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Living With LASIK

Orange County, California

If you need glasses or contact lenses to get through your daily activities, you know the downside of having to deal with glasses or contact lenses daily. Whether it’s glasses or lenses:

  • They get lost at times
  • They can be damaged or broken
  • They need to be cared for and cleaned
  • You have to have your prescription checked regularly

There have been many advances in vision correction, so you can choose from many types of glasses or contact lenses, but that doesn’t change the fact that you still depend on them every day.

Renee Smith with Lasik Surgeon Dr Khanna in Beverly Hills_6800372670_l

LASIK as an Alternative to Glasses and Contact Lenses

If your vision limitations are caused by a refractive error, you could consider the alternative of LASIK surgery. Refraction refers to the bending of light rays as they enter your eyes.

Refractory error

In a perfectly shaped cornea (the front surface of the eye), light rays bend at just the right angle to focus on your retina (the back inside surface where images are formed, as on a camera film). From the retina, the optic nerve picks up the image information and takes it to the brain, which interprets it, finds the right name for it, and tells you, “That’s a daffodil.”

Many of us have imperfectly shaped corneas. Maybe they’re too short, too long, too flat, too steep, or have tiny irregularities on them.

This causes the light rays to bend at the wrong angle.

  • They might bend too sharply and focus in front of the retina. This creates nearsightedness (myopia)
  • They might bend too little and come to a focus behind the retina. This creates farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • They might bend inconsistently because of small irregularities on the cornea, and focus inconsistently, creating blurry patches in your vision (astigmatism)
What LASIK does

LASIK vision correction surgery corrects the shape of your corneas, so that the light rays will bend at the correct angle and focus sharply on the retina. It’s a short, safe, and painless procedure and gives permanent vision improvement.

You might see advertisements for LASIK at “$399.99 per eye!” or some such amount. Those facilities may indeed offer a lower price, although you’ll probably incur extra expenses in the end (“hidden costs”). But they make up for the lower fees by cutting corners:

  • Minimal pre-screening
  • Cheaper equipment
  • Older lasers
  • Less staff
  • Less surgeon time for you
  • Little or no follow-up
  • Pre-screening

A highly trained LASIK surgeon like Dr. Khanna in Orange Country, California, will carefully select his LASIK patients and give them as much time as necessary to ensure the best possible results. If you qualify, your outcome will be astonishing. You’ll notice the difference immediately! You’ll wonder why you didn’t get around to freeing yourself up sooner from those glasses or contact lenses.

If you would like to learn more about LASIK and whether or not you’d be a good candidate for this procedure, please contact Dr. Khanna at the Institute of LASIK & Refractive Surgery today to schedule your LASIK appointment.

“There was a very busy team of experts attending to me in a quiet efficient manner. Never before did so many fine people attend to me.”*

– J. Vcala