Should You Consider LASIK Vision Correction

The most common reasons for blurry vision are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. All three of these problems can be easily fixed with LASIK.

While contacts and glasses can sometimes do the trick, they sometimes get in the way of activities and require upkeep that many would like to avoid.

For other patients who simply do not want to have to wear glasses or use contact, they may resort to LASIK as well.

LASIK is an eye treatment that is used to correct an individual’s vision. A laser is used to reshape the outer cornea.

Before your procedure, you are going to need to be evaluated by your doctor to see if you are a good candidate.

The good news is this procedure only takes about 20 minutes.

First, numbing drops will be placed in your eyes, and a eyelid holder will be placed in between your eyelids to hold your eyes open. Your doctor will then use a special instrument to make a tiny flap in your cornea. The cornea flap will then folded back so the laser can reshape the inner cornea to improve your vision.  It is like the laser is sculpturing the prescription onto the inner cornea. During the procedure, you will be comfortable and mostly only be aware of flashings lights on the microscope.  You may experience burning sensations after the procedure but it will subside within a few hours. Overall most patients say the procedure was easier than a visit to the dentist.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in LASIK treatment and other procedures.

For more information on Dr. Brian’s LASIK procedure visit http://www.allaboutvision.com/lasik-surgeons/los-angeles-boxer-wachler.htm

 

Do You Need An Alternative to Traditional LASIK?

If you have been rejected for the LASIK procedure in the past there may be an alternative treatment for you today.

The No Cut LASEK procedure is not new but is less well known compared to LASIK, but it yields great results.

The No Cut LASEK procedure allows those with larger pupils, or thinner corneas to have the procedure unlike with traditional LASIK. The No Cut LASEK procedure can also repair damage caused by previous procedures.

Below are 3 benefits of the No Cut LASEK treatment:

No Cutting – Unlike other procedures the LASEK procedure doesn’t require any cutting therefore there is less risk.

Less invasive than LASIK – no flap creation required, helps reduce the risk of halos and provides option for thin corneas to have treatment.

Short procedure time- The LASEK procedure is much easier and requires less procedure time. Generally between 5-10 minutes per eye.

With the No Cut LASEK procedure it allows others who didn’t have the alternative new options. The No Cut LASEK procedure also helps Astigmatism, Nearsightedness, and Farsightedness. The benefits of having this procedure far outweigh the risks of other procedures when they have larger pupils or thin conreas and it allows many more people to get the treatment they desire.

Advancements in treatments for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are on the rise. Alternatives for better quality of vision are a possibility for most of the population.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in LASIK treatment and other procedures.

For more information on Dr. Brian’s LASIK procedure visit http://www.allaboutvision.com/lasik-surgeons/los-angeles-boxer-wachler.htm