LASIK is a surgery designed to give you freedom from glasses and contacts. During the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will change the shape of your cornea to correct your refractive error, giving you clarity and greater visual freedom.
While LASIK isn’t designed to fix your allergies, it may indirectly help with their symptoms! Keep reading to learn if LASIK can improve your allergy symptoms!
What is LASIK?
LASIK corrects your vision at the source of the problem if you have a refractive error. Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, typically result from an irregular shape of the cornea or an eye that is too short or too long.
The cornea is a curved piece of transparent tissue covering the pupil. The light that passes through the cornea should focus on a single point at the back of the inside of your eye.
If the cornea is not curved correctly, however, that light could end up missing the mark. This can cause blurry vision at specific distances or general vision problems.
During LASIK, your LASIK surgeon uses computer-guided lasers to precisely correct the curve. First, they will create a flap in the top layer of the cornea.
Creating a flap allows the LASIK surgeon to reshape the middle layer of the cornea underneath, which is much thicker. Once the desired curvature has been created, the flap is replaced, where it reseals quickly.
The entire procedure is usually done in under thirty minutes. Your eyes will also be numbed prior to LASIK surgery to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. In order to know if LASIK may be right for you, you must first schedule an evaluation with your eye doctor at Stahl Eyecare.
Booking a LASIK appointment is also fast and easy. Start with a LASIK consultation at Stahl Eyecare in NYC to determine if you are eligible for LASIK surgery.
What are Common Eye-Related Symptoms of Allergies?
Allergens like pollen, dust, or animal dander can cause many symptoms. With eyes specifically, you could experience:
- Burning sensation
- Watery eyes
- Feeling something in your eyes.
During spring allergy season, these symptoms can be constant. It can be difficult to focus and enjoy the outdoors when you are experiencing eye allergies.
That’s why it is important to take every advantage to reduce them.
How Can LASIK Help Improve My Allergy Symptoms?
Eye drops are a staple for people with allergies. They provide instant relief from itchy eyes and flush out allergens.
During the height of allergy season, your eyes may even crave a constant supply of eye drops. Glasses create a literal barrier between your eyes and the sweet relief of artificial tears.
Taking glasses off and fumbling with an eye dropper with blurry vision is hardly convenient. LASIK allows you to reduce your dependence on glasses, so you can access your eye drops when you need them.
If you wear contacts, LASIK can even prevent you from getting more allergens in your eyes. It is impossible to put contacts in without getting your hands near your eyes.
Having fingers near your eyes is a sure way to transfer allergens. Whether you are putting in fresh contacts or adjusting the ones you already have, you could be making your allergies worse.
After LASIK, you will not need to take this risk daily. Reducing the chances of introducing allergens to your eyes after LASIK can significantly improve your allergy symptoms.
Do you want to learn more about LASIK or determine if you may be a candidate for the procedure? Schedule an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Hauppauge, NY, today!