From the fireworks on New Year’s Eve to the flowers blooming in the spring, you want to make sure you can see it all. As preparations begin for heading into the new year, now is a great time to consider your quality of vision.
One of the best ways to achieve optimal eyesight is laser eye surgery. At Fichte, Endl, & Elmer Eyecare, we have seen many individuals benefit greatly from LASIK, and you could too. Keep reading to find out why you deserve more vibrant eyesight in the new year!
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a procedure that corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It works by reshaping the cornea using laser technology.
Reshaping the cornea corrects an irregular eye curvature that affects how light is refracted onto the retina. The way light bends and refracts results in blurry, distorted vision.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about ten minutes to complete on each eye. Your eyes will be numbed entirely to ensure that you don’t feel any pain, with the most you may feel is slight pressure.
At Fichte, Endl, & Elmer Eyecare, we utilize the latest technology to achieve the best results. This includes blade-free lasers and wavefront capabilities.
Since multiple types of laser eye surgery are available, we customize the procedure for your unique needs. Whichever type of refractive error you have, this procedure can be life-changing.
New Year, New Vision
Around 700,000 laser eye surgery procedures are performed every year. One of the most popular elective surgeries, the satisfaction rate is incredibly high. Patients enjoy clear vision, limited side effects, and a short recovery time.
Most people experience improved vision very quickly after having LASIK. More than 90 percent of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Instead of wearing glasses or contacts every day, laser eye surgery is a permanent solution that you don’t have to spend time thinking about. When you come inside on a chilly day, you no longer have to deal with your glasses fogging up.
You don’t have to worry about the winter wind drying out your contacts when taking a walk. The benefits are almost endless!
There are plenty of beautiful sights to see this time of year, and now you can view it all without the need for visual aids. Besides saving you time, LASIK also saves you money in the long term.
You no longer have to regularly buy glasses, contacts, contact solution, or other accessories. As soon as you wake up, you can see.
Who Qualifies for LASIK?
Most people are good candidates for LASIK, but not everyone is suitable for it. LASIK is FDA- approved for patients that are at least 18 years old.
Many factors go into LASIK candidacy, like age, having thick enough corneas, healthy eyes, and having a stable prescription. These are only some of the factors taken into account. The only way to know if you’re a candidate is to schedule a LASIK evaluation.
Ready to enjoy the vibrant eyesight that comes with LASIK? Schedule a LASIK evaluation with Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in Buffalo, NY, by calling us at 1-800-309-2020!