Imagine, for a moment, a world where everything you see is crystal clear. Instead of seeing things through a distorted lens or feeling flustered because of the eyewear accessories you need on a daily basis, you could simply walk outside without a worry or a care in the world. Sounds absolutely magical, doesn’t it? Well, what if that could actually become a possibility for you with the simple request of a laser vision correction procedure?
To better understand why laser vision correction is so ideal and why it could completely turn your life around for the better, let’s look at what laser vision correction truly is on a deeper level and discuss what separates a great candidate from a not-so-great one.
What Is Laser Vision Correction?
According to MedlinePlus, “Laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.” The main laser vision correction operation that is performed is LASIK. Considered still a relatively new surgery type, this 1999 FDA-approved surgery is now one of the most effective vision correction options out there.
In fact, according to Market Scope, around 10 million Americans have had LASIK surgery since it was first approved by the FDA, estimating around 700,000 LASIK surgeries each year. Given such statistics, it is clear that the ability to quickly and effectively complete this surgery is essential for a large portion of American citizens yearly.
How Can You Tell If You’re a Good Candidate?
With the average number of individuals getting the laser vision correction surgery well within the hundreds of thousands, it’s important that you do your part by gathering all the information you can on behalf of your eye doctor.
The vast majority of people who are good candidates for LASIK experience 20/20 vision within a week or less. One good way to determine whether you are an optimal candidate or not is to discover if your eye conditions are those that LASIK typically treats. Another way you can tell is by looking at your family history. If other close relatives have seen positive results from laser vision correction, you likely will too.
However, in the end, when it comes to laser vision correction candidacy, only a thorough preoperative evaluation will give you the official answer you are looking for. With this said, feel free to take our LASIK self-evaluation and go from there. If you then find you may be eligible for this life-changing operation, the next step you should absolutely take is to schedule an appointment with us at Boulder Eyes as soon as possible to do yet another extensive evaluation in person.
We look forward to hearing from you about the future of your vision!