Glasses Fogging Up? Consider LASIK
Across the country, people are wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. All indications suggest that masks will be part of the “new normal” for quite some time. While masks provide safety, they can be somewhat of a nuisance, especially for people who wear glasses.
Foggy glasses are just another inconvenience for individuals with prescription lenses. For those who are fed up with foggy glasses, LASIK can provide a permanent solution. LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct the common forms of vision impairment. The doctors at Deen-Gross Eye Centers can help individuals in the Merrillville, IN, and Hobart, IN, area determine if LASIK is right for them.
LASIK surgery corrects the most common refractive errors, including those that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Because of its wide range of applications, LASIK surgery is suitable for many people who require prescription lenses.
As long as individuals are over the age of 18, have sufficiently thick corneal tissue, and are free of health conditions or eye diseases that would increase treatment risks, they should be ideal LASIK candidates. Our eye doctors can perform a thorough eye examination to determine if LASIK is a suitable treatment option for each of our patients.
The LASIK Procedure
LASIK is a fast and straightforward procedure that corrects vision impairment in a matter of minutes, leaving many patients able to say good-bye to their glasses, and foggy lenses, for good. This procedure is performed with patients under the effect of a local anesthetic and a mild sedative to help with relaxation.
During the procedure, patients sit on their back in a reclining chair while an instrument holds the eyelids open. A blade or a laser is used to create a flap on the uppermost layer of the cornea. This flap is lifted to grant access to underlying corneal tissues. A programmed laser reshapes the cornea according to each of our Merrillville patient’s unique needs. When corrections have been made, the flap is lowered down where the tissues are left to heal. If both eyes require correction the same procedure will be repeated on the other eye. LASIK surgery is typically completed in under 10 minutes.
After LASIK surgery is complete, patients are asked to stay for a brief recovery period. The eyes will be sensitive to light and will probably feel dry and itchy. Patients will be provided a pair of dark protective lenses that should be worn for at least the first day and night of recovery.
LASIK offers a number of benefits, which is why it is such a popular vision impairment treatment. LASIK safely and effectively improves vision and has a proven record of success. Most patients recover with 20/20 vision or better. This means that many are able to drastically reduce their reliance on prescription lenses or get rid of them for good. No more glasses means:
- No more foggy lenses when wearing a mask
- No more keeping track of glasses
- No more costly lens repairs or replacements
Find Out If LASIK Is Right for You
Masks may be here to stay for awhile, but that doesn’t mean you need to struggle with foggy glasses. To find out if LASIK is right for you, send us a message at your earliest convenience, or call (219) 769-8989 to schedule a consultation with the doctors at Deen-Gross Eye Centers.