LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is an eye surgery designed to improve vision. Refractive errors that LASIK can improve include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Although LASIK only takes a few minutes to complete, the results of the procedure should last a lifetime. Most people enjoy clear vision as early as the next day.
But what happens during LASIK? How can a laser change your vision in just a few short minutes?
This month marks Healthy Vision Month, a yearly celebration of eye health and a reminder to take proper care of your vision. During this month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends following these five eye health guidelines.
Sports-related eye injuries are surprisingly common. According to a 2016 study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, Harvard, and other institutions, approximately 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are treated at emergency rooms each year. (Other studies are less optimistic, placing the estimate at around 100,000 sports-related eye injuries per year.)
Cataracts affect an estimated 20.5 million people-about one in six Americans. If you are over seventy you have a greater then fifty percent chance you have cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss in people over age forty.