You may be seeing very well with your prescription lenses, but wouldn’t it be great to see the same or even better without having to use your glasses or contacts all the time? If you answered yes, then we at Dr. Shipley & Associates are pleased to help you with LASIK, the revolutionary eye surgery that is done with laser technology.
The purposes of this procedure is to reshape your corneas. If they were not curved improperly, you would not be managing difficulties seeing without corrective lenses at various or even all distances. Your glasses or contact lenses redirect light so that it strikes your retina more toward the ideal point of the center, which is associated with normal vision. LASIK done by our Petaluma eye doctor, however, makes that same correction by changing the curve of your cornea to one that is more effective in how it directs light to your retina. The result? You see more sharply and clearly. The best case scenario is that you can throw away your prescription lenses and be done with them. At minimum, though, you will not have to depend on them nearly as much as before. And as your vision continues to change throughout the years, LASIK can also be updated by our Petaluma eye doctor. The procedure has a success rate of around 96%, making it as close to a sure thing as can be had in the world of surgery. And because it is done with lasers, no stitches or bandages are required. Recovery time is almost zero. And you will start to notice the improvement in your vision later the same day, or the next day at the latest.
If you find that prospect exciting, you should call us to schedule an consultation and examination with our Petaluma eye doctor. Find out if LASIK is the right way to go for you.