We want our patients throughout Denver and Colorado to understand what LASIK surgery means. LASIK, laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, or laser vision correction is a procedure meant to reduce or eliminate dependency on glasses and contact lenses by reshaping the cornea so that light focuses more precisely on the retina.
Since its FDA-approval in 1999, laser vision correction has become one of the most popular vision correction procedures because of its ability to correct a wide range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with minimal discomfort and quick recovery times.
How LASIK Works
The need for corrective lenses is caused by an abnormal shape of the cornea (the top surface of your eye), which makes light entering the eye focus incorrectly and causes objects to look blurry. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping these abnormalities with the use of a laser.
Those who are nearsighted cannot see objects in the distance clearly since their cornea is too curved and needs to be flattened.
Those who are farsighted cannot see objects nearby since their cornea is too flat and needs more curvature.
Astigmatism can occur alongside nearsightedness or farsightedness and causes vision to be distorted because the cornea is an oval shape (like a football).
Who is a Candidate for LASIK?
Denver LASIK vision correction at Spivack Vision Center has helped thousands of people achieve better, clearer vision. The ideal candidates for laser vision correction are individuals who:
- Are adults over the age of 18
- Have maintained a stable eye prescription (.25 or less variation) for one year or longer
- No previous eye diseases, scars or surgery
- Do not suffer from autoimmune disorders
- Are not pregnant or nursing at the time of surgery
At Spivack Vision Center we are committed to providing safe, effective eye care, but LASIK isn't for everyone. The good news is, you are in the right place! Spivack Vision Center, in conjunction with Omni Eye Specialists is more than just a LASIK center. If we don't feel that LASIK is the best choice for you, we have a variety of other options to help you achieve your goal of better vision! Learn more at omnieye.com
Call (303) 733-2020 or click here to request a consultation today.