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Reduced Dependence on Vision Correction Devices After LASIK: The Benefits of LASIK in Portland Part 2

Imagine a world where you open your eyes each morning to clear, vibrant vision. No more fumbling for glasses, no more daily contact lens rituals, just you and the world as it was meant to be seen. This is not merely a fantasy but a reality for countless individuals who have chosen LASIK surgery, a revolutionary vision correction procedure. The benefits are multi-faceted, from reducing dependence on visual aids to a convenient, low-maintenance lifestyle.

LASIK, an acronym for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a highly effective surgical procedure approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and designed to correct common refractive errors in the eye. Utilizing advanced laser technology with accuracy and precision, your LASIK surgeon reshapes the cornea – the clear, rounded surface at the front of the eye – to enable light to be properly focused onto the retina, resulting in clear vision. This innovative medical procedure can correct a variety of refractive errors, including myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism. These conditions, often caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, disrupt the eye’s ability to focus light correctly. Through the precision of LASIK, these refractive errors can be effectively corrected, granting patients improved visual acuity and an enhanced quality of life.

At Tersigni Vision, we pride ourselves on bringing life-changing custom LASIK within your reach! We don’t just provide a service, we help create experiences. Our approach is tailored to the needs of our patients, with multiple refractive surgery options to ensure we find the perfect fit. We’re here to provide clear answers and walk with you every step of your journey toward better vision.

Reduced Dependence on Glasses

LASIK is a life-changing procedure because it empowers individuals to experience the world with newfound clarity and independence. The daily hassles associated with wearing glasses – smudges, fogging, slipping, breaking, losing them, and restricted peripheral vision – are all eradicated. Moreover, it frees you from the cost of updating your eyeglass prescription and buying new frames regularly. Instead, you’re offered the opportunity to wake up each day to clear, natural vision. The result is not just improved visual acuity but an enhanced quality of life. A life where experiencing life’s spontaneous moments is no longer hindered by the continual need for corrective lenses. Through LASIK, Tersigni Vision puts life-changing, unobstructed vision within your reach.

Does LASIK give you better vision than glasses?

Both LASIK and glasses aim to improve your visual perception by correcting refractive errors. Glasses work by refocusing light onto the retina, while LASIK directly modifies the eye’s cornea to change it’s focusing power. This laser surgery can potentially provide superior vision quality than glasses because it corrects the source of the problem, the irregularities in the cornea that cause refractive errors. As a result, LASIK can often give patients clearer vision than what they experienced with glasses. While glasses only correct your vision while you’re wearing them, LASIK offers the gift of clear sight at all times.

What percent of people need glasses after LASIK?

According to data from extensive research and clinical trials, LASIK has an impressive success rate. Over 90% of patients achieve a visual acuity of 20/20 or better. While this represents the majority, some patients, particularly those over 40, may still require reading glasses when reading fine print or working on the computer due to presbyopia, a natural aging process that affects near vision and is not corrected by LASIK. However, for those needing reading glasses, there are often other solutions for that as well.

Reduced Dependence on Contact Lenses

LASIK has the potential to revolutionize lives through dramatically reducing or completely eliminating reliance on contact lenses. As any contact lens wearer will attest, the associated challenges – daily cleaning, the discomfort of dry eyes, the inconvenience of losing a lens, the risks of infection, and the recurring costs – can be significant. With LASIK, these daily frustrations are swept away. Instead, you’re presented with the freedom of clear, unencumbered vision. Post-LASIK, the time, expense, and constraints of contact lenses become a thing of the past. Patients often express a newfound sense of liberation, with their day-to-day life no longer dictated by contact lens routines. In this way, LASIK is more than a corrective eye procedure – it’s a gateway to a more spontaneous and unburdened lifestyle.

Does LASIK give you better vision than contacts?

Much like glasses, contact lenses correct refractive errors by adjusting how light enters your eye. However, LASIK modifies the way your eye processes light at its source. In many cases, patients have found that LASIK offers superior vision quality compared to contact lenses. Moreover, LASIK eliminates common issues associated with contact lens use, such as eye irritation, infection risk, and the discomfort of dry eye syndrome often exacerbated by lens wear.

How does LASIK eye surgery reduce the need for contact lenses?

By reshaping the cornea, LASIK corrects the refractive errors that necessitate the use of contact lenses. Once the cornea is accurately reshaped using the precise laser technology, light is properly focused onto the retina, providing clear, corrected vision. The result? A significant reduction, and often complete elimination, of the need for contact lenses.

Can you wear contacts 20 years after LASIK?

