Ever wondered what it’s like to wake up and to see clearly from the moment you get out of bed rather than needing to scramble for your glasses or put in contact lenses?
That’s the reality that laser vision correction offers you, perfect sight 24/7. It’s no wonder the procedure has grown in popularity so much over the last few years. Estimates are in the region of some 30 million people. They include sports stars such as Tiger Woods and Christiano Ronaldo, who worked out that wearing glasses could have a negative impact on their sports performance.
But what is laser vision correction and what does it involve? Put simply; it’s a surgical procedure that can be used for eyesight problems such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (a condition associated with ageing, where it becomes increasingly difficult to focus clearly on objects that are close by).
How does laser vision correction work?
Corrective eye surgery involves laser reshaping of the eyes’ surface or surgical insertion of artificial lenses. With laser correction, the laser energy reshapes the curvature of the eye’s front surface (your cornea), changing the way light rays enter the eyes.
The surgery differs, depending on what vision problem you have. If you are near or short-sighted (i.e. you can’t see distant objects clearly), the laser removes microscopic bits of tissue to flatten the cornea. If you suffer from far-sightedness (where you can’t see things close up), the laser steepens the cornea, and it smooths out irregularities if you have astigmatism, where your eyeball is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football and which can cause blurred vision and eye strain.
The procedure is safe, as laser vision correction uses a cool beam of light that the surgeon controls with a computer. He or she can turn it off anytime, and there are no known cases of people going blind from LASIK (one of the most common refractive surgeries used).
It isn’t a painful procedure because you will be given anaesthetic eye drops, and pain medication for afterwards if necessary.
The surgery takes less than a minute, and the entire procedure can be done in about 30 minutes for both eyes. Most people can undergo surgery, but we can help you work out if it’s the solution for you as the LIREMA Eye Clinic has worked in this area for fourteen years, treating more than 50,000 patients, allowing them to abandon their glasses for good.
Accurate and limitless vision is what most of us want, and laser vision correction offers this at a cost-effective price. Many people find the costs compare well to the money that needs to be spent on contact lenses or glasses and prescription sunglasses over the years, and they enjoy the convenience of perfect vision.