Millions of people have discovered better eyesight with laser vision correction. If you need glasses or contacts, you might be a candidate for LASIK. This form of vision correction uses minimally invasive technology to reshape your cornea for effective, long-lasting results.
What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses. It adjusts the shape of your cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Your cornea, the clear structure at the front of your eye, helps change the angle of incoming light. The laser shapes the cornea, so the light reaches the retina at the correct angle and forms a clear image.
How Does LASIK Work?
Dr. Senekal begins the LASIK procedure with the Visumax Femtosecond laser. This laser creates a thin flap in the outer layer of the cornea. This flap is lifted without detaching it. The MEL90 Excimer laser will vaporize microscopic layers of the cornea for precise vision correction. This process causes no heat or discomfort and only takes seconds per eye. The flap is returned to its location, where it will quickly heal.
How Long Does LASIK Last?
Each person’s LASIK experience is unique. Some people might be satisfied with their results for life, while others may have LASIK or another type of vision correction years later. LASIK permanently changes the shape of the cornea, producing lasting results. Most people report satisfaction with their LASIK results after ten years or more.
However, your eyes will continue to change with age. Your lens will become less flexible over time, and many people who have LASIK will eventually still need reading glasses. Your original vision issue can continue progressing, although your vision will remain better than it would be without LASIK.
What are the Benefits of LASIK?
LASIK is the most well-known form of laser vision correction and remains extremely popular. Benefits of LASIK include:
The computer-controlled laser precision of LASIK produces reliably excellent results, especially in the hands of a skilled surgeon. LASIK has a high success rate and gives most people significantly improved vision.
Minimal Recovery Time
LASIK requires minimal downtime. Most people can drive and return to work within 24 to 48 hours. The most common effects include irritation and light sensitivity. Dr. Senekal will provide eye drops to assist with these until they go away.
Easy to Finance
Dr. Senekal provides a superior level of LASIK service and safety. We make financing simple so almost anyone can afford better vision.
Request a Consultation
We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
Most people seeking laser vision correction make good candidates for LASIK. However, people with thin corneas or chronic dry eye might be better candidates for a different procedure such as SMILE or PRK. Only Dr. Senekal can determine if LASIK is the best option for you.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about LASIK, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!