Bladeless LASIK eye surgery is a very popular and effective procedure that has helped many individuals correct their vision problems. For some people, this procedure has either minimized or completely eliminated their need to use glasses or contacts.
LASIK eye surgery is a refractive surgery, which means it is designed to adjust the shape of the cornea. Your cornea is a piece of transparent tissue in the shape of a dome that sits at the very front of your eye.
The goal of both bladeless and traditional LASIK surgery is to help you have clear, sharp vision. The surgery can be used, for example, if you have nearsightedness, a condition also referred to as myopia. Nearsightedness results when the eyeball is a little bit longer than it should be or if the cornea has a very sharp curve. Because of this, when rays of light come into contact with your eye, the ones that are close are very focused, but the ones that are a distance are blurred. This is why people who are nearsighted can see objects that are close to them quite clearly, but they have a problem with those that are far away.
Farsightedness is when a person has a shorter than average eyeball, or their cornea is relatively flat. Light will focus behind your cornea instead of on it, like it should. As a result, things that are close to you seem fuzzy and blurry, whereas objects that are far away often have a little better clarity.
Some people have astigmatism. This is when the cornea either curves in an uneven manner or gets flat in an uneven manner. This can disrupt both your distant and close-up vision.
LASIK surgery aims to correct these problems by reshaping the cornea according to the patient’s needs. Bladeless LASIK differs from the traditional form of this surgery by using only lasers to make corneal corrections. Bladeless LASIK surgery comes with many benefits, including more precision, a higher level of vision correction, and more personalization. In addition, both traditional and bladeless LASIK surgeries have a known track record of safety.
During your consultation with us, you will have the chance to discuss any questions or concerns you have. Dr. Hester and Dr. Groat will be able to explain all of the benefits and risks of the procedure and put everything into perspective.
Bladeless LASIK eye surgery is one of the best ways to improve your vision without needing corrective lenses. Serving Wilmington and the surrounding areas with comprehensive care, Live Oak Ophthalmology will be glad to help you find out if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more.