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How to Broach the Subject of Lasik With Your Doctor

May 24th 2015 at 4:38 AM

If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for years, you fully understand what it’s like to be a prisoner. After all, the mere act of driving to work in the morning if these corrective lenses turn up missing can be an adventure worthy of a horror movie. If it’s time to make a change that affords more freedom, Lasik surgery can deliver the perfect solution.

Those who have been glasses or contact dependent most of their lives, however, might not feel entirely comfortable talking with their regular eye doctor about this procedure. There’s no reason to feel that way, however. Even if your eye doctor does not perform Lasik personally, he or she wants you to have the best eyesight possible. For many, Lasik is the way to make that happen.

Lasik surgery involves a simple laser procedure that corrects the shape of the cornea to properly adjust the eye’s focusing ability. The end result is a generally a dramatic improvement of eye sight without the need for corrective lenses. While a good eye surgeon will not promise 20/20 results, the reality is the outcome is often just that.

So, how can you bring up this topic with your eye doctor? At your next appointment, simply inquire whether or not you’d be a good candidate for the procedure. Lasik is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, so many people find that they are. Also ask your doctor if he or she performs the procedure. If not, be sure to get recommendations for trusted surgeons. From there, simply make the appointment for a more in-depth candidacy screening.

Living with lousy eyesight is quite often a choice these days. Lasik surgery can have people seeing more clearly in practically no time at all. If this option to kick glasses to the curb appeals, be sure to ask your doctor about it at your next appointment.

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Epi-Lasik, Thin Flap Lasik, AST, PRK CK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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