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Want to see clearly in 2018? You have options for better vision that include glasses, contact lenses, and especially LASIK eye surgery. However, some options are better for others if they want a permanent vision fix. You can find that permanent fix through LASIK eye surgery. While LASIK eye surgery may allow you to say goodbye to corrective lenses, it's not right for everybody. Discover if you are a good candidate and what to consider as you weigh your decision.
Millions of Americans suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Some studies show that Americans are becoming more and more nearsighted. Glasses and contacts are a great way to help temporarily correct these problems. However, there is a more permanent solution. LASIK refractive surgery are options for patients who want to experience better vision all the time. LASIK is the most popular vision surgery performed in the United States and focuses on fixing the conditions we listed above as well as presbyopia.
LASIK eye surgery was first introduced more than 20 years ago. Since that time, millions of Americans have undergone LASIK surgery to improve their vision and live free of glasses and contacts. It is most widely used to correct vision such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. During the procedure the eye is anesthetized with eye drops.