Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the name of a procedure that millions of people undergo each year to improve their eyesight. In particular it helps those who suffer from myopia (near-sightedness) and stigmatism. In comparison with other types of surgery LASIK has a very good safety record but nobody can guarantee there will not be any unpleasant consequences. Many people are also uncomfortable with the preparations you need to make before the surgery, and the aftercare medications required for a month or so afterwards. If problems do arise after a LASIK procedure they are usually easily resolved with additional treatment.
Eyesight is one of our most precious senses so even though the risks associated with LASIK are so minimal you should try and minimize them. First of all, go to an eye specialist for a professional assessment of your suitability for LASIK. For people with certain eye health issues LASIK is definitely not a good idea. Your general medical history also helps determine if LASIK or some alternative treatment is preferable. Once you get the medical go ahead, make sure to select a surgeon who is properly certified and comes with excellent recommendations.
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