Eyes remain one of the most complicated and fascinating structures in the human body. Digital cameras though marvelous works of mechanical engineering cannot do all that the eye can do. According to Dr. Roger Clark, a leading digital and film imaging scientist who works with NASA, the resolution of the human eye approximates 576 megapixels. Many cameras do take much more in-depth resolution pictures of stars and distant galaxies, but it remains only a snapshot. The eye on the other hand continually moves and continuously does a stream of images nanosecond to nanosecond and decade after decade. Since digital technology remains new, no digital camera has yet to take the continuous images a single set of eyes on a single person has done. Visual acuity in humans ties closely with all our mental and physical functions. It has been stated that leaving a person with partial sight remains one of the cruelest and unusual punishments humans have ever devised.
New Year’s resolution
Resolution involves using light to see a degree of detail visually. New Year’s resolutions apply a similar idea of examining the aspects of one’s life and then choosing something to improve. With celebrations of Epiphany quickly following the holidays, insights of seeing the light arise in our culture. One of the ways to improve the light in an individual could be LASIK. If less than perfect vision has a person fumbling for glasses, mistaking p’s and b’s, and calling Mom by an Aunt’s name happening maybe a New Year’s Resolution to improve eyesight should occur. Who better than to give information and counseling than the Houston LASIK Clinic? Laser eye surgery persists as one of the best options to alleviate refractive errors of the eye. Not anyone can have laser eye surgery; a person has to have an examination, a condition that it can help and a consultation with doctors. The doctors at the Houston LASIK clinic will not perform the surgery unless the procedure has a high chance of success.
What is Lasik?
LASIK treats astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia. All three surgeries involve the cornea. The curve of the cornea and how light enters this part of the eye determines if light concentrates on the retina in a way the optic nerve can read it. In a LASIK procedure, the cornea becomes reshaped. For better far vision the technique flattens the cornea. For better near vision increasing the curve of the cornea occurs. With astigmatism where raised bumps happen the goal becomes smoothing the irregularity. The actual procedure only takes 15 to 20 minutes, but the preparation takes much longer.
The day of the procedure the eye will have drops placed gently in to numb it. Sometimes other medications become given to help relaxation. Then a person becomes lead to a reclined surgical chair. A lid speculum goes on the eye. The eye becomes stabilized with another device. The laser comes forward and an incision made in the cornea. The cornea becomes reshaped, and the recovery phase begins.
For specific details about how the process will become customized and tailored for any individual call Houston LASIK.
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.