At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Lieu know that those who suffer from poor vision can experience a lower quality of life. If you find your daily life affected by vision issues, haven’t you wondered what it would be like to never have to wear glasses or contacts again? That blissful dream isn’t just a fantasy. Perfect vision could be a reality for you with LASIK.
What is LASIK?
When a person has blurred vision, it’s because their cornea doesn’t refract light correctly, meaning it doesn’t bend and focus it onto the retina clearly. The ways to correct this are to wear corrective lenses or to receive refractive surgery. LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea of the eye with a laser. Correcting the shape of the cornea creates permanent correction to one’s vision.
What are the Benefits of LASIK?
While some patients are not guaranteed fully-corrected vision, some improvement is virtually assured. Ninety percent of patients achieve 20/20 or better vision. Ninety-nine percent achieve at least 20/40. That’s a significant number among thousands of people whose quality of life is made better by refractive surgery.
If LASIK can help you, imagine the benefits:
- More functionality in day-to-day life (You won’t need your glasses to find your glasses).
- Access to contact lenses or more functional prescription lenses if you still need them.
And, of course,
- Life without corrective lenses, at all. Can you imagine that?
Is LASIK Right For Me?
Considering whether LASIK is right for you is a conversation best had with your surgeon. For LASIK eye surgery consultations in Manhattan, NY, call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology to talk about the risks and benefits.
Before seeing a doctor, review some of the risk factors for complications. With such a complex procedure, results aren’t guaranteed for everyone, and some patients are more likely to have complications.
LASIK is not for you if:
- Poor results will ruin your career.
- You cannot afford a quality surgeon.
- Your prescription has changed in the last year.
- You have a disease or take medication that will affect healing
- You are younger than 18
- You are a regular contact sport participant.
Overall, one of the primary considerations before undergoing LASIK is how it will affect your lifestyle. Other considerations might be health complications that could increase the riskiness of your procedure.
Finally, results for large refractive errors may not be correctable or fully correctable by LASIK. It’s important to bring all of these factors to the attention of your surgeon.
Getting LASIK in Manhattan, New York
LASIK could be life-changing, but it’s vital to be certain when you choose a surgeon that they can carry you through surgery safely.
Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Lieu at New York’s Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology are ready to help you achieve a better quality of life. From pre and post-LASIK care to the surgery itself, there isn’t a better option for LASIK in Manhattan, NY. Call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology today for your LASIK consultation.