Experience the Benefits of LASIK
For patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, LASIK surgery can improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. LASIK is a process of reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser to correct refractive errors. Choosing an experienced and reputable ophthalmologist is the surest way to experience the maximum benefits of LASIK. Baltimore ophthalmologist Sonny Goel is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has performed more than 70,000 LASIK procedures since 1997, making him one of the most experienced laser eye surgeons on the Eastern Seaboard. If you are tired of wearing corrective eyewear and would like to permanently improve your eyesight, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Goel. We look forward to helping you experience a better quality of life through advanced refractive surgery.
Immediate Vision Enhancement
Many patients who undergo LASIK surgeries experience an immediate improvement in their vision. It can take up to 6 months for patients to experience the full effects of surgery, but we have commonly seen patients demonstrate dramatically improved vision within moments of completing the procedure. The majority of patients who undergo LASIK procedures achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision.
A Permanent Solution to Refractive Errors
The changes resulting from your LASIK procedure are permanent. However, laser vision correction surgery cannot protect against future eyesight deterioration relating to presbyopia. Presbyopia is an age-related condition that occurs because the lens of the eye becomes less flexible, making it more difficult to focus on objects. Patients who develop this condition after having LASIK may need additional procedures to improve their vision.
Reduced Dependency on Corrective Eyewear
For many patients who undergo successful LASIK surgery, corrective eyewear is no longer required. This means that you may no longer have to deal with the inconvenience and expenses that come along with corrective eyewear. You may never again have to fumble around looking for your glasses in the morning, or worry about packing all of your contact lens cleaning supplies when you are going on vacation. Furthermore, you can stop worrying about losing your contact lenses and accessories when you are far away from home, a scenario that can require tracking down replacement lenses and other frustrating inconveniences.
With your new and improved vision, you may become eligible for new career opportunities that require excellent vision without corrective eyewear. Pilots, air traffic controllers, law enforcement professionals, and firefighters are all expected to do work in which even the smallest mistakes can have disastrous consequences, and are required to have near-perfect vision.
Patients often find that they can now enjoy a wider range of activities after LASIK. Sports like swimming or tennis can be especially difficult with corrective eye wear, and patients often report more positive attitudes in general when they are free from this burden.
Make a LASIK Appointment
If you would like to learn more about how LASIK surgery can dramatically improve the way you see and experience the world, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goel.