Want to get rid of spectacles &/or contact lenses once & for all? But, what is the way? Why not try LASIK surgery!
But what is it, who it is for, & how much does it cost?
In a nutshell, what is everything you need to know about LASIK surgery?
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery or Laser eye surgery (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is a vision correction surgery. It is opted for, mostly by those who are near-sighted, far-sighted or suffer from astigmatism (Astigmatism is an imperfection in the eye’s curvature) which causes imperfect vision. The LASIK procedure involves a laser to sculpt the cornea and transform it to achieve a 20/20 vision. It is performed by an ophthalmology surgeon as a permanent alternative to contact lenses or reading glasses. LASIK eye surgery involves use of Laser . Unlike most light sources, light from a LASER (which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is confined to specific wavelengths. This allows it to be focused into powerful beams.
Who is it for?
About 70-80 % of adult population is the right candidate for Laser eye surgery. Many of them share key requirements –
- A healthy cornea
- Be over 18 years old
- Show no sign of any eye defects
If it turns out you are not a right candidate for LASIK, most surgeons can suggest you an alternative treatment of Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).
Certain health conditions which can increase the risks associated with LASIK surgery or make the outcome less predictable are:
- Autoimmune disorders
- A weakened immune system
- Unstable vision due to medications, hormonal changes or age
- Person suffering from glaucoma, cataracts, eye injuries or lid disorders
How much does LASIK Surgery Cost?
The average cost for surgery can be 35000 INR for both eyes. The cost can vary based on technique, geography, surgeon, surgeon’s experience & other factors. There are several online media where you can book surgery packages online.
LASIK or eye laser treatment has been around for over 20 years and with a careful evaluation of your eye health, this option paves the path to obstacle-free vision. Every surgery carries a certain number of risks, & LASIK surgery is no exception, however these risks can be easily avoided by thorough dry eye evaluation. One of the many benefits of Lasik eye surgery is a fast healing and recovery time. Recovery from LASIK eye surgery can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. While every patient recovers differently, your recovery from LASIK will likely be fast, with few hiccups along the way.