What is lasik surgery?
Lasik surgery is a well-known way to treat vision problems and improve vision health. If you have problems with your vision and you are using glasses or contact lenses, laser surgery can usually help. Laser surgery is designed to correct vision problems that lead to refractive errors. An imperfectly shaped cornea can usually lead to vision change or vision problems and causes blurred images. There are different kinds of refractive errors or problems that most of us experience. This is due to an object being not focused on where it should be in the eye’s retina.
Refractive errors symbolize poor vision health. There are four types of basic refractive errors known by far:
- Presbyopia or aging eye
This is explained by basically seeing closer object clearly than the far ones. Objects near the person and sharp and clear as expected however, those far from the person may seem a little blurred than usual depending on the grade of your eyes.
This is the opposite of nearsightedness. Those that are far from the person can be seen clearly and sharp but those that are near the person may seem to be blurry.
Astigmatism would lead the person to have a blurred vision at any distance. Be it near or far, the person would be suffering from blurred vision. The reason behind this is that the cornea or lens or both are not shaped as is which may lead to images not being focused sharply on the retina.
Presbyopia or aging eye
The eye loses its power and capability to process due to natural degradation. Once you age, you eyes would age with you and this is the natural aging process. This usually occurs to people between fifty to sixty years old.
- Lasik – laser in-situ keratomileusis
- PRK – photorefractive keratectomy
- Lasek – laser epithelial keratomileusis
- LTK – laser thermal keratoplasty
Lasik surgery may not be for everyone however, so far, those that I know had it did not have any complications. Lasik surgery can definitely help you with your vision, however, the procedure itself is one hundred percent costly. You cannot just book yourself for a laser surgery anytime. It has to have the right budgeting, planning and costings. Your doctor would advise you of the possible estimates, but it is still different if you had really saved up for it for a long time.