What Is LASIK?
LASIK, also called laser eye surgery, is a method of surgery used to correct vision problems. This type of procedure, which is short for “laser in-situ keratomileusis,” is gaining in popularity as an alternative to glasses and/or contacts. This type of procedure is available for people with nearsightedness or farsightedness, as well as for those with astigmatism. Phoenix LASIK eye surgery utilizes technology to correct vision problems, making it easier for you to see properly without the need for glasses or contacts. LASIK eye surgery reshapes the patient’s cornea so that light entering the eye is properly focused on the retina, which then leads to clearer vision.
It should be noted that not every patient is a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Patients with thin corneas or those with high myopia often cannot get the same benefits from LASIK as other patients. As a result, eye surgeons in Phoenix may recommend alternative procedures for these patients.
Since LASIK is becoming more popular and technology is making it easier to do, more and more insurance companies are helping patients offset the costs for the procedures so people can have their vision corrected. This is making LASIK more accessible. In addition, its growing popularity is leading to further research and technological developments into LASIK, making it safer and more effective for patients.