Laser eye surgery has been around for several decades. In the past, it had a pretty bad reputation as being somewhat disruptive and painful. However, that is not the case currently. Laser surgery has been improved over the years until it has become very efficient. It still has a fairly strenuous recovery but it can be done very quickly. You need to talk with a professional about what sort of services might be right for you. In most cases, you need to already have a rapport with an eye doctor. Also, you will likely need to have a history of eye exams that prove that your prescription has not changed very much. You will need to prove that your eyes are not getting worse. That will make you ineligible for laser surgery.

The Process

Laser surgery works for many different types of eye problems. If you have vision problems, they could be the result of your eye lens being shaped improperly. The lens over the retina is shaped similarly to the lens of a camera. It flexes and bends to refract light into your eye properly and help you focus on objects near or far. However, if you have eye problems, the lens will not reflect the light properly. LASIK in San Antonio is designed to reshape your lens. The doctor will use the laser to cut a small circle into the lens of the eye.

The lens will then be removed and reshaped so that it reflects light properly. Finally, the removed portion of the lens will be reattached. That’s what takes so long to heal.

The Effectiveness

LASIK eye surgery is not absolutely perfect; there are some cases in which LASIK does not work as expected. It might not last as long as one would assume. That is because some problems with vision are actually genetic; your eyes are determined to form a shape that is not great for your vision. This means that after surgery, your eyes will be trying to go back to their original shape. For many people, it won’t happen. Many people have permanent 20/20 vision after LASIK eye surgery. Others have vision that reverts somewhat towards its old quality. Typically, your eyesight will never be as poor as it was before LASIK, but it can degrade. You can use corrective lenses after that or you can choose to have LASIK again.

You’ll be able to ask your eye doctor about which solution is right for you. There are also some things that you can do to reduce the likelihood that your eyesight will revert back to its original quality. The different methods are both internal and external. There are things to avoid, nutrients you should be sure that you’re taking, and so on.