Vision disorders are incredibly common for adults living in the United States. Vision disorders can be treated easily using eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, some people might not find these treatments effective. In addition, it can be difficult to complete daily activities with eyeglasses or contact lenses, and it can be a hassle. Fortunately, there is help available that can offer a permanent solution for your vision disorder.
With the help of LASIK eye surgery, you can effectively get rid of the symptoms of your vision disorder permanently. However, you should consult an eye surgeon or an ophthalmologist before you decide to use LASIK eye surgery. At Sina J Sabet MD PC in Alexandria, VA, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Sabet, can help you make the right decision and inform you of other treatment options.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a common surgery that can help correct refractive errors of the eye. This surgery works by removing the outer lens of your eye and making permanent changes to the shape of your cornea. LASIK eye surgery is ideal for adults and those that don't want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, Lasik eye surgery can help people with refractive errors of the eye which include:
- Astigmatism, or a misshapen cornea of the eye that can be oblong instead of round
- Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
- Presbyopia, which is farsightedness caused by old age or deterioration of the eye
By correcting the shape of your cornea, LASIK surgery removes the need for corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contacts. Therefore, it offers a permanent solution.
How Can an Ophthalmologist Help Me?
Our ophthalmologist will determine if LASIK eye surgery is right for you. Some candidates might not be a good fit for LASIK eye surgery, especially those with pre-existing eye disorders such as dry, children, or those that might not be able to recover from this eye surgery. However, most people are good candidates for Lasik eye surgery.
Our ophthalmologist will conduct an eye exam and determine what the root cause of your vision disorder is. Afterward, he can recommend Lasik eye surgery and conduct follow-up care to determine if the surgery was successful. He can also give you other treatment options, such as specialty contact lenses, in order to help you see clearly.
Visit Our Eye Surgeon Today
Improve your vision and quality of life with the help of LASIK eye surgery. Call us today to set up an appointment at Sina J Sabet MD PC in Alexandria, VA. Call us at (703) 370-9411.