Thinking about vision correction with LASIK eye surgery?
Many people are accustomed to wearing glasses or contact lenses and don’t realize that there are effective surgical options, like LASIK eye surgery, to help you see better. Although there are various factors that determine your eligibility for LASIK eye surgery, it’s still worth looking into the benefits of this type of vision correction.
Why you should consider LASIK eye surgery
LASIK vision correction starts with a free consultation with our TLC LASIK team in San Antonio, led by our experienced and highly esteemed Medical Director, Dr. Oday Alsheikh, MD. During your consultation, your eye surgeon will review your medical history and assess your eyes to see if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery and will then discuss the best surgery options for your personal visual needs.
If you’re wondering ‘what is LASIK eye surgery?’ and want to find out more, your eye surgeon will also review the procedure with you step by step, so you have a complete understanding of what to expect and allay any concerns you may have about the procedure.
Here’s a summary of how LASIK eye surgery works at our San Antonio center to get you started:
- LASIK is an outpatient procedure that usually takes no more than 15 minutes for both eyes, which means you’ll be able to go home on the same day. It’s this brief as most of the prep for the surgery is completed beforehand with our LASIK surgery team.
- Everything from your pre-op consultation to post-op checkups happens at our TLC LASIK San Antonio surgery center for a convenient and stress-free experience.
- LASIK eye surgery can help correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
- If you’re 18 or over, have good general health, and have had a stable prescription for at least a year, you’re already likely to be a great candidate for LASIK vision correction surgery.
What lifestyle benefits does LASIK vision correction offer?
If you know someone that has undergone LASIK eye surgery, you’ll likely hear similar reasons for how it has changed their lives, as well as the personal ways they are now able to enjoy clear vision. Freedom is the main factor here, whether that means being able to take up a hobby again, or being able to experience the little, everyday joys in life without being held back by glasses or contact lenses.
This includes things like simply waking up and not having to search for your glasses straight away to be able to see clearly, traveling away from home without having to worry about forgetting your glasses or contact lenses at home and not being able to enjoy the scenery around you, or being able to see the sharpest details while playing sports.
While we can’t guarantee you won’t ever have to wear some form of vision correction again, most of our LASIK patients experience permanent clear vision or rely significantly less on using glasses or contact lenses after their procedure.
Contact TLC LASIK San Antonio
If you‘ve ever asked ‘how does laser eye surgery work?’ and want to know if LASIK is right for you, the team here at TLC San Antonio is here to answer all your questions. Contact us online to schedule your free LASIK consultation today.