Our team at OrthoK Plus in South Jordan, UT, knows the benefit of having clear vision. If you have lived with poor vision for most of your life, it makes sense that you have considered LASIK surgery. What you may not know is that there is a LASIK alternative to consider called ortho-k. We have gathered a few questions that need to be asked before considering LASIK surgery.
You should only consider LASIK surgery if your eyes are completely healthy. Before undergoing the procedure, the eye doctor will ask about any symptoms you have experienced that could impact the outcome of the surgery. For example, eye injuries, dry eyes, glaucoma, and other eye conditions could mean you need other treatments before considering surgery.
An eye doctor may recommend a LASIK alternative like orthokeratology if you have severe nearsightedness or have fairly good vision without glasses. If your vision is still changing or has changed recently, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK at this time and ortho-k may be a better option.
While side effects and complications of LASIK are rare, dry eyes, visual disturbances, and vision loss have occurred. If you are afraid of these potential complications, you may not want to undergo surgery until you have more information.
If you are still unsure about LASIK surgery, you should consider an alternative like ortho-k. Ortho-k does not require surgery, and it reduces your dependency on glasses or contact lenses during the day. Ortho-k involves wearing special contact lenses at night to gently reshape your cornea as you sleep. The lenses are taken out in the morning, providing clear vision throughout the day. If you would like to learn more and live in or around South Jordan, contact OrthoK Plus. Call our team today at 801-890-2601 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.