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How to know if vision correction LASIK eye surgery is right for you

By Dr. Kenneth D. Farr, MD

LASIK has become an excellent option for people to correct their vision, enhance their quality of life — and reduce or eliminate a lifetime of dependence on glasses and contacts. LASIK has become an extremely popular surgery because it allows people to turn their dreams of clear vision into reality in a matter of minutes.

Dr. Kenneth Farr
Dr. Kenneth Farr

In LASIK surgery, the cornea is reshaped by a special laser, changing the eye’s focusing power and correcting specific vision problems.  The surgery is performed as an office procedure. The actual laser treatment takes only a few minutes.

New advances in technology have made LASIK extremely safe with the ability to provide a wide range of vision correction. At Palmetto Eye Specialists, we are pleased to offer the exciting option of “All Laser LASIK” — also known as “Bladeless LASIK.” This innovative new technology uses a femtosecond laser to create a precise treatment- offering greater precision and control.

How can you decide if LASIK is right for you?  A large percentage of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic patients are potential candidates for LASIK.  Patients should be 18 years of age or older, have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars and any eye disease.  In addition, the best candidates for LASIK are people with a lifestyle or occupation in which they are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses.

If you are considering LASIK Eye Surgery, make sure that you consult with an experienced LASIK surgeon — the skill of your LASIK surgeon is crucial to a successful outcome. When performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon, LASIK is one of the safest surgical procedures available.  It can truly change lives.

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