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How do you know if Lasik is right for you?

There is an excellent safe alternative to the daily routine of inserting contact lenses or searching for your missing eyeglasses.  The solution is LASIK eye surgery which has become safer over the years, due to the new advanced technology. LASIK eye surgery is not for everyone but an option for many. In order to determine if you are a candidate a comprehensive eye examination will be necessary.
LASIK stands for: Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea so light coming through the front of your eye is focused on the retina at the back – giving you clearer vision.
There are many advantages to LASIK eye surgery the primary benefit is you no longer need to wear corrective lenses, and results are quick: vision is often improved by the very next day. At Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care the surgeons are highly qualified, educated and experienced with years of experience and great success rates. Did you know that in most cases the LASIK procedure is quick and painless?
Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care optometrists can evaluate potential LASIK patients and determine who would be a good candidate for eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has better outcomes if the patient is healthy. Potential contraindications for LASIK include unmanaged dry eye, and unstable eyesight. For example, since vision changes occur more frequently in children LASIK is not recommended until adulthood. Along a similar vein,presbyopia is a progressive eye condition that affects middle-age and older patients. As middle age approaches a patient may find he or she requires reading glasses again even after LASIK surgery.
To find out whether LASIK is a good option for you, schedule an appointment with Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care. The expert team can guide you through the process, including explaining the pros and cons, as well as taking care of your eye health during the post-operative recovery period.