Submitted by Griffin Eye Center
Chances are, you’ve heard of LASIK. But do you know what it does or what the surgery entails? LASIK is a form of laser vision correction, one of the most popular elective surgeries in the U.S. Using a laser beam, an eye surgeon can reshape the cornea of your eye to make it more ideal for focusing light, thus improving your vision.
Do you want better vision? LASIK may be able to give you the vision you’ve always wanted, without the need for contacts or glasses. A lot has happened in the last 20 years. Better results and technology due to advances of topography-guided LASIK, which is a more custom procedure that maps your eye’s unique shapes and curves. Also, the latest advancement in technology SMILE which is an acronym that stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure providing LASIK-like outcomes.
LASIK has changed how millions of people view the world, it isn’t always right for everybody. To make sure you are an ideal candidate for LASIK, make sure you have a series of tests and measurements with an eye surgeon. Also, discuss any health conditions or medications you may be taking.
If you are looking for the freedom to fully engage in an active lifestyle and experience the most out of your vision, then LASIK may be right for you.
Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology
About Griffin Eye Center
Leading ophthalmologist, Dr. Neil Griffin uses the latest and most advanced technology. Griffin Eye Center is the first in South Carolina to offer the advancements of both the Wavelight® EX500 excimer laser and the VisuMax® laser. The laser speed, and accuracy allows Dr. Griffin the ability to expand treatment capabilities, enhancements of current treatments and broaden the range of correction.
Also, we are now the first ophthalmic center in South Carolina to offer SMILE® laser vision correction and offer more options such as Contoura Vision® which is laser vision correction that uses some of today’s most advanced mapping technologies to create a highly personal treatment for your eyes.