Glasses and contacts both have their drawbacks, so improving your vision without having to use either is an ideal choice for many men and women. LASIK surgery can restore your vision to its former glory or vastly improve it at the least. The practitioners at Ventura Eye Institute in Camarillo, California, are top providers of LASIK surgery and are ready to help you take the next step towards better vision. Book an appointment online or over the phone to find out if you qualify for LASIK surgery. Ventura Eye Institute welcomes patients in the following surrounding areas: Ventura, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and the greater Ventura County.
LASIK surgery is intended for patients whose eyes have finished developing. You may be a good candidate if:
Your provider will help you determine if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and discuss your goals and your budget.
Many patients stray away from LASIK surgery because having a sharp object near their eye sounds too risky. However, a blade doesn’t need to come near your eye. Bladeless LASIK, or all-laser LASIK, uses two types of lasers to perform the procedure.
The first procedure uses a femtosecond laser to cut a thin flap into your cornea, the clear frontmost layer of your eye. The second procedure uses an excimer laser to reshape the corneal tissue underneath to correct your eyesight. Then, the flap is placed back onto your eye.
With modern LASIK procedures, most patients only need one treatment. About 1-2 percent of patients need a touch-up the first year, and then about 1% of patients need touch-ups yearly after that. So after 10 years, about 10 percent of patients will need touch-ups to maintain their excellent vision.
Like any corrective eye surgery, LASIK comes with possible risks. These risks include:
Your provider will discuss any risks involved and answer any questions you have during your consultation.
If you’re seeking a permanent solution to your poor eyesight, call or schedule a consultation online at Ventura Eye Institute to determine if LASIK surgery is right for you.