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Finding Out About Laser Eye Treatment

Updated on December 4, 2010

Choosing Laser Eye Treatment

If you are a member of the public that does not have perfect vision, you can now do something about it. There are three choices that everyone has.

You can either purchase a pair of glasses, get yourself a set of contact lens or you can book an appointment to get laser eye treatment.

Whatever you decide to opt for will depend on the budget that you have to work with.

However, if you like the idea of having perfect sight without having to wear face furniture, then laser eye surgery may be the only realistic solution for you.

The best thing that you can do is to find out as much information about the procedure and the actual cost of laser eye treatment. If do you a search online you are sure to find a whole host of doctors who offer this service and they will offer it at various prices.

Laser eye treatment for perfect vision
Laser eye treatment for perfect vision

Once you have had your eyes tested by an optician they will be able to inform you of the prescription that you would need.  They can tell you whether you are short sighted or far sighted.  Once you have this information, you can ask whether laser treatment is suitable for you.

Once you have had your eyes tested by an optician they will be able to inform you of the prescription that you would need. They can tell you whether you are short sighted or far sighted. Once you have this information, you can ask whether laser treatment is suitable for you.

There are currently two types of eye surgery that is available and after a consultation, you will be told which is the one for you.

LASIK Eye Surgery

The most common type of eye surgery is called Lasik eye surgery.  This is the quick and easy fix and only takes about 30 minutes to complete the procedure.  There have been lots of famous people who have done adverts to endorse this type of surgery.

A small incision is made in the top layer of the eye’s cornea.  This is then reshaped so that the eyesight is restored to its former glory. The top layer is then closed and left to heal.  It can take a few minutes, a few hours or a couple of days for you to see the difference in your vision and this will be different for different people.

LASEK Eye Surgery

Similar to the Lasik eye surgery, this also involves opening the top layer of the cornea.  However the eye surgeon has a little more work to do in order to restore your vision to its original state.  This procedure takes a little longer to carry out and will also take much longer to heal. 

Both surgeries will require local anaesthetic which means that you will be totally numb during the process but you will be awake. 

The best thing to do is to find out as much as you can and make an appointment with a recommended surgeon to discuss your options.

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