Benefits of refractive surgery
04 October 2019
If you have a refractive defect, such as nearsightedness (poor far vision), farsightedness (near near vision), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method of correcting or improving your vision.
We have the world's most advanced technology of the LenSx® femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This revolutionary technology is 100% scalpel free and provides never before seen precision in visual corrective procedures.
The FemtoLasik procedure has the potential to improve, not only how much the patient sees, but also the quality of their vision, refining aspects such as the ability to differentiate shades in colors and brightness, and the quality of night vision, decreasing or eliminating glare or sensitivity to light at night.
It is an outpatient procedure that uses only topical drop anesthesia. Recovery is practically immediate, and you can return to work the day after the procedure. The rest period for intense reading is two to three days.
The end result is the clearest, sharpest vision that can be achieved, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. The correction achieved is evident from the next day and the final vision stabilizes over the following days.
Refractive surgery may be a good option for you if:
• you want to decrease the dependency on frame or contact lenses;
• you are free from eye diseases, that is, your corneas are healthy.
• you accept the inherent risks and possible side effects of the procedure;
• understand that you may need or assist with frame or contact lenses after the procedure to achieve better vision;
There is no universally accepted refractive error correction method as the best. Your best option is to decide on the most appropriate procedure after a thorough examination and a conversation with the specialist. Remember to provide information about your lifestyle and your visual needs to your ophthalmologist.