With LASIK, you get a way to improve your eyesight significantly and regain a level of visual clarity that had been denied to you because of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. There are many advantages to getting this San Antonio eye surgery, and Dr. Rakich would like to help you determine if you are a good candidate for it. We’re pleased to offer co-management services, so that you can take the time to ask any questions you have, and know exactly what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
How does LASIK work? Most vision problems are the result of the way in which light enters your eyes. If your vision is considered normal, this means that light passes through your cornea (the clear part of your eye at the front) and strikes your retina at the center, as it is intended to do. When the curvature of the cornea is off, however, light will instead strike more toward the front or the back of your eye. This leads to difficulty seeing clearly up close, far away, or at all distances (such as with astigmatism). Eyeglasses and contact lenses work by correcting the angle at which the light hits your retina, giving you sharper eyesight. With LASIK, your cornea is reshaped surgically, meaning you get a permanent solution to your vision needs. LASIK has a very high success rate, typically around 90%. Will it eliminate your need for prescription lenses entirely? In some cases, yes it will. In others, you will have to rely on your eyeglasses or contacts far less than you used to.
To qualify for this procedure, you need to be at least 18 years old, have no past or present corneal disease, and can be neither pregnant nor nursing. Other reasons that could prevent you from being a good candidate for LASIK are having eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or keratoconus. You should be in basically good health before undergoing the San Antonio eye surgery. As part of our co-management services, Dr. Rakich will determine if your vision has been stable over the previous 12 months and that your current prescription lenses are within acceptable limits. Call us today and schedule an appointment. Better and longer-lasting vision starts right now.