Eye correction procedures are much more technologically advanced than they were even a decade ago. The most outstanding technology to date is excimer lasers. At Magruder Laser Vision, one of the solutions we utilize for LASIK vision correction technology is the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® EX500 Excimer Laser System.
Most people view a LASIK procedure from Magruder Laser Vision they same way they look at a high-end car — you can live without it, although it sure would be nice. However, LASIK has a definite advantage over the car; it can save you tons of money over time.
Many people wonder about the best time to get LASIK Surgery. There isn’t a concrete age number, but it is best to seek LASIK surgery once your eyes have reached ocular maturity. This typically occurs at anywhere from 20-55 years of age. At that point in your life, you probably already wear glasses and contact lenses, and your vision is likely to be stable. It would also be nice to set aside the corrective lenses and experience the joy of waking up with clear vision.
In one of his informative videos, Dr. Brock "Doc Brock" Magruder Jr., a leading LASIK expert in Orlando, explains that there are two key reasons to get LASIK surgery at a younger age:
Your vision will remain stable for at least 20 years, so you will have the longest run of good vision in your entire life.
By getting LASIK sooner rather than later you actually reap the most economic benefits. This is because you no longer have to spend your money on costly contacts and glasses.
Though ocular maturity typically occurs between the ages of 20 and 55, LASIK can be performed both before and after this time frame. Those in their early 50s are at a higher risk for age-related changes in the lenses, including early stages of cataracts, making this time less recommended for LASIK. LASIK is not recommended for patients that are already experiencing these changes, but not all patients are the same. Some patients are great candidates in their early 50s and beyond.
Magruder Laser Vision can help you decide whether LASIK is the right option for your vision needs. Since opening in 1996, we have has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about the Orlando LASIK experts at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!
If you wear contact lenses on any kind of regular basis, then you’ve probably also fallen asleep in them. After all, they were comfortable, and you were sleepy, and it’s probably not that bad, right? And the bonus is getting to wake up and see the alarm clock next to you. But falling asleep in your contacts really isn’t a good idea for the health of your eyes and your future vision. Have you ever considered LASIK surgery so you don’t have to bother with the hassle of taking out your contact lenses before you fall asleep? The experts at Magruder Laser Vision offer LASIK surgery so that you don’t have to risk sleeping in your contact lenses to wake up with perfect vision. The FDA considers contact lenses a drug because they are a foreign substance, even if they go on, not in, your body. As a drug, they are considered safe, but with caveats. Sleeping in your contact lenses may not be harmful once or twice. But because contact lenses block oxygen to your cornea, they’re not usually meant for long-term or overnight use. Some lenses do allow more oxygen to pass than others but it is still advisable to remove your lenses for sleeping.
If you leave your lenses in, you risk infection. And continuing to wear lenses with an infection can lead to further issues and the need for a prescription drug treatment. In the worst-case scenarios, infection can actually eat your corneas and cause vision loss, which is not a good look and not healthy for your vision. So why risk it? Make an appointment with Magruder Laser Vision and find out the different ways that LASIK surgery can help you protect your vision.
In 1996, Dr. Magruder opened his LASIK Surgery Orlando practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about what the team at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!