Foundational to learning, reading offers the information that sets the stage for exploring what career options a person has. Reading requirements at college level remain heavy with assignments of many chapters to cover the material necessary. If any problems with the eyes exist in young adults, it will show.
• Eyes feeling sore or tired
• Eyes itch or have a burning sensation
• Eyes sensitive to light
• Eyes constantly watering
• Squinting frequently
• Blurred vision
Common Eye Conditions at College Age
Sometimes difficulty in long reading sessions does not amount to a lack of intelligence. Any of the above symptoms indicate a problem or eye strains. Often young adults compensate for blurred eyesight until the amount of the reading level becomes a burden, then in frustration give up. Nearsightedness or myopia can develop in which faraway objects appear blurred. Farsightedness or hyperopia means looking at items up close appear blurred. Mild astigmatism where the cornea or lens of the eye is slightly misshapen and blurs the vision. Struggling to read the amount of time college requires will make a young adult tire. The struggle causes a lack of concentration so that even when reading something several times it will not input into memory. Over time the frustration causes a young adult to come to the wrong conclusion that something is wrong with their brain. Many drop out of college only to find out when hired into a job and receiving a physical checkup it was poor eyesight.
During the summer before college it would be a good idea to have an eye exam. Houston Lasik gives counseling on eye problems and information on eye exams. Using the latest technology, they can detect any problems with the eyes. At the same time, they can inform a young adult on ways to take good care of their eyes while at college. If the doctors do find a problem then LASIK may become an option.
College lists as a grand time for social activities and studying. Buying enough prescription glasses to cover all the needs may be inconvenient. The FDA recommends LASIK for persons 18+ years of age. A surgical procedure with a specialized laser that reshapes the cornea of the eye. LASIK is appropriate for all three common eye conditions of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Not everyone can have a LASIK surgery. To be a candidate for LASIK a doctor must determine if laser eye surgery would be the best choice for you. The success rate for the young adult age lists well above 95% with most patients reporting high satisfaction with the results.
What to expect
LASIK remains a day surgery. The surgery takes around 10 minutes. The precision lasers make the necessary adjustments quickly and efficiently. Many patients report improvement in vision in one day. Follow-up occurs over a 3-month period with more improvement in the vision. In most cases that one surgery will last many years and give good vision. If not, then a procedure called LASIK enhancement can correct any aberration.
Make an eye appointment today. Discuss the options. Know the status of your eyes and enjoy all the activities of college fully.
Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.