For many patients, DaVinci LASIK eye surgery offers a permanent solution to vision troubles. Some people are apprehensive going into eye surgery, but there is no reason to be—once you understand the procedure and have your questions answered, you will likely be very excited about the idea.
What is DaVinci LASIK?
DaVinci LASIK eye surgery relies entirely on the use of lasers—no blades are involved. With traditional LASIK, a small flap is cut in the cornea with a tiny blade to provide access for the rest of the surgery, but DaVinci LASIK uses a laser to create this flap.
DaVinci LASIK eye surgery is incredibly accurate, which allows many people to be candidates for the procedure. In addition to treating patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, DaVinci LASIK can work on individuals with thin or dry corneas. However, candidates should be 18 years of age or older and have otherwise good eye health.
What Can One Expect with DaVinci LASIK?
DaVinci LASIK eye surgery is a fast and painless process, with the entire procedure taking only about 15 minutes for both eyes. While you do have the option of having one eye corrected at a time, most doctors recommend doing them simultaneously.
The recovery time after DaVinci LASIK eye surgery is impressively short. After resting your eyes in the hours immediately following surgery, most people can return to their normal daily activities the day after the procedure. Side effects are generally mild and subside quickly after surgery. Make sure to keep your follow-up appointments and discuss any concerns with your doctor.
If you are interested in permanently restoring your vision with DaVinci LASIK eye surgery, contact Clear Advantage in Portsmouth. We can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and get you on your way to clear vision. Call us at (603) 379-6817 to schedule a consultation.