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Points to Note on Laser Eye Surgery

By: PhilBelfast PhilBelfast.   
Date Added : August 24, 2011 Views : 1142

Those with visual problems that have used visual aids like glasses and contact lenses will tell you that handling and maintaining them is not an easy task. Advances in technology have brought a much better option for correcting eye defects known as laser eye surgery. This technique is used to correct visual defects like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. This form of surgery is generally safe and is less invasive. These services are now widely common in many places for those interested. People who have had laser eye surgery have been able to enjoy better eyesight.

The excitement about laser eye surgery is understandable but it is important to know that not everybody can have the procedure done for them. There are those who are not recommended for the same due to health or physiological reasons. These people include pregnant women, diabetes patients, and those with binocular vision, dry eyes, thin corneas or very large pupils. Their conditions make the surgery more risky or just plain dangerous. These people are advised to seek other interventions that can be recommended by optometrists. Even the people who qualify for the procedure should bear in mind that there can be side effects, and that laser eye surgery might actually make their vision worse.

Skilled surgeons with a lot of experience in performing laser eye surgery are able to handle the three major procedures applied in their field. The three main techniques used are PRK, LASIK and CK procedures depending on the condition of the patient in question. Patients who want to settle on a particular procedure should gather enough information that will help them make informed choices. It is always good to consult a professional eye doctor to recommend the best course of action to take in your bid for laser eye surgery.

One very important factor to bear in mind is the laser eye surgery cost. This procedure is not inexpensive and if one is not careful they may be left facing a very huge bill. Laser eye surgery Belfast surgeons have a variety of payment options that are meant to enable as many people as possible to access these services. One very affordable option requires a 50% upfront payment, and the remaining half spread over one year after the procedure with no interest charged. Health insurance policies do not usually cover this form of surgery but patients can claim medical benefit tax offset when they go for the surgery.

For those looking for laser eye surgery Derry surgeons, it is important to look for an experienced surgeon with a good clean record in the business. One should thoroughly check the credentials and qualifications of the surgeon in question before picking him out. It would really help to talk to people who have undergone the procedure successfully to get their input on the best choices to make and which surgeons to pick. Laser eye surgery is a wonderful option for those with visual defects as long as it is handled properly by experts in the field.

Phillip McGlade is the author of this article on Laser Eye Surgery. Find more information on Eye Surgery Derry here.

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