Lasik surgery is a surgical procedure that is done to correct vision so that an individual will not have to wear glasses or contact lenses anymore. It can correct several different types of vision problems including those that are caused by astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia. Lasik surgery is done using a laser and is conducted by an ophthalmologist.
There is also a procedure called the Epi Lasik which is similar to Lasik surgery. Epi-Lasik is a procedure that is also used to correct vision but is done with on a basis that is not as deeply penetrating as the Lasik procedure and has fewer side effects and less chance of complications.
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There are some side effects that can occur with the Lasik procedure. Lasik side effects include dry eyes, eyelid irritation, floaters or seeing a halo when looking at bright lights at night. Many times these side effects will go away with time but occasionally they do last past the postoperative period.
Many times there will be several doctors that work together in a practice performing the Lasik and Epi Lasik procedures so that they are essentially operating a Lasik surgery clinic which allows them to focus solely on these procedures. There are benefits to this arrangement. When a doctor works at the same task repeatedly their skills have more opportunities to be finely tuned and allow the doctor to be the best they can possibly be in their field.
The price of Lasik eye surgery cost can vary depending upon the condition that needs to be treated and the physician practice or Lasik surgery clinic you choose. It is safe to say that an average is around two thousand to two thousand five hundred dollars for both eyes to receive the Lasik procedure. The Epi Lasik procedure is more expensive with an average of around four thousand dollars to receive this procedure.
Both procedures are very safe and offer a new way of life to those who have been dependent upon their glasses and contact lenses. It is a wonderful option to consider.
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