Glasses, contacts, squinting or not seeing clearly take on a life of their own when you have vision problems. Keeping up with glasses and cleaning contacts are one of those chores I could do without. I’m considering corrective eye surgery but feel overwhelmed with the information out there and a little scared too. The best thing to do is go in and get your eyes examined by a Doctor who can advise you which procedure(s) you are best suited for, PRK, LASIK or LASEK.
These surgeries are nothing to take lightly, you’ll have to stop wearing your contacts for 2 – 4 weeks before the surgery depending on the type of lense you wear. You may have to continue wearing glasses and there is no guarantee that 20/20 vision will be achieved.
The surgery can take between 10-30 minutes to perform but days to prepare for and fully recover from. Patients are often requested not to use creams, lotion, makeup, perfumes the day before surgery and possibly for two weeks after and if you’re reading this blog then you probably like those things.
- FDA’s LASIK information
- Mayo Clinic’s Lasik video
- All About Vision (including a pre-screening questionnaire)
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