For some people, prescription eyeglasses and contacts are the best choice for correcting refractive errors in their vision. For others, there’s an alternative solution to obtaining clearer vision: LASIK surgery. At Sylvester Eye Care in Oklahoma City, we can help you determine if LASIK is a viable option for you. Here’s what you should know about this eye treatment.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure used to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in your vision. It entails the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye in order to improve your sight. At Sylvester Eye Care, you’ll work with Dr. Carl Sylvester, a skilled LASIK eye surgeon, in performing this procedure.
How Does LASIK Work?
The main function of the cornea of your eye is to refract (bend) light to help you see clearly. When your cornea doesn’t bend light properly, you’re left with blurry vision. Through LASIK surgery, your cornea can be reshaped so you can see clearly.
Who’s a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery isn’t for everyone. In order to qualify for this procedure, you must meet the following conditions:
- Be an adult 18 years or older
- Have a stable prescription for at least one year
- Have good eye health, with no history of eye conditions
- Have good overall health, free of medical conditions that require medications that can interfere with your healing
- Have realistic expectations concerning the outcome of your surgery
- Not be pregnant or nursing
A comprehensive eye exam from our Oklahoma City ophthalmologist can determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
What Are the Benefits of LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery reduces or eliminates your need for prescription eyewear for clear vision, a welcomed change for someone who has been dependent on glasses for years. It also saves you money on purchasing prescription eyewear over the years.
See Our Oklahoma City Ophthalmologist for LASIK Surgery
To schedule a consultation with our Oklahoma City eye surgeon for LASIK, contact Sylvester Eye Care at 405-418-3937.