Poor vision can greatly affect one’s quality of life. Everything from watching television to driving, playing sports to sightseeing depends on good vision. While glasses and contacts have long provided a solution, both can be inconvenient to wear. Thankfully, LASIK vision correction is here, which allows patients to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses and contact lenses by using advance laser technology.
LASIK, which is an acronym for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a laser eye procedure used to correct vision in patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. The procedure is performed by reshaping the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) to improve vision. The first laser for eye surgery was approved for use in 1996 and major advancements have been made ever since.
NASA and Military Approved!
Today, LASIK is an All-Laser bladeless procedure that only requires a few minutes to complete. LASIK is so safe and so precious that NASA has approved it for its astronauts and the military has improved it for our U.S. pilots. The majority of patients that undergo the LASIK procedure today have 20/20 or better vision and many have improved night vision. At Sweeney Eye Associates, we use the latest advancements in Custom Wavefront technology that can take your vision beyond glasses, beyond contacts, possibly even beyond 20/20!*
*Results May Vary.
What happens during LASIK eye surgery?
The LASIK procedure is incredibly fast, taking only around 10 minutes to complete and only eye numbing drops are used during the procedure. LASIK is a two-step process involving two state-of-the-art lasers. The first laser creates a thin protective flap in the cornea, which is gently lifted back. Next, the second laser precisely reshapes the cornea to the desired shape, allowing for clearer vision.
What Results Can I Expect?
One year after the CustomVue procedure, patients in a clinical study reported these great results without glasses and contact lenses:
- 100% could pass a driving test
- 98% could see 20/20 or better
- 70% could see better than 20/20
Take the Next Step to Clear Vision!
If you’re wanting to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts, call Sweeney Eye Associates for a Free LASIK consultation today! Financing is available.