How do you know if laser eye surgery is right for you?

Are you considering laser eye surgery? This life-changing procedure is used to correct your vision permanently, eliminating or significantly reducing the need to wear glasses or contact lenses after. However, it isn’t suitable for everyone as certain conditions must be met to make it a safe and effective procedure. If you’re looking for laser eye surgery in Dundee, read on to discover whether it’s right for you.

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What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a vision correction procedure that involves using lasers to reshape the cornea. The cornea is the front surface of the eye. Laser eye surgery is used to improve vision and eye focus by correcting short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.

Benefits of laser eye surgery

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Many people choose to undergo this procedure to enjoy the freedom it brings. By eliminating or reducing the need to wear contact lenses or glasses, laser eye surgery offers increased convenience for everyday living and in the long run, could be a cost-effective alternative.

How does it work?

Laser eye surgery involves using lasers to reshape the cornea. The procedure takes around 15 minutes, and usually, patients are able to go home on the same day to begin their recovery. It can take a few weeks to see the full outcome of the surgery, but many patients notice improvements within 24 hours of having the procedure. There are various different types of laser surgery, one of which is LASIK, and your surgeon will help you decide which option is best for you.

Is laser eye surgery right for you?

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To get laser eye surgery, certain requirements must be met. We provide laser eye surgery consultations, during which we’ll assess your eyes and determine your eligibility. While the procedure is suitable for most people over 18, your vision must be stable for at least 12 months and your prescription must be within certain limits. The cornea must have sufficient thickness and pupils must not be too large. The procedure is not suitable for those with eye conditions like glaucoma or macular degeneration, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals, to name a few categories.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in learning more about laser eye surgery and whether it’s right for you, contact our optometrists in Dundee for a consultation to determine your eligibility. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.