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Are you a candidate for LASIK Surgery? Here's what you need to know

Written by Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc.,*

Today, LASIK has established itself as a popular form of vision correction for adults to consider if they are currently using contact lenses or glasses to enhance their distance vision. Although LASIK is a popular surgery it's still important that you have as much information as possible in order to increase the chances of a successful outcome.

Corrective Eye Surgery: What is LASIK?

  Many LASIK eye surgeons, such as those at Nevada Eye & Ear, recommend LASIK as an alternative option for individuals who currently use contact lenses or glasses. LASIK treats various vision problems, such as farsightedness, astigmatism, and nearsightedness. The LASIK procedure was approved in the mid-1990s and by 2001, it had risen to become the most common elective procedure in the world. For an illustration on LASIK surgery, please view the video below.   View Video The process of LASIK corrective surgery relies on the expertise of a surgeon who is board certified in ophthalmology and has years of experience in LASIK procedures and the most advanced technology. Here are some tips on finding a superior LASIK surgeon like the ones at Nevada Eye & Ear: 1. Ask your eye doctor for a referral 2. Check credentials to see if they are board certified 3. Inquire about complication rates 4. Make sure staff is friendly and courteous 5. Clarify billing procedures including for follow up

Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery?

Today, around 80% of the total populations in the US will be candidates for LASIK eye surgery, and many of these people will share some of the following similar key traits. • Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old • Lead active lifestyles – good general health • Candidates should be cleared of any eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease and/or certain retinal and optic nerve diseases. In addition, there are additional medical conditions to consider, such as thick corneas and strong tear production. The best way to find out whether you're eligible for LASIK is to speak to one of our highly skilled LASIK surgeons at Nevada Eye & Ear, and make an appointment for a consultation on our direct LASIK phone line, 702-456-4000.

Is LASIK safe?

Over the last few years, various technological advancements, particularly in the realm of Wavefront technology, have increased the safety of LASIK. The majority of people who choose this technologically advanced surgery find no complications on a long-term basis. Furthermore, immediately after you have had surgery, you should not be surprised if you are asked to use steroid and antibiotic drops to help your eyes heal. This should last for about a week, and some people find that their eyes are somewhat sensitive to light during this time.

What else should you know about LASIK?

Speak with one of our LASIK surgeons at Nevada Eye & Ear, and ask for a consultation where they can answer all your questions and determine after an examination if LASIK surgery is right for you. Call our LASIK line directly at 702-456-4000 and make wearing glasses and contacts a thing of the past.

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*Lisa Marie Wark, MBA owns a social media agency and is a business development consultant with a concentration in medical spas and alternative clinics. Currently she is President of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc., a business development and social media firm that provides physicians the necessary business tools to help them build or expand their practices into fee for service business models.

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