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Golden Milpitas and Cupertino CA residents don't always want to rely on glasses and contact lenses. They want to be able to see clearly without the hassle. They don't want to have to worry about losing their contacts or breaking their glasses. That's why our eye doctor provides patients at our Cupertino center and our Golden Milpitas facility with the option of LASIK.
Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery is a vision correction solution for those with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure treats nearsightedness also known as myopia. This condition occurs when the eyeball is a bit longer than average. The rays that enter into the eye curve sharply, which causes blurred vision when looking far away. LASIK eye surgery corrects farsightedness, also known as hyperopia. This occurs when the eyeball is shorter than average or the cornea is too flat. The light that enters the eye is aimed behind the retina, causing issues with seeing close up. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea curves or is flat, which causes issues with blurred vision close up and far away.
This particular surgery is considered to be a refractive surgery because it alters the shape of the cornea. During the procedure, a laser alters the way light rays bend, which makes the rays focus more precisely on the retina.
Patients who undergo this optometry procedure decrease their reliance on contacts and eyeglasses. Many patients don't require contacts or glasses at all after the procedure. The goal of the procedure is to make images and words as clear and sharp as possible.
Generally, the side effects of LASIK surgery are minimal. Sometimes, the vision problem isn't corrected completely or the person might develop astigmatism after the surgery. Glare or double vision is possible after the procedure. Some people temporarily see halos. Patients may notice their eyes are dryer than before the surgery.
At the initial eye exam, our optometric specialist will determine if you're eligible for the surgery. Those who don't require a great deal of correction are advised against the surgery. Those with severe glaucoma or cataracts may not be able to have LASIK vision correction surgery. Certain immune conditions increase the risks of the surgery. Patients who take medications that change their vision won't benefit from the surgery. We don't recommend LASIK for patients who have age-related eye problems.
Golden Vision Optometry of Cupertino - 408-996-9886
Golden Milpitas Optometry - 408-432-8101
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