Lasik is a modern solution for reducing dependence on glasses and contact lenses millions of people all over the world (with refractive errors as Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia) benefit from this miraculous treatment which offers a natural, permanent clear vision. Its quick, safe, painless and reliable nature made it a first choice treatment for people who need visual freedom.

Do you need to have Lasik?
If answer "yes" to one or more of the following questions, then Lasik may be the solution that you have been looking for:

  • Do your glasses or contact lenses interfere with your hobbies, sports activities, to your job?
  • Do you want to see the clock when you wake up?
  • Do you want to enjoy swimming and the beach with total visual freedom?
  • Do you want to get rid of problems related to your glasses such as the indent on your nose, fogging on cold days, getting wet on rainy days?
  • Do your eyes feel fry and tired with contact lenses?
  • Do you feel an urge to remove your contact lenses after a few hours of wear?
  • Are you tires of contact lens care?
  • Are you worried about the infection risks of contact levess?
  • In case of emergencies will you need of searching for your glasses or contact lenses?
  • Do you want to feel independent, self-sufficient and free?
  • Do you want to stop paying again and again for glasses or contact lenses?

Before LASIK

In order to decide whether you're a good candidate for Lasik, your eye doctor will examine your eyes to make sure they are in god health and the kind of vision correction you need.
Your doctor will also look for signs of dry eye (insufficient tears or reduce quality of tears might need treatment before LASIK Also, a corneal topography is usually done to "map" tour cornea.
With the new wave front technology associated with custom LASIK, you also are likely to undergo a wave front analysis that sends llight waves through the eye to provide an eve more precise map of errors affecting your vision.
More sophisticated tests are also available contrast sensitivity function and ocular response analyzer, on you doctor's recommendation, to analyze your with great accuracy to see how will you fit for your Lasik procedure.

If you are a candidate for Lasik

You need to remove your soft contact lenses at least 1 week before the exam and laser treatment. For hard and gas permeable contact lenses, this period is 3 weeks.
On the day of laser treatment, please do not wear any make-up (eye and face), cream, moisturizer, and perfume or after-shave lotion. Since the laser room is cold, wear worm comfortable clothes.

After Lasik

Postoperative Care in LASIK

  • Immediately after surgery, try blink intentionally as much as you can leave the eye shields converting the eyes until the postoperative visit at roayah on the next day.
  • During the first week, try to avoid water or sweat from coming in contact with the eyes. Eye rubbing is absolutely prohibited.
  • Use the prescribed antibiotic eye drops artificial tears as directed until the next visit (determined by your doctor)
  • No eye makeup for 2 weeks
  • No swimming for 2 weeks
  • Avoid dust environment

Advantages of LASIK

  • Permanent vision correction.
  • Brief surgery with rapid recovery.

LASIK and improvement of your quality of life

  • LASIK can reduce your dependence on eye glasses and contact lenses.
  • LASIK can increase your eligibility for certain professions.
  • LASIK can enhance your performance in activities, hobbies, and sports, especially water and other outdoor sports.

Steps of LASIK Surgery

  • Twenty minutes before the surgery, the patient is prepared with antibiotic and anesthetic eye drops.
  • Once inside the operation room, the surgical team disinfects the area around the eyes to be operated upon. The eye is then kept open with a self-retaining speculum; the surgeon starts the surgery by creating a thin corneal flap, a step that takes only few seconds. The flap is elevated to expose the cornea's middle layer.
  • The surgeon then uses the excimer laser to reshape the exposed middle layer of which it is directed the cornea; this laser emits energy in the ultraviolet range (193mm) which acts only on the surface it irradiates. The laser evaporates the selected tissue without generating any heat or transmitting the laser radiation to any other part of the eye. This process leaves no trace on adjacent tissue or elsewhere inside the eye.
  • In correction near sightedness-(myopia), the laser reduces the central corneal curvature by removing microscopic amounts of corneal tissue near the periphery of the cornea
  • The flap is then places bask to its original position, where it takes the new shape creates by the laser
  • The adhesion becomes very strong within 3-5 minutes without a need for any suture. The eye is then covered with a plastic eye shield, which is held in place by adhesive tapes. The eyes shield has perforations in it to allow the patient to see through. The patient can then return home. The shield is left until the patient comes back to Roayah on the next day to have it removed.
  • On the next day, the surgeon examines the eye and tests vision, through vision can often fluctuate during the first months. The surgeon gives instr4uctions for follow-up care and then makes an appointment for the next visit, usually in about a week.