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Why Is Laser Vision Correction Effective?

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In the grand scheme of things, laser vision correction hasn’t been around that long. LASIK was developed a few decades ago but is one of the safest medical procedures performed today.

It allows people to experience quality vision without glasses or contacts. To discover why LASIK is so successful, it’s necessary to have an understanding of how and why it works. Keep reading to learn more about why laser vision correction is so effective!

What Happens During LASIK

LASIK works by altering the shape of your cornea. Your cornea is the transparent layer of tissue that covers your pupil and iris.

The cornea focuses much of the light that passes through it. This is like how a magnifying glass focuses light.

With a misshapen cornea, the light won’t focus properly on the retina. The retina is the light-sensing tissue that’s at the back of the eye.

If light focuses before it reaches the retina due to the cornea being too long, you’re nearsighted. The opposite is true for farsighted eyes where the cornea can focus light behind the retina.

Eyes with astigmatism are a bit different. Astigmatic corneas are not smooth and cause light to focus on many points. These eyes can also suffer from farsightedness and nearsightedness.

LASIK uses a combination of skilled eyecare professionals, computer software, and laser technology. With this combination, your LASIK surgeon can map out the surface of your cornea.

They create a flap in the top layer of your cornea. They then remove small amounts of corneal tissue from the middle layer. The flap is then placed back down and left to heal on its own.

The Minds Behind LASIK

Ophthalmologists need an extensive amount of schooling before they can work on eyes. They have to attend medical school and also be licensed by the government.

After this, they must maintain an outstanding reputation to stay in business. Trusting your LASIK surgeon is a must, so schedule a consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ now!

The Research Behind LASIK

Although LASIK is a young procedure, it receives a great deal of dedicated research. It is a procedure that has evolved and improved since it became FDA approved in the nineties.

Over this short amount of time, it has already proven to be safe, effective, and long-lasting. LASIK is always researched and improved upon. It’s only becoming safer and more effective as the years go on!

The Technology Behind LASIK

There’s no doubt that the technology used for LASIK is impressive. Combine this with surgeons that performed thousands of LASIK procedures.

Clearly it’s a winning combination! LASIK involves lasers that deliver incisions and computers that scan your cornea.

The possibility of human error has only decreased as LASIK has continued evolving. It’s important to have an experienced LASIK surgeon who uses only state-of-the-art technology. It’s this combination that guarantees the best results for patients!

Wondering if you could be a good candidate for LASIK? It’s time to contact Chicago Cornea Consultants™ and schedule a LASIK consultation with us!

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