LASIK (Laser Systems for Corneal Reshaping) eye surgery represents a quantum leap in eye care. Since its introduction in March 2009, and its official approval by the FDA, thousands have chosen LASIK surgery with the promise of better vision without glasses or contacts. The procedure has proven effective for patient site correction. One surgeon, Dr. Craig Beyer, has done over 15,000 successful surgeries.
Choosing a Surgeon
Since it is your eyes and your sight we are talking about, you want to be sure the surgeon you chose is the best possible choice. Make sure to consider these factors:
- Board Certification
- Payment Options
It is also a good idea to check a surgeon’s ratings with professional Ophthalmological organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Only a licensed ophthalmologist is approved to perform LASIK surgery. If you are currently under the care of an optometrist, your doctor needs to recommend an ophthalmologist. It is important to remember that because the surgery is elective, health insurance and Medicare do not pay for LASIK. Some doctors offer no-interest payoff plans from outside financial agents.
What to Expect
LASIK surgery can only correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
- Nearsightedness (myopia). Your eyeball is slightly longer, the cornea curves too sharply and the light rays focus in front of the retina, blurring distant vision. You can see objects that are close clearly but not those that are far away.
- Farsightedness (hyperopia). Your eye is too short, or the power to focus is too weak, and the image misfires behind the retina.
- Astigmatism. The cornea curved or flattened unevenly results in a disruption of focus both near and far away.
In both near- and farsightedness, the LASIK process corrects the shape of the clear tissue at the front of the eye (cornea), redirecting light to the retina. For astigmatism, an iDesign machine guides the surgeon to realign uneven curves in the cornea, sending light directly to the retina.
Risk and Reasonable Expectation
Surgery always comes with risks. Issues for LASIK involve nothing more than temporary vision blurriness and dry eye. A surgeon should explain any other dangers along with realistic outcomes. While results for LASIK surgery are generally favorable, results can vary from patient to patient.
The Best LASIK Surgery Is Now in New York
Dr. Craig Beyer is now in the New York area, bringing a reputation as one of the nation’s finest ophthalmologists—he is one of 10 original doctors approved by the FDA to perform LASIK surgery. To date, Dr. Beyer
has performed over 15,000 successful surgeries.
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