Authored by: Spark
Are you young or young at heart? Do you have grandparents or grandchildren? In today’s world the generations may have names to differentiate them, but in a lot of ways they seem to have more in common with each other than they did in the past. The baby boomers and the Gen X population have similar wants, needs, and non-negotiable lifestyles. We bet that no matter which generation you are a part of; you don’t want to be held back by poor vision. The good news is that in Mississauga you can have the great vision you want at any age.
The LASIK Answer
No matter what you call it, LASIK, laser vision correction, or Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, it is one of the answers to poor vision. This surgical procedure can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hypermetropia), or astigmatism. Regardless of whether you have worn glasses since you were in grade school and contact lenses since high school, LASIK can correct your vision in just 20 minutes!
There are some simple tests to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. It is important to be sure you will heal properly after the procedure, that you have no other eye diseases that will interfere with your results, and that you have good overall eye health. You must be at least 18 years old with a stable prescription. At OCC LASIK in Mississauga, a free LASIK consultation will verify whether you are indeed a candidate for the surgery.
The wave scan technology used at OCC LASIK makes a complete custom blueprint of your eye and its imperfections, then communicates that to the laser to give you a completely customized treatment just for your eyes. Again, crazy good.
During the all-laser LASIK procedure, the outer surface of your cornea is lifted so the laser can treat the inner surface safely and effectively. There are certain precautions and medications to take for the first week or so, as well as post-op visits to the doctor to monitor the healing process. Great vision awaits you with the LASIK answer.
The Laser Cataract Answer
Cataracts usually develop slowly and go unnoticed by patients as the lens becomes cloudy, eventually obstructing vision. Although children can develop a cataract, usually they happen as we age. It doesn’t matter how old we are, the result is the same; your vision is impaired. You can no longer read well, drive, or do normal activities as you once did.
If you are an active senior this is not ideal. You want to have great vision at any age. In the past, you still need reading glasses, driving glasses, or both after your cloudy lens was replaced with a new, clear one during cataract surgery
Laser cataract surgery is a new advancement in eye surgery that provides a number of improvements over older technologies. A special femtosecond laser creates the incisions to remove the cloudy lens. The laser also breaks up the lens into microscopic particles so it can be removed safely, with less chance of damage to the tissues of your eye from older technology using ultrasound energy. This laser guided procedure may speed up the recovery time and so patients can achieve better vision faster. The enhanced accuracy of laser incisions will also ensure more accurate placement of the new artificial lens into your eye, reducing your dependency again on glasses after surgery.
Whether you are in college, just starting a new job, have a family, heading toward retirement age, or are already retired, in Mississauga you can have the great vision you want at any age.
Contact OCC LASIK in Mississauga and schedule your free consultation today.