LASIK eye surgery might be for you if you’re tired of wearing glasses, contact lenses, or both. LASIK benefits include correcting the effects of short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, which require you to use glasses and contact lenses to see clearly.
How does LASIK work? These days, we don’t rely on out-dated approaches like blades. Instead, we use a laser to create a flap in the front of your eye.
After the LASIK procedure, patients usually recover quickly and can resume regular activity within 24 hours.
SmartSight, or lenticule extraction procedures, may offer advantages if your cornea is too thin and if you wish to enjoy contact sports after laser eye surgery.
SmartSight is the most advanced and recent form of laser vision correction. You could think about it as “keyhole LASIK”.
SmartSight treatment has all of the advantages of LASIK – low discomfort compared with PRK and a rapid recovery of vision without any of the issues related to a LASIK flap. The only downside of SmartSight is that it’s not suitable for patients with long-sightedness, yet.
However, SmartSight is ideally suitable for people whose corneas are too thin for LASIK or who may have otherwise chosen PRK in the past because of contact sports or working in frontline emergency service.
Don’t worry. It’s not on you to decide. But if you want to hint about your suitability for one of our procedures, including LASIK and SmartSight, you can take our self-test to see if you are a good candidate and which treatment option might best suit your optical needs.