LASIK has become the eye surgery preference for today’s athletes, celebrities, the image-conscience, and people with active outdoor lifestyles. For those who want improved vision without having to wear eyeglasses and contact lenses – LASIK makes this a reality. Specifically, laser in-situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, is a surgical procedure used to correct vision for people with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
At Millennium, we use a femtosecond laser to create an extremely precise flap, then an excimer laser to gently sculpt the cornea. The protective flap is replaced and heals without the need for sutures. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes to complete, and results in immediate improvement in uncorrected vision. Most patients see well enough and feel comfortable to drive a car by the very next day to their 1 day post-operative appointment.
For those who are considering LASIK, below are 5 benefits:
1. Fast recovery period
Most people think with LASIK, you have to take days or weeks from your normal activities, however with LASIK, most patients actually return to normal lifestyles the very next day after their procedure (unless you work in a dirty or dusty environment). Imagine having near perfect vision within a day!
In most cases, there is a three month stabilization period after your LASIK procedure, this allows the eyes to adjust. See clearer without glasses and contacts makes it easier for you to enjoy your favorite activities, and you no longer have the need to purchase and glasses and contacts. However, it is still important to have yearly eye examinations after your LASIK procedure. Although each patient is different, statistics show 95 % of patients who undergo the achieve 20/40 vision, while a vast majority achieve 20/20 or better.
LASIK should never be out of anyone’s reach. At Millennium, we are happy to offer $0 down, 0% for 24 months financing; we offer this in an effort to provide a more affordable procedure. We also accept: Cash or check, Major Credit Cards, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
4. It’s safe
LASIK is extremely safe with performed by an experienced surgeon. This procedure is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. Due to the latest technology, and skill set of an experienced surgeon, LASIK results have continues to improve since the procedure was FDA approved in 1996.
LASIK recipients to confidently drive at night, read, and participate in recreational activities, which adds to their overall quality of life giving the patient a feeling of more freedom in their life. Patients are free from forgetting contact lenses and glasses on their travels, dealing with glasses sliding down their noses, and the itchy, irritated red eyes they get from contact lenses.