Nearsightedness (or its medical term, myopia) is a condition where a person sees nearby objects clearly but sees faraway objects as blurry or hazy. According to the National Eye Institute, myopia is a common condition that affects 25 percent of Americans. Fortunately, affected individuals have the option of managing this condition through prescription glasses, contact lenses, or lasik surgery. Here are the benefits of the latter:
Dramatic improvements in vision
Studies show that 67 to 72 percent of those who have undergone the surgery experienced dramatic improvements, including 20/20 vision or even better. With these positive results, patients no longer have to rely on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Fast recovery, quick results
Lasik surgery is performed under local anesthesia, and like most other surgeries of a similar nature, a slight discomfort is to be expected. However, this is only temporary. All in all, recovery time is so quick, patients can go back to their usual activities a few days after their surgery. Vision may be a bit hazy for a few days or so, but afterward, patients will observe the huge improvement.
Better opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle
Since there will be no need for glasses or contacts after lasik, patients are able to enjoy an active lifestyle better than before. They can engage in strenuous physical activities like mountain biking or mountain climbing without having to worry about their visual aids falling out.