Curious About LASIK Eye Surgery in Kansas City?
If you are looking for a LASIK eye surgery center in Kansas City, there are many things to consider. You should familiarize yourself with what LASIK eye surgery is and how you might react to the procedure.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr Brill only recommends the use of 100% bladeless, all-laser LASIK surgery.
Patients get the advantage of improved precision and post-surgical recovery over past methods that used a microkeratome cutting blade. The corneal flap is cut, the flap lifted, and the laser is applied for less than a minute to carve out the best shape for the cornea to achieve the desired refractive result. The preliminary measurements are made very precisely. It is now possible to minimize the glare that was typical of older LASIK techniques.
Should I Get LASIK?
It is important to know that untreated dry eyes should be evaluated and treated before getting this procedure done, since LASIK often exacerbates a dry eye condition.
We can offer advice on whether or not LASIK is the right procedure for you. We will put your prospects for a good refractive outcome in perspective so that you will have the right expectations.
What Are Some Alternatives to LASIK?
Brill Eye Center can recommend the right LASIK center for you or discuss non-surgical alternatives to achieve good daytime vision without contact lenses or glasses.
If you are interested in non-surgical alternatives to LASIK, see our page about overnight corneal reshaping orthokeratology. Here, we answer all of the common questions about the procedure and explain the process that lets you see clearly all day without glasses, contacts, or corrective surgery.
If you are curious about LASIK or are looking for alternatives to LASIK, give us a call at (913) 432-3490 to discuss your options!