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Seeing More Clearly With LASIK

Imagine waking up and seeing clearly without fumbling for your glasses or putting in contact lenses. LASIK surgery is a safe and quick way to achieve this dream. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes just 20 minutes, but it gives you freedom of vision so you can see clearly all day long while doing activities you enjoy.

At Valley Eye Professionals, our expert team of optometrists provides LASIK to men and women in and around Los Angeles. Here, we explain why you should consider undergoing this procedure for clear eyesight.

How LASIK works

LASIK involves reshaping your cornea, the part of your eye that allows light to enter for vision. When your cornea is misshapen, it negatively affects your vision — you may suffer nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

During LASIK, our doctors use a laser to create a super thin corneal flap to fold it back and expose the whole of the cornea. The specially designed, computer-controlled laser then reshapes your cornea so you get precise vision correction.

Precision leads to clarity

The lasers used to perform LASIK are incredibly precise. We customize their path of incision and corneal cell correction so you get clearer vision. If the laser detects any sudden movement in your eyes during the procedure, it shuts off immediately so as not to make errors.

The idea of eye surgery can be scary, but LASIK is a bladeless procedure that takes less than 20 minutes to perform — and that’s for both eyes.

Results are fast

You notice improved vision quickly — often within a few hours — and you see almost clearly within 24 hours. You can go back to most normal day-to-day activities, such as work and school, within 48 hours.

Do ask our doctors about when you can go back to physical activity, however. Competitive sports and swimming may need to be avoided during a few days or weeks because of the risk of eye injury or infection that these activities pose.

Your new, clearer vision continues to improve over a week, after which it generally stabilizes. You may have changes in your vision over the first couple months following surgery. Contact us if you’re bothered by visual symptoms such as glare, seeing halos, or trouble with night driving. These are normal, temporary side effects, but we can offer ways to manage them.

Candidates for LASIK

Anyone over age 18 who has vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness should consider LASIK to achieve clear eyesight and ditch glasses for good. Your vision should have been stable for at least a year — if it’s continuing to decline and you need new prescriptions every year, it’s best to wait.

The doctors at Valley Eye Professionals review your eye health to ensure you have no ocular or medical issues that preclude surgery — these include glaucoma, cataracts, lupus, and diabetes. Also, check with your job or profession to ensure LASIK is OK. Some military branches and machinery operations require waivers or special permission before you undergo LASIK.

LASIK surgery is easier than ever, and the results are life-changing. Wake up every day with clear vision and participate in all the activities you love without needed glasses or contacts. Call our Studio City office to schedule your consultation at Valley Eye Professionals to evaluate your suitability for LASIK. Alternatively, you can book one online today!

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