LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that allows you to see clearly without the hassles associated with wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. This technique is available at the Center for Corrective Eye Surgery, located in McHenry, IL, and also serving Algonquin, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, and Wauconda.
In LASIK eye surgery, the laser is used in place of a scalpel. The key to the laser is the precision by which it administers amplified light. This makes it a useful tool for a procedure as delicate as eye surgery. When employed by an ophthalmologist, the laser will be used to reshape either the cornea, which is the covering of the front of the eye, or the eyeball itself. LASIK treatment is considered safe and is known to have a high level of satisfaction among those who have undergone the procedure. A consultation with an eye doctor will help determine whether or not this procedure is right for you.
The procedure has been proven to be effective in correcting certain focusing problems, specifically nearsightedness, and farsightedness. This is because these conditions are related to a misshapen cornea or eyeball. It can also be useful in the treatment of astigmatism, which causes blurry vision at any distance.
LASIK eye surgery is most effective in cases where the patient’s focusing problem is moderate, stable, and unrelated to the natural aging process. Those who undergo the procedure should also be in generally good health. After their treatment, patients can expect their clearer vision to last for years or even decades.
If you are a resident of Algonquin, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, or McHenry, IL, and are considering LASIK eye surgery, contact The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery today at (815) 636-2020.