits to the LASIK Eye procedure.

The 5 Benefits To LASIK Eye Surgery



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