LASIK Surgury Yields Superior Results
At our Baltimore LASIK offices, Levin Eyecare provides the most advanced technology for laser vision correction. Our specialist’s experience and training, combined with top end laser technology, helps to ensure excellent results for Levine Eyecare patients.
LASIK surgery is an extremely successful vision correction procedure approved for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and in some cases, presbyopia correction.
In the United States alone, laser surgery is performed on over a million patients every year, and is currently the most popular refractive surgery available. If you are interested in laser vision correction, consider what LASIK surgery with Levin Eyecare can do for you.
To find out more about laser vision correction, contact us. During a complimentary surgery consultation, our vision specialist will determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery, or whether you are better suited for other procedures.
The Procedure: LASIK Surgery at our Baltimore LASIK Center
Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is a surgical treatment designed to improve vision by increasing the focusing power of the eye. It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in less than an hour. At our vision correction center, surgery begins after the patient is made comfortable with numbing anesthetic eyedrops.
During the procedure, our surgeon creates a flap in the outer eye, and gently folds the flap over to reveal the cornea. Using a precise excimer laser, she then quickly reshapes the cornea, and replaces the flap over the eye. The surgery is virtually painless, and results can be “seen” immediately. Following vision correction, patients may leave our office immediately, and return to their normal activities within a day, sometimes less.
Who is a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is best suited for patients who are otherwise in good health and are at least 18 years of age. If you suffer from astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), or hyperopia (farsightedness), and your prescription is stable, you may be a candidate for laser vision correction.
At our practice, surgery is the procedure of choice for patients with lower prescriptions. The surgery is worthwhile for anyone who is unhappy wearing glasses or contact lenses. The surgery is also an option for presbyopia correction, and may also correct one eye for distance vision and the other eye for close vision in a procedure known as Monovision.
At Levin Eyecare, every potential patient must undergo a thorough examination prior to surgery. Our specialist will base her recommendations for treatment on a number of factors, including your current prescription, medical background, lifestyle, and expectations from surgery.
LASIK Surgery Results
Following laser vision correction at our practice, patients can expect to see immediate improvement in the quality of their vision. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology report that seven out of 10 patients achieve 20/20 vision or better following the surgery. It is important to be aware that the surgery is not a guarantee of perfect vision, and some patients may require additional surgery to further enhance their vision. However, the vast majority of our patients who have undergone the surgery are extremely happy with the results. In fact, our enhancement rate is currently less than 3%, far below the national average.
Please note that as with most surgeries, there are possible risks. During your consultation at our practice, our specialist will explain the LASIK surgery in detail, and go over all possible long/short term side effects and complications.