Once reserved for younger patients, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says lasik surgery is an increasingly popular choice for the over-50 crowd. If you have healthy eyes, you can have lasik surgery at almost any age, even if you are in your sixties, seventies, or even eighties.
LASIK, which is short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is one of the most common types of laser surgery. Lasik surgery reshapes the clear front part of your eye, known as the cornea, to change how your eye focuses. The surgeon makes a tiny circular incision in the cornea to form a flap. Then, Dr. Behler, will fold back the flap and use an excimer laser to remove some of the corneal tissue.
Many patients who have lasik surgery end up with perfect 20/20 vision. In most cases, lasik surgery is painless and quick – as fast as 15 minutes for both eyes. You will enjoy improved vision without the help of contacts or glasses as soon as 24 hours after the procedure.
Contact Behler Eye and Laser Center today, to learn how lasik surgery can help you if you are in and around the Tampa area, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey.