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LASIK is a laser vision correction surgery that can provide lasting freedom from prescription eyewear like glasses and contact lenses. The best time to undergo LASIK is when you have grown tired of the limitations posed by contacts and glasses, along with the maintenance eyewear requires.
Recovery from LASIK can take up to one week, though many patients are back to “normal” within 24 hours. During your time in our care, we will help you determine when it is safe to resume all of your activities.
In light of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing a simple cloth facemask whenever it is impossible to maintain a six-foot distance from people who do not live in your house while in public. Depending on where you live, this recommendation may actually be a requirement prior to entering a business or establishment. It is absolutely the requirement at Seeta Eye Center – both for patients and staff.
As the first wave of millennials prepares to enter their 40s, it is important to begin thinking about eye care. Even if you do not have a preexisting refractive error, presbyopia will soon become an unavoidable reality. Common issues such as dry eyes or computer vision syndrome may also become more pronounced with age, and the steps you take now to address these issues can help prevent more serious vision problems later in life.
The cost of LASIK can range between $1,000 and $3,000 per eye depending on the technology and technique being employed. The vision correction achieved through LASIK is permanent and most people are able to achieve visual acuity of 20/20 or better. This means that, by and large, people who undergo LASIK are able to avoid many of the costs associated with prescription eyewear for the rest of their lives.
PRK and LASIK are both types of laser vision correction that can be used to address refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Both of these procedures utilize an excimer laser to sculpt underlying corneal tissue and improve vision. Both provide lasting and reliable results. Neither, however, is ideal for every patient.
LASIK is an incredibly effective treatment for the permanent correction of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It may also be an effective way to treat night vision issues including low vision along with issues like glare, halos, and starbursts around lights.
Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.