Are you an avid skier or snowboarder? Does racing down the slopes and performing tricks give you a thrill? If you wear glasses or contacts and lead an active lifestyle, you may want to consider getting laser eye surgery. You could wake up and go skiing or snowboarding without having to worry about putting in a pair of contact lenses. You wouldn’t have to think about contacts falling out and not being able to navigate your way back to the top without the help of someone else. Think about how freeing it would feel to have your sight back and not rely on anyone or anything to help you see. Let’s explore LASIK and the benefits of the simple procedure.
What is LASIK?
Today, LASIK eye surgery is one of the most commonly performed corrective eye surgeries. LASIK uses a type of laser to change the shape of the lens. Those with nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) have blurred vision because light refraction is bent. Typically with normal vision, the light bends (refracts) directly from the cornea to the retina. Glasses and contact lenses help to correct this however, this is a very temporary solution and can be tedious for people who are active and cannot always rely on contacts or glasses.
The procedure is usually completed within 30 minutes or less. The surgeon will ask you to stare at a point of light to help keep your eye still. You may also be given some medication to help you relax before the surgery. Your ophthalmologist will then reshape part of your cornea using a programmed laser.
What happens after the procedure?
Once the procedure is complete, you may have blurred vision; however, you will still be able to see right away. You may be given some pain medication and eyedrops to help you feel more comfortable for the next few hours after laser eye surgery. Your eye doctor may also ask you to wear a shield at night for a few days to protect your eyes. It will take about 2 to 3 months for your eyes to heal from the surgery and for you to regain clear vision. You may then enjoy skiing and snowboarding without worrying about putting in contact lenses or contact lenses falling out at any point or foggy glasses.
Contact us today
If you’re considering LASIK eye surgery, contact us today to book your consultation. We can discuss your options, as well as the procedure involved. We’d love to tell you more.