More people who need vision correction are opting to abandon their eyeglasses and contact lenses and undergo LASIK laser eye surgery. Harrisburg LASIK uses a laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea of the eye so that light will focus more precisely on it. This results in more focusing power for the eye and clearer, sharper vision. Dr David Armesto, MD and his associates at Armesto Eye Associates use LASIK surgery as a means of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. While LASIK is the most widely performed laser eye surgery procedure and is considered the most successful, it is not correct for everyone. Before recommending LASIK for a patient our doctor performs a comprehensive eye examination and discusses your health history, and your family health history to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are a good candidate our doctor will discuss all the details of the procedure and potential drawbacks, as well as answer all your questions so you can make a better decision.
The ideal candidate for Harrisburg LASIK will be over 18 years of age and have had stable eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions for at least two years. The patient must also have enough corneal thickness for the surgeon to create a new clean corneal flap of sufficient depth. The potential patient must not suffer from any disease or condition that will reduce the effectiveness of the surgery or the patient’s ability to heal. Refractory surgery is highly effective and generally eliminated or greatly reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. The surgery is done by using a laser to deliver a cool pulse beam of ultraviolet light to the cornea, in LASIK surgery the beam is used underneath the corneal surface. The patient heals within a few days and can see the effects of the surgery.
After Harrisburg LASIK most patients will see a significant improvement in their vision often eliminating the need for the use of any further vision correction such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses make an appointment with our office for an evaluation of whether LASIK is a good solution for you.