LIVEWELL MINUTE: Laser Vision Correction

Posted on: 1:52 pm, January 31, 2012, by , updated on: 01:43pm, March 19, 2014

During the last two decades an increasing number of people have had laser vision correction to free them from the hassles of contact lenses and glasses. With improving technology, laser vision correction has become very precise and safe.

Ejaz Husain, MD with UnityPoint Health Eye Surgery/ Laser Eye Center says, “Laser vision correction can benefit individuals with near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.  The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years of age, have realistic expectations, and understand the risks associated with the surgery.”

In spite of major technological advances, it is important to remember that the results of the surgery are dependent on the skills, experience, and judgment of your surgeon. Choose a surgeon with a good reputation, and who will personally address all your questions and concerns.

Dr. Husain says, “It is important that you receive careful screening and counseling before surgery and that the same surgeon who operated on your eyes follows you through the entire process.  Look for a surgeon who specializes in this field and talk to other patients that the surgeon has treated.”