Most people who experience vision problems use prescription glasses and contact lenses. With laser vision correction, you can achieve precise and natural vision. However, most individuals shy away from this procedure because they believe it costs more than the other alternatives.
In reality, in the long term laser vision correction has proved to be more cost-effective. Other vision treatments may seem affordable, but they accumulate costs over the years.
Laser vision correction is an alternative for contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses. The concept behind this treatment is easy and allows you to see more naturally. During the procedure, your doctor reshapes the front of your eye. Doing so helps change its focusing power.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser vision correction surgery. Your doctor can use this procedure to correct refractive errors. It helps correct astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness by shaping your cornea to improve the focusing ability of your eye. PRK can be done in one or both of your eyes.
After the surgery, your doctor will let you rest in the clinic for a while before going home. Rest is ideal for your recovery. Ensure you keep your eyes closed to avoid strain, help you heal faster, and give you comfort.
Your doctor may schedule an appointment the next day to assess the progress. It is ideal to call your doctor immediately if you experience signs of infection. If you have a fever, swelling, eye redness, or pus, seek immediate medical help. Notify your doctor if the bandage contact lens falls off.
Your vision can get blurry after the procedure for the first few days. It will, however, improve significantly after healing. Avoid rubbing your eyes or dislodging the contacts. Try as much as you can to rest. Avoid activities such as driving. Wearing protective eyewear for a few months will help protect your eyes from harm.
Your vision will take several weeks to stabilize. Typically, there will be a 95 percent improvement after three months. As time goes on, your eyesight will keep getting better. Wear glasses that shield your eyes from sunlight for about a year.
You may feel pain and discomfort for up to three days. Your doctor can recommend some over-the-counter medication to handle your discomfort. Your eyes can be more sensitive to light as they heal, with some patients seeing halos around light sources after the surgery.
Your eyes can be watery or irritated. Some patients get a corneal haze, a cloudy layer that obstructs vision. However, such side effects last for only a short period after your treatment.
Most patients cite cost as the barrier to undergoing vision correction. However, PRK is more cost-effective than wearing prescription glasses and contacts. The cumulative costs of other vision treatments are high.
The amount of money spent on appointments, lens fitting fees, among additional charges over the years, is a lot. Laser eye surgery is a one-time cost. Laser vision correction can help you never use eyeglasses or contacts.
For more about Laser Vision Correction, contact Laser Vision Delaware at our office in Wilmington, Delaware. You can call 302-656-2020 to book an appointment today.