Are you tired of putting contact lenses in your eyes but don't want to wear glasses? You might want to consider undergoing the LASIK eye surgery procedure to resolve your problem. The extent of vision correction that will be achieved depends on the severity of your specific condition. Take a look at this article for the answers to a few of the questions that you might have in regards to LASIK eye surgery.

What Makes LASIK Eye Surgery Effective?

LASIK eye surgery is effective because it changes the shape of a cornea. It is important for the cornea in each of your eyes to be curved a certain way in order for light to successfully make it to the retina. Light must reach the retina in order for you to see clearly. LASIK eye surgery is ideal for correcting nearsightedness and farsightedness.

What Happens During the Surgical Procedure?

You will have to lie back in a reclining chair during LASIK eye surgery. The specialist will then place drops in your eyes to numb them. Your eyes will be held open with a device, and a suction ring will be put in place so the specialist can proceed with cutting into the cornea to create a flap. The flap will be lifted so the specialist can reshape the cornea with a laser. The flap is put back in place after the procedure is over, and you won't need stitches because it will heal on its own.

What Happens After Surgery is Over?

You should expect your eyes to possibly feel itchy and burn a little after the LASIK surgical procedure is over.  However, the irritation should last long and the specialist can give you pain medicine that can help you get relief. Your vision might also be a little blurry, and it will take a few months before it returns to a stabilized condition. Be prepared to attend a followup appointment a few days after undergoing surgery.

How Much is LASIK Eye Surgery Estimated to Cost?

The amount that you are charged for LASIK eye surgery depends on which method of the procedure is performed. You should expect to pay an average of a little over $1,900 per eye. However, some of the more advanced versions of the procedure, such as custom or IntraLase surgery, can raise the price by a few hundred dollars. Make an appointment with an optometrist to find out if LASIK eye surgery is ideal for your condition.