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Lasik Eye Surgery: Is This the Best Option?

If you are following the news and the technological developments about correcting the eye errors, you would see that the laser eye surgery benefits are one of the most trending subjects all over the world.
Among all eye correction operations, LASIK draws attention with its popularity and high success rate. LASIK, which is a very effective and safe treatment method to correct refractive errors, increases its popularity as it makes many people see clearly again.

In this article, we are going to present the benefits of Lasik Eye Surgery and try to answer the questions that come to your mind about this particular operation.

READ: LASIK Eye Surgery and Other Laser And Corneal Procedures


What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK (Laser Assisted Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery is basically an effective operation that cures myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia which are the most common refractive errors caused by an abnormal shaped eyeball or cornea.

These visual problems are treated with LASIK by using the specific tools called microkeratome knife and excimer laser. The ophthalmologist makes an ultra-thin cut in the epithelium with a microkeratome knife, remove the underlying stromal tissue and then to change the flap. Lastly, the ophthalmologist reshapes the cornea which is a covering of the front of the eye which allows light to enter the eye with a computer-controlled excimer laser to repair eye defects.

Although the operation area is so sensitive, LASIK eye surgery is a safe, low-risk and painless operation that only takes 15 minutes per eye. LASIK recovery time is also really short as the procedure itself. Many activities usually can be done easily within 1-2 days. Depending on the skill of your surgeon and the type of refractive error you have, you may meet a good vision between 2-7 days and complete recovery may last at least 6 months.

READ: LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery Time

How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

Although it depends on various factors such as the destination such as Chicago, Surrey, Istanbul or Warsaw, and the doctor’s reputation and experience, the average price is between €1000-€ 3000 per eye. The LASIK eye surgery cost could seem a little bit high to you, but this should be the first thing we must say that this operation absolutely worth it. Just try to imagine that, after the operation, there will be no need glasses or lenses anymore. If you have a refractive error, you periodically should be prescript glasses and be a loyal consumer of optical stores such as Specsavers. However, as your vision will reach 20/20 clearness by LASIK, you will not need to wear any of them.
Your life quality will increase and ironically but absolutely you will experience the change in your perspective on life with a huge smile just after the operation.

READ: How much does LASIK cost? The average LASIK cost per eye

Is LASIK right for me?

Perhaps the first question in your mind is about your suitability for this operation. Here you may find the quick answer: If you have keratoconus, a thin cornea, uveitis, uncontrolled glaucoma, and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and if you are pregnant and/or you are still lactating, you will not become one of the candidates for this operation. Under 18 years and over 65 years are not allowed for this operation except for special circumstances. Your doctor will exactly decide about your suitability for this particular operation.

What will be changed after the LASIK eye surgery?

• You will not use the eye checkups, glasses, contact lenses, and their solutions and also not worry about having them anymore
• You will enjoy the better sight in the day and night
• You will be able to use sunglasses that you like
• There will be no eye-related headaches
• You will have a clear sight when you wake up
• There will be no sensitivity or dryness in your eyes anymore
• Swimming will be not a problem; you can swim without thinking your glasses or lenses
• There will be no barrier for you to watch 3D movies

If you decide to go on with this operation, Turkey would be the best option to find the right clinics and the best doctors and also the wallet-friendly costs; just like plenty of people have done for years with full of pleasure.

READ: LASIK Eye Surgery – A Patient’s Guide


This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.

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