Accent Eye Care What you should know about Laser eye surgery before you do it

Laser eye surgery or laser sight correction involves reshaping the cornea to accurately correct short sight (myopia), long sight (hyperopia), and astigmatism. All modern laser eye surgery procedures produce similar results. The main difference lies in the speed of recovery. Today, ophthalmologists use lasers to perform refractive lens exchange, lens implant, and laser cataract surgery. Laser eye surgery refers to procedures like LASIK, ASLA/PRK, and SMILE that correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism. While laser eye surgery is suitable for many people, there are some people for whom it may not be appropriate.

If you have had a stable condition for a year, have a healthy eye, and are in a good state of health, it is most likely, that you are suitable for laser eye surgery. However, if you have an unusually thin or irregular cornea, your eye surgeon may recommend ASLA, while SMILE is suited for people with a high degree of nearsightedness.

Again, people over the age of forty are not suitable for laser eye surgery. It is due to near-vision loss, called presbyopia, which is a natural part of aging. It makes you find it more difficult to read close-up items such as a cell phone. If you have an above-average level of myopia or hyperopia LASIK or ASLA may not be recommended. People with eye disorders or autoimmune disorders like lupus or a family history of keratoconus may be prone to complications with laser eye surgery. It also applies to people with diabetes and other health issues. If you are under the age of twenty, your eye condition is still changing. Most laser eye surgeons will want to ensure that your prescription has not changed for the past twelve months. If you fall under this category, you will have to be patient.

Vision correction with laser eye surgery is available for 99% of people with otherwise healthy eyes. Even if you are not interested in laser eye surgery, you should consult your ophthalmologist for any issues relating to vision correction. We have the best eyecare professional to meet all your needs at Accent Eyes. Book a consultation today.