Spring time is LASIK time!
Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in LASIK on April 3, 2015
It’s time to enjoy being outdoors without the hassles of glasses or contacts!
It’s that time of year. The cold weather is almost gone and spring is here. Time to enjoy being outside.
Biking. Jogging. Hiking. Swimming. Softball. Tennis.
You name it.
And every one of those activities is even more enjoyable when you don’t have to mess with glasses or contacts.
And that means LASIK.
What is LASIK?
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.
The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out-of-focus (blurred) or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors.
Glasses or contact lenses are designed to compensate for the eye’s imperfections. Surgical procedures aimed at improving the focusing power of the eye are called refractive surgery. In LASIK surgery, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing power.
Talk to us about LASIK
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where we’ll explain the procedure in detail, show you our advanced technology, perform key eye tests to make sure LASIK is right for you and answer all your questions.
LASIK surgery can give you great vision and freedom from glasses and contacts. But like any medical procedure, you should learn as much as you can prior to deciding to proceed. Pepose Vision is not only a leader in the surgical procedure of LASIK, but also in patient education and research. We’d like to share that knowledge with you to help you make an informed decision.
We highly recommend you take advantage of this consultation and learn all the facts before you decide on LASIK and choose your surgeon. There is a difference.
To schedule your free consultation, please click below or give us a call at 636.728.0111 or click here for our contact form.