Before long the holidays will be here. Holidays bring a special beauty with all the decorations and activities to people’s lives. Mostly visual the enjoyment comes from walking around and seeing the sites as well as visiting family and friends. For some people the world becomes dim and fuzzy. Often people do not realize they have options. One of the best options available now has become LASIK surgery.
LASIK stands for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis surgery. Whether you have astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia LASIK laser eye surgery may be an option to improve your vision before the holiday season gets in full swing. Classified as a refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea of the eye, it has become the procedure of choice globally according to ASCRS EyeWorld. Approved by the FDA only since 1999, its 98 percent success rate propelled to more than 40 million procedures. The success rate has been high since only highly qualified ophthalmic surgeons certified and trained in the latest techniques have maintained a standard of excellence. With LASIK who your surgeon is and his/her skills determines much about the outcome of your surgery. Some eye problems are not a good candidate for LASIK and some aberration disease processes surprisingly are. It takes a good consultation with a doctor such as Dr. Amjad Khokar and staff in Houston to determine if your issue fits LASIK procedure. When the fit is right the result becomes better vision. Enjoying the holiday with family and friends with as much sight as possible gives great joy to many people. Limited vision limits activity plus can result in falls. All of which negatively impacts holiday fun.
Fortunately, the procedure lists as an outpatient surgery. The surgery itself only takes 10 to 15 minutes per cornea. For the right candidate’s normal activity can resume in 24 to 48 hours. For vision to stabilize fully it takes one to two months. Patients who had to curtail driving activities due to poor eye sight often achieve legal driving eye sight after the surgery. This adds to the quality of life. Now is a good time to consider having the surgery. You do not have to do this alone. The Sugarland Eye & Laser Center has staff available to answer initial questions about the procedure. They have plenty of brochures on the options for your eye condition. Once the decision becomes made then the staff sets up a consultation with one of the doctors. Here the details for your individual surgery become recommended. The best present can be the one you give yourself by taking care of yourself first.
Most insurances consider LASIK an elective surgery. Courtesy discounts exist with larger providers so ask your insurance about it. A few exemptions exist that can get your surgery paid by the insurance company. If your job requires a certain vision level, then it is possible to get insurance to pay for it. The military, pilots, entertainers and athletic jobs may have a vision requirement. Service occupations such as police and firefighters that cannot use contact lens may make LASIK medically necessary. It does not hurt to ask so ask. Talk to the staff at the Sugarland Eye & Laser Clinic. They can help answer these type. If insurance will not cover then the clinic has a payment plan for you.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center 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 Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.