“Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (LASIK) is a routine surgery to correct near- and farsightedness as well as astigmatism. It’s a preferred treatment (in fact, it’s one of the most common laser eye surgeries) for a reason: it’s virtually pain-free and takes minutes. Moreover, improved results can be literally seen within a day. Pronouncing its unabbreviated name, however, isn’t LASIK’s greatest challenge. This procedure isn’t for everyone. Unfortunately, there are limitations as to who will qualify as a good candidate.
You may have 20/20 vision and wonder what low vision is – or maybe you’re squinting at the computer screen trying to read this article. Either way, the month of February is dedicated to raising awareness for this condition and encouraging people to understand its causes, spot the signs, schedule a checkup and get help if needed.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and there’s plenty of time left to get informed. More than three million people are diagnosed with this condition, and this number is expected to grow. Though there are some risk factors outside of your control, there are several precautions you can take to preserve your eye health.