Sites Vision Clinic Provides LASIK
Being nearsighted or farsighted may be a common condition that people live with every day, but there are a lot of people who simply don't want to put up with wearing contacts or eyeglasses unless they really have to. With glasses, sometimes side vision isn't as good as it could be, and there are always those few minutes of blurriness whenever a person gets out of bed, or if they want to enjoy activities that you can’t wear glasses during, such as swimming. It's for these reasons and others that LASIK eye surgery has grown so much in popularity. When it works right, LASIK returns most vision to near perfect status and eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, although some exceptions do occur. The first step in to know where you are starting from, and that means seeing your eye doctor at Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville, TN.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a type of eye surgery that reshapes the cornea in order to correct refractive errors, such as those experienced my nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. It is performed by an eye surgeon, but your optometrist will be able to tell by your vision health history if you are likely to be a good candidate and provide the referral you need.
Is LASIK Right For Me?
While an eye surgeon or ophthalmologist needs to offer the final okay before you undergo LASIK, there are some basic requirements that will increase your chances for further consideration.
- Your Prescription needs to be within standard parameters. This means having up to +6.00 diopters of hyperopia, 6.0 diopters of cylinder/astigmatism or up to -12.00 diopters of nearsightedness.
- Your vision needs to be stable, also called ocular maturity, for at least two years, and your eyes need to be in good health.
- General health conditions are also considered, to ensure that your body can properly handle the procedure and healing process.
- Cornea thickness. Because LASIK is done on the corneas, the corneas need to be plenty thick to be able to handle the procedure.
What Does a Doctor of Optometry Have to Do With LASIK?
Although we are not the ones to perform the surgery, your optometrists at Sites Vision Clinic bring to the table a good deal of knowledge about your vision and eye health history. We can explain to you what's involved with the procedure, and see that you and your eyes are fully prepared before you have surgery. After the operation, your eye health and vision will still need continual monitoring and care, even if you are no longer required to wear glasses. Most people have success with the procedure, partially because both optometrist and eye surgeons are diligent on making sure that LASIK is the best choice for the patient.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
To learn more about LASIK, or other forms of vision correction, contact Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville, TN at (931) 647-5237 for an evaluation.