While it’s possible to wear contact lenses many years after undergoing LASIK, the goal of LASIK is to reduce or eliminate the need for them. Some patients might prefer to use contacts for specific situations or due to natural changes in vision with age. However, the majority of LASIK patients can expect to enjoy clear, unaided vision for many years following the procedure.

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Low Maintenance

The benefits of LASIK extend beyond improved vision. A significant advantage of LASIK is the convenience it brings to your daily life. Once you’ve completed the post-operative healing process, the need for daily cleaning and maintaining of glasses and contact lenses is gone. No more worries about misplacing a contact lens or breaking your glasses, and no more dry eye symptoms from prolonged contact lens use. The low maintenance nature of LASIK offers the gift of time, freeing you from the daily routine of managing vision correction devices.

In our bustling lives, every moment is precious, and the time saved from the daily routine of managing ocular prosthetic devices is truly significant. That’s extra minutes each day, hours each month, and days each year that can be spent on activities you truly enjoy, whether it’s reading, exercising, enjoying your family, or simply getting a few more minutes of sleep each morning.

Additionally, think of the financial benefits that accrue over time. The cost of continually updating prescriptions, replacing broken glasses, or buying contact lenses and their associated products adds up. With LASIK, these recurring expenses can be significantly reduced, offering you financial savings in the long run.

Overall, the low maintenance nature of LASIK doesn’t just correct your vision – it enhances your lifestyle. It brings together a collection of little conveniences that, put together, create a notable change in the quality of everyday living, making life simpler, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. This is the life-changing power of LASIK.

Advancing Vision Correction: From Conventional to Wavefront LASIK

In the world of laser vision correction, LASIK stands as the gold standard, but it’s essential to understand that there are different types of LASIK procedures available. Conventional LASIK has been effectively employed for years, providing countless patients with improved vision. This tried-and-true method relies on the refractive error (prescription) alone in reshaping the cornea.

However, the development of wavefront LASIK has marked a significant advancement in refractive surgery. This customized vision correction surgery dials the laser into the Wavefront technology and goes beyond correcting simple refractive errors. It addresses unique, subtle distortions in each individual’s vision known as higher-order aberrations that conventional LASIK could not correct. Small aberrations that could lead to complications such as glare and difficulty with night vision are dramatically reduced.

With Wavefront LASIK, surgeons create a 3D map of the patient’s eye, detailing all the minor imperfections. This map guides the excimer laser in a customized treatment, shaping the cornea with micro-precision down to a few micrometres. With the aid of the femtosecond laser, a thin corneal flap is created, providing access to the cornea’s underlying layers for reshaping. This exacting all laser LASIK procedure helps reduce or eliminate your dependence on contacts and glasses. You’ll likely find yourself only needing one pair of stylish glasses – non-prescription sunglasses!

Long-term Vision Goals and Patient Satisfaction

At Tersigni Vision, our goal isn’t merely to perform a surgical procedure. We strive to be problem-solvers, considering every detail of your ocular health and lifestyle needs. We aim to offer a comprehensive service that includes risk management and diligent post-operative care to ensure patient satisfaction.

An important part of this process is setting realistic expectations. While LASIK has a high success rate, the outcome can be influenced by various factors, including the severity of your refractive error, corneal thickness, and overall eye health. For example, LASIK is an excellent solution for distance vision correction, but it doesn’t prevent age-related conditions like presbyopia, which can affect your near vision. Therefore, individuals over 40 may still require reading glasses for close-up work after the surgery.

Remember, clear and vibrant vision is a life-changing goal within your reach. Whether it’s embracing the freedom of not needing to wear contact lenses every day, or experiencing the world around you with greater clarity and depth, LASIK can be your stepping stone towards a better quality of life. The world is full of incredible sights, and we’re here to help you see it all clearly.

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With Wavefront LASIK, clear, vibrant vision isn’t just a dream – it’s a reality within your reach. The transformative potential of LASIK extends beyond eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses; it offers the freedom to experience the world with unaided clarity. At Tersigni Vision, we’re here to ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care and the clearest information about their eye health.

Ready to start your journey to clearer vision? Book your comprehensive eye examination with us today and find out if you’re a candidate for life-changing LASIK surgery. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you every step of the way, helping you make informed decisions about your eye health. So why wait? Clear, vibrant vision is within your reach – and we’re here to help you seize it.

Posted on June 25, 2023

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Dr. Steven Tersigni is a refractive surgeon offering LASIK and five LASIK alternatives in the Portland, Oregon area. In addition to providing customized care to each of his patients, Dr. Tersigni is an educator and researcher He obtained both his medical degree and a master's degree in public health from Tulane University. He has been published in national journals and has been involved in 10 U.S. FDA trials.