Buy Contact Lens Home      Contact Lens Articles     


 
Buy Contact Lenses Online
 Contact Lens Resource and Articles
 
One Stop for Contact Lens and Eye Contacts Online

a thin rigid or soft lens designed to fit on the front surface of the cornea and usually worn to correct defects in vision

Contact Lens Navigation

Contact Lense Basics
Laser Eye Surgery
Soft Contact Lenses
Your Eye Surgery


 

 

 

Additional Resources

What You Need To Know About Contact Lenses
You have decided to go for contact lenses, but you’re not sure if you’ll be able to wear them all the time or if you can handle them properly? Here are some recommendations that you should take Read more...

Contact Lens

Below, you'll find extensive information on leading your eye surgery articles and products to help you on your way to success.


Your Eye Surgery Report - Is Lasik Right For You?
Brought to you courtesy of FramesDirect.com and provided FREE of charge.

LASIK - stands for Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis

The Ideal Candidate

In general, the ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 years of age and hashealthy corneas. Candidates must not have had a significant increase intheir prescription in the last 12 months. People with certain medicalconditions or women who are pregnant may not be good candidates for LASIK

Realistic Expectations

The decision to have LASIK is an important one that ultimately, only youcan make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and thatyour decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. The goal ofLASIK is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. LASIK does notalways create 20/20 or even 20/40 vision. It cannot correct a conditionknown as presbyopia, or aging of the eye which normally occurs around age40 and which requires the use of reading glasses. In fact, people over 40who have their distance vision improved may find they need reading glassesafter the procedure.

What Are The Outcomes of LASIK?

Long term data as well as our recent findings reveal very positiveresults. LASIK has proven very effective in correcting a broad range ofmyopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. It has been reported that 92% ofpatients were corrected to 20/40 or better, and 88% were 20/20 for mildmyopia. For moderate and high myopia, 92% were still correctable to 20/40or better, of which 39% were correctable to 20/20. Results with excimerlaser have been consistent with these reports.

The procedure is designed to reduce nearsightedness, astigmatism andfarsightedness but it cannot stop the aging process and almost allparticipants will, in all likelihood, need reading glasses as they age.

What Are The Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur. These are veryrare. However, they may include:

1. Improper Correction: The desired correction may not be achieved, orastigmatism may be induced.

2.

Decrease in Best Corrected Visual Acuity: This is the best vision youcan achieve with glasses or contact lenses.

3. Glare: In the first few months you may experience problems with glareat night.

4. Halos: You may experience halos or hazy rings around bright lights atnight.

6. Corneal Scaring: This is extremely rare. A corneal scar may block yourvision.

7. Dislocated Corneal Cap: This may have to be sutured or even replacedresulting in a slower recovery of best corrected vision. This is extremelyrare.

8. Epithelial Ingrowth: During the healing process some surface cells maymigrate under the hinged flap. Often times this requires no attention;however, in some instances they must be removed.

What Are The Benefits Of LASIK?

1. Reduction of large amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism andfarsightedness. Immediate restoration of uncorrected vision.

2. Minimal (usually less than 24 hours) visual recovery time.

3. Permancy of correction. Once the refractive error has been correctedthe result is stable.

4. Ability to engage in outdoor activities in which corrective lenses maybe cumbersome or restrictive.

5. Elimination of the time, expense and effort involved in maintaining andupdating contact lenses.

It's not for everyone, but when it works, it's great.
Talk it over with your eyecare professional. Good luck.

FramesDirect.com
http://www.framesDirect.com
Better Vision Team

=============================================================If you would like to publish this infomation on your website, include thefollowing information with a direct link to http://www.framesdirect.com

Dr. Dhavid Cooper and Dr. Guy Hodgson are the founders of FramesDirect.comwhich has been recognized for outstanding customer service andsatisfaction. FramesDirect.com is fast becoming the global leader ofprescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and sun glasses sales online.=============================================================


 

 

 

Additional Resources
Could You Be A Candidate For Lasik Eye Surgery?
Does wearing spectacles or contact lenses seem cumbersome to you? Are you considering LASIK eye surgery – one of the most prevalent and successful refractive surgery techniques? I suggest you Read more...
Additional Resources
Reducing The Risks Associated With Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have made it easier for teenagers to get through the awkward years by helping them see without having to wear glasses that make them seem nerdy. With colored contacts, people who Read more...

We strive to provide only quality articles, so if there is a specific topic related to contact lens that you would like us to cover, please contact us at any time.

And again, thank you to those contributing daily to our your eye surgery website.

  Copyright 2007  - Buy Contact Lenses  -  All rights reserved your eye surgery