THINKING ABOUT GIVING YOURSELF THE GIFT OF LASIK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

The surgeons with Eye Associates of South Texas offer patients multiple decades of experience with LASIK surgery. If you’re considering LASIK, call us for a free evaluation to learn if you’re a candidate. Did you know that about 9 out of 10 people (90%) who have LASIK end up with vision between 20/20 and 20/40—without glasses or contact lenses? That’s freedom to enjoy the adventure of life.

But what is LASIK and who’s a good candidate for the surgery?

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery. This kind of surgery uses a laser to treat vision problems caused by refractive errors. You have a refractive error when your eye does not refract (bend) light properly.

For you to see clearly, light rays must travel through your cornea and lens. The cornea and lens refract the light so it lands on the retina. The retina turns light into signals that travel to your brain and become images. With refractive errors, the shape of your cornea or lens keeps light from bending properly. When light is not focused on the retina as it should be, your vision is blurry.

With LASIK, your ophthalmologist uses a laser to change the shape of your cornea. This improves the way light rays are focused on the retina. LASIK is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

The goal of LASIK is to correct your refractive error to improve your vision. LASIK may reduce your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. In some cases, it may even allow you to do without them completely.

Who is a good candidate for LASIK?

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