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Lasik Eye Surgery Over 40

The laser assisted in situ keratomileusis surgery, also known as LASIK surgery is a laser eye surgery employed in the treatment of astigmatism (blurred vision), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness)

It is a type of refractive surgery and the procedure entails the reshaping of the cornea with a laser or microkeratome for better positioning. This ensures that light entering the eye correctly focuses on the retina and the result is an improved and clearer vision. It is an outpatient procedure that takes about 10 minutes for each eye. Results are often visible within the next 24 hours after surgery while vision takes between few days and several weeks to stabilize.

LASIK is much preferred because it reduces and in many cases eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses. But, the LASIK eye surgery is not for everyone. Your optometrist will examine you and decide this based on certain factors that will determine if you are a good candidate or not.

A lasik candidate needs to be at least 18 or 21 years old, depending on the laser to be used. The age limit is a necessary precaution because for candidates younger than 18 years of age, growth is still occurring in different parts of the body as well as the eye. It is only in extreme cases that candidates below 18 are considered for the lasik eye surgery. This rarely occurs though as there is an increasing necessity for this surgery by candidates aged 40 years and above due to eye-related problems associated with middle age or developments due to lifestyle.

The older a patient is with any of the listed eye problems, particularly farsightedness, the higher the tendency for worsening if nothing is done about it. Lasik eye surgery offers men and women over 40, a chance to see better without having to depend on contact lens or glasses for their daily activities.

In fact, once you are over 40, you need to see your doctor for periodic tests as some of the considerations for the surgery, such as presbyopia, hyperopia and myopia, crop up with age and are true even for those who have had seemingly perfect vision all their life.

This is to be expected though because certain features of the eye such as the lens, change with age and cannot be expected to function optimally as in the past.

The lasik eye surgery is a painless and safe procedure with immediate results. It is a selective procedure and may not be the go to option if you have any eye defect other than loss of reading and distance vision

It is however prospect to be expected and okay to consider it as a better option and permanent solution than glasses and contact lens once you’re over 40. You however need to see your doctor first or a Lasik surgeon before you decide and once you reach a decision, go through the options and processes available for you together.

Thanks to an advance research and technology, high tech lasik technology is in use today with remarkable results to show for it.

Learn more about laser vision surgery from our professional ophthalmologists including correction for glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, dry eyes, and more.  To contact an eye doctor near you to discuss corrective eye surgery visit our website at http://www.michiganlasik.com/ or call us to make an appointment at 877.579.0202.

Laser Eye Surgery Follow Up Care Critical for Success

laser eye surgery follow up careLaser eye surgery follow up care is critical for successful eye surgery outcomes. At Rohr Eye and Laser Center, we schedule follow-up visits after one day, one week, 1-3 months, and annually after laser eye surgery. Unlike some ophthalmologists, Dr. Rohr does not charge extra for post-operative follow-up visits.

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What is the Best Age to Get LASIK Eye Surgery?

When is the best age to get LASIK eye surgery?

While LASIK eye surgery can be performed at any age, as we grow older, our eyes change, and the success of laser eye surgery changes too. There is no perfect age for laser eye surgery. However, there are several considerations you and your eye surgeon should discuss to learn if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

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Cheap Lasik Surgery Comes at a Price

If you’re around long enough, eventually you’ll see ads for cheap Lasik Surgery. In some cases, you can see advertisements claiming to offer Lasik for as low as $299 per eye!

Everyone has heard that Lasik used to be expensive. But with Lasik surgery now over 30 years old, you might think “couldn’t the prices have come down since then?” Of course, your next thought is, “I bet those other guys are just trying to rip me off.” Unfortunately, nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Lasik Eye Surgery In Michigan

A quick Google search for Lasik Eye Surgery in Michigan will return hundreds of results, all promising great service and bargain prices.

If you are interested in laser corrective eye surgery (Lasik vs Lasek -what’s the difference?) here is a checklist of things to keep in mind before you select a doctor for your procedure.

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Experts Agree: LASIK Surgery is Safe

If you’re considering LASIK Surgery, you may have wondered what the experts say about the procedure. Hundreds of thousands of people just like you have had LASIK surgery. If there was a question about its safety, comfort or effectiveness, you would have known by now.

Fortunately, the reviews are in: LASIK surgery is completely safe if you use a professional eye care surgeon like Dr. Rohr at MichiganLasik.com. But don’t take our word for it – read what the experts have to say:

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