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Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is one of those medical terms that is thankfully much better-known through its common abbreviation — LASIK. You might also hear it described as laser refractive eye surgery. Many patients decide to have LASIK to correct sight problems and at the same time free them from the inconvenience of wearing glasses or contact lenses. This surgery is relatively inexpensive so it won’t surprise you to hear that LASIK surgery has become one of the most common operations performed in the .

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Most people with less than perfect eyesight want to be free of the hassle of cleaning contact lenses, or having to get broken glasses repaired. LASIK seems like an ideal solution, but is this so in your case? While LASIK works for some patients, others still find that they need to wear glasses afterwards. Since this surgery cannot be reversed make sure to consult with a reputable board-certified optometrist who can assess your suitability for LASIK. If you decide to undergo LASIK find a surgeon who is also willing to provide after surgery care.

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