LASIK® is a revolutionary and highly effective way to correct your vision. With locations in San Clemente, Oceanside, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana, Brea, Irvine, Big Bear City, and Needles, California, the ophthalmologists at Tayani Institute provide consultations for LASIK as a vision solution for men and women. The Tayani Institute professionals help you determine if the procedure is right for you during your in-depth LASIK consultation. Schedule your consultation here online or call Tayani Institute today.
LASIK Q & A
What is LASIK?
LASIK involves advanced and highly effective laser technology to correct the alterations and deterioration in the shape of your corneas — the transparent layer that forms the front of your eye. LASIK can be used to treat an array of eye conditions and problems including:
Astigmatism is common and involves a deviation in the spherical curvature of your eye. The deviation results in blurry and distorted images.
LASIK eye surgery corrects this corneal deformation to make sure that light is properly refracted to your retina.
If you’re nearsighted, you can only see things that are close to you and objects in the distance appear blurry.
With farsightedness, you can see objects far away better than close-up.
Presbyopia involves farsightedness due to a loss of elasticity in the lens of your eye. Presbyopia is associated with aging.
LASIK can be successfully utilized to correct all of these conditions with lasting and impressive results.
What can I expect during my LASIK consultation?
Contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of your cornea. Prior to your LASIK consultation, you’ll need to stop wearing your contact lenses for about two weeks, since your Tayani Institute specialist needs to assess the natural shape of your cornea.
Your specialist discusses your medical history and your expectations and goals for the LASIK procedure.
You’ll have a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate your eye health and help you to determine if you’re a suitable candidate and if your eyes are healthy enough for the LASIK surgery.
Your specialist confirms your prescription, tests your eye pressure and pupil dilation, and measures the curvature and thickness of your corneas.
Am I a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery?
To be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, you should have realistic goals about what can be achieved.
For many people, LASIK is a permanent solution. However, you might still require corrective eyewear and reading glasses even after your LASIK procedure due to the continuing natural alterations in your eye.
LASIK isn’t suitable for:
- Adolescents or children
- People with herpes, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other infections or conditions that can affect the eyes
- People with thin corneas, cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma, or large pupils
LASIK only works to correct certain prescriptions. To be a good candidate, you must have good eye health, and your prescription must have stayed the same for the previous year.
Discover the multitude of benefits of LASIK eye surgery by calling your nearest Tayani Institute office or schedule online today.