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7 Things Utah Should Know About Lasik

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1: Not everyone can take a laser eye treatment.

Even if you are wearing glasses or contacts, it does not mean that you can take the laser eye treatment. You should first consult with your ophthalmologist to make sure that laser eye treatment is the suitable procedure for your eye condition.

2: Lasik is a procedure that you should consider seriously.

So if you have made up your mind that laser eye treatment is really good for you, then , the next thing you need to do is to find an ophthalmologic surgeon , the one will board certificate is preferable. Check about his or her credentials and experience. Check out if he or she will offer you with post-op consultations or if you will be referred to a different doctor.

3: Are you near-sighted or myopic?

Do you have astigmatism? If you have any of these eye disorders, lasik is really a good way to go for. If you really have severe myopia, you may need to take many lasik surgery.

4: In fact, lasik cannot heal presbyopia or far-sightedness that occurs in middle age.

If you have this condition and you are not recommended to undergo lasik eye surgery as you will still need to use reading glasses.

5: When undergoing a lasik operation, you will be conscious.

Hence, your surgeon should explain to you what is he going to do during the operation. At the same time, you should also express your feeling or questions beforehand so that your surgeon can explain to you.

6: Post-operative care is very important in the procedure of lasik surgery.

Thus, you must follow post-op eye care to the letter. For example, if you are prescribed to use eye drops after lasik surgery, you must apply the eye drops at the suggested times regularly. It will help the cornea heal properly by doing so .

7: You should bear in mind that lasik surgery is not a miracle surgery.

Do not expect that you will have perfect vision after coming out of the surgery with perfect vision. Visions of some of the patient are corrected to 20/20 or 20/40 while others are not. Lasik surgery cannot guarantee you getting perfect results.

Article Reviewed: August 15, 2012
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Phillip C. Hoopes, MD

Dr. Hoopes is one of the most recognizable names in vision corrective surgery. He was one of the first and most experienced laser eye surgeons in the country. The Hoopes-Alldredge Vision Institute is regarded as one of the finest such centers in the world and is outfitted with the latest and most technologically advanced instrumentation and equipment.
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