You have worn glasses for years, but just after reaching the age of 40, your eyesight has changed again. Not quite enough to get a new prescription but just enough to stress you a bit when doing several hours of computer work.
Once one becomes tired of laying down the glasses and remembering where you put it. It can take much time out of one’s day, just when you need to be most productive.
Always a solution person, you move back into contact lenses. After a week or so of the maintenance and routine care that it takes, you have had enough.
You look for a better, more permanent solution since, at age 40, you know natural aging does things to the eyesight. You know you must maintain what you have at this moment right now, or life will become even more complicated. More complicated is the last thing you need.
Your friends that use prescription glasses have mentioned Lasik. After their procedure, you noticed they did not wear glasses as much.
So, off to your computer to hit the Google query box to check out just what LASIK is or is not. And you find…
LASIK classifies as laser eye surgery. It stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses.
That’s Greek to me. Oh, wait!
Keratomileusis is Greek. Keratomileusis means surgically reshaping a cornea to correct the refractive error causing the issues.
It will not work for everything, but for many people, it becomes a solution. You like solutions. So, what do patients besides my friends think about LASIK after surgery?
Opinions of those who have had the surgery count
Ophthalmology Journal reported the findings of a three-year longitudinal survey about the visual satisfaction of patients comparing LASIK and contact lens. Using a total of 1800 patients from age 18 to age 60, the doctors created a survey to look at patient feelings about LASIK and about contact lenses.
The study chose 20 sites in the USA. It began with a baseline survey given to those who wore contact lenses and then decided to start the evaluation process of becoming a laser eye surgery patient. The study used the techniques of the analysis of associations, and variance through the framework of logistic multivariate regressions.
The study chose 39 percent as the control group who went on in life with contact lenses. At the beginning of the study, 45 percent who wore contacts and had LASIK, while 16 percent wore glasses and had LASIK.
In the three-year study, those wearing just the contacts the whole time went from 63 percent satisfaction to 54 percent satisfaction. The surgery group rose to 88 percent that use to be contact lens wearers were immensely satisfied with LASIK.
While 77 percent of the mostly eyeglass wearer ranked at 77 percent satisfaction with the laser eye surgery. Another fact arising from the data showed 40-year-old patients expressed more satisfaction with laser eye surgery than the more elderly patients. Patients reported better nighttime vision for driving and fewer nighttime visual disturbances.
Call to action
It became clear what to do so grab the phone and dialed the number to the Houston Lasik Clinic. Read it was day surgery and outpatient surgery. Have a counseling session set for information retrieval and driving to Houston to meet the doctors. Problem solved. That is what I call a productive day!
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