With how advanced technology is in 2021, there’s no surprise that you can use technology to enhance and ultimately change physical attributes on your body. With plastic surgeries such as endoscopic procedures, laser liposuction and even toe enhancements, in the world we live in today technology can improve anything. It can even fix your eyesight, yes, you’re eyesight! There is a procedure out there that can take your bad eyesight and make it 10 times better, possibly giving you 20/20 vision, it’s called Lasik.
Imagine having to deal with the struggle of wearing glasses and contacts all your life and there’s a procedure out there to fix all of that. Who wouldn’t want that right? But just like most surgeries, there are always expectations that come with it so we must ask: Is Lasik eye surgery truly worth it?
What is Lasik Eye Surgery and What it Does
Lasik eye surgery is a laser surgery most commonly used to correct a person’s vision. It’s the best-known eye correction surgery out there.
During the surgery, a specific type of laser is used to cut and change the shape of your cornea (tissue found at the front of your eye). It’s typically performed so a person has an alternative to the typical glasses and or contacts solution for bad vision.
Lasik laser surgery typically helps correct three vision problems: astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. People with normal vision have a cornea that changes the way light is seen and directs it to the back of the eye. People with nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness have a cornea that directs light incorrectly, thus blurring their vision.
Who is Eligible for Lasik?
Though it seems like the perfect eye surgery, that should be available to everyone with vision problems, sadly that is not the case. Unfortunately if you:
- Are under 18 years old
- Suffer from eye disease or have a family history of eye disease
- Have an autoimmune disease
- Take certain prescription drugs (ie: steroids)
- Suffer from thin corneas
- Are pregnant
You are NOT eligible for Lasik eye surgery. There are many other things that may disqualify you as a candidate for