Eyes are one of the most beautiful parts of our body and they sometimes become our identity. Imagine having to cover them with spectacles.
If you are someone who has been using visual aids like contact lenses or glasses from quite some time, you would have probably considered taking the leap – a Refractive Surgery.
What is Refractive Surgery?
The natural lenses inside our eye are designed in such a way that they refract the rays coming from distant objects and focus on our retina. When these natural lenses do not do their job properly, we require additional lenses to help the light rays focus perfectly on our retina.
Those who have been wearing these additional lenses for quite some time, dream of tossing them away once and for all. Here’s where the refractive surgeries are helpful. Refractive surgeries are surgical procedures that correct these vision problems and help reduce our dependence on visual aids.
What is LASIK eye surgery?
One of the most commonly used refraction correction technique is the LASIK eye surgery. Commonly known as laser surgery, LASIK uses extremely precise lasers to reshape our cornea. As the cornea determines the way light enters our eye, LASIK is the key to correcting our vision.
LASIK surgery can seem a daunting procedure to undertake. However, it is a short, painless procedure that reshapes our cornea and reduces or eliminates the need for glasses and contacts to correct our sight. It offers the least discomfort and the fastest recovery time of any laser eye surgery. In fact, we can be back at work within 24 hours.
Although, it has excellent safety profile and a very high success rates across the world, there are potential risks, side effects and limitations you should be fully aware of before electing to undergo the procedure.
It is your choice
Undergoing this cosmetic surgery is a choice and not a compulsion. Also, not everyone is suitable for a LASIK treatment. Sometimes, certain factors can increase your risk of an undesirable outcome.
However, choosing the right LASIK surgeon who is equipped with the right technology can ensure you get the best results possible.
Who hasn’t dreamt of getting rid of their spectacles or contacts? You will no longer have to rush to your chemist to pick up a bottle of contact lens solution after running out unexpectedly. Nor would you be bullied by the term chashmish again.