For those of us who have spent much of our lives depending on glasses or contact lenses to see the world, LASIK and other refractive surgeries offer a unique opportunity to liberate oneself from the confines of nearsightedness, astigmatism, and even farsightedness. Imagine waking up able to see the alarm clock or going to the beach with just a pair of fashion (no prescription) sunglasses!
Anyone who is interested in LASIK should have a comprehensive eye health examination to ensure that they do not have any contraindications to the procedure and to discuss which refractive procedure is right for them. After the initial evaluation they will meet with the surgeon, Ezra L. Galler, MD, for a preoperative examination.
The LASIK procedure only takes a few minutes and recovery tends to be fast. Most people return completely to their daily activities within a week of surgery.