According to Persistence Market Research, the demand for LASIK treatment is expected to increase between the years 2016 – 2024 due to the large aging population in the US. Many individuals are benefiting from this effective procedure for vision correction, causing prescriptive lens use to decline for the first time ever.
LASIK, an acronym for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (don’t worry, you’ll never need to know that), involves using a precise computer-controlled laser to gently reshape the cornea, allowing light rays to focus more directly on the retina. This 10-minute procedure is virtually painless, as numbing eye drops are used prior to surgery, and helps patients correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The statistics tell us that LASIK procedures have a relatively high success rate with patients achieving 20/20 vision about 90 percent of the time!
A recent LASIK patient of ours says, “You have no idea how incredible it is to wake up every morning and actually see my alarm clock clearly. I should have had this surgery a long time ago.”
If you answer yes to the following questions, you are most likely an ideal candidate for this procedure:
- Are you at least 19 years old?
- Have you had stable eye prescriptions for at least one year?
- Do you have zero health issues?
Most patients are able to drive and attend work the next day, seeing dramatic vision improvement by the end of the first week. Imagine how wonderful it will be to see your alarm clock clearly in the morning! Although there are many benefits to laser vision correction, there are also risks. That’s why we use only the most advanced technology available to minimize that risk and to ensure precise accuracy.
Here at Michigan Eye Institute, we believe there is much freedom to gain by seeing clearly. To see if LASIK eye surgery is for you, contact your favorite Michigan eye doctors today to learn more or to set up an appointment. We have 5 convenient locations in southeast Michigan, including Flint, Fenton, Oxford, Lapeer, and Grand Blanc.