Laser, as you must know, is actually an acronym. It stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. These sorts of treatments for myopia are being performed on a regular basis these days, helping millions of eye glasses and contact lens wearers get rid of their dependence on such things. Laser eye surgeries involve refractive procedures which are performed by making use of a wide variety of electromagnetic radiation beams for the treatment of a wide range of vision related impairments and problems.
In simple words, a special type of light beam is used to treat such problems instead of surgeon’s knife and scalpels. These lasers have the ability to cut through the tissues of the skin without damaging the surrounding areas, which in turn reduces the downtime to a considerable extent.
Laser surgeries are quite complicated in nature and the most popular form of laser surgery which is being used to correct vision related problems is LASIK. LASIK stands for Laser Assised In-Situ Keratomileusis. One big reason behind the popularity of this myopia treatment in Sydney is the fact that it does not lead to any blood loss nor does it require significant amount of downtime.
However, there are certain misconceptions in the minds of people related to this procedure. First is associated with pain or discomfort. Many people think that since it is a surgery, it will lead to considerable amount of pain and discomfort, both during and after the procedure. But the fact is that the procedure is as painless as it can get. The surgery can be wrapped up in just a matter of minutes after which you can go back home. As far as the side effects of this surgery are concerned, they are minimal and can be easily managed as well.
Another similar misconception about this myopia treatment is that one has to face long term repercussions from such a procedure. However, there is absolutely no need for you to worry about it as there are no long term side effects of this treatment. All you need to ensure is that you take some precautions following the surgery. These include keeping oneself away from gyms, pools and direct exposure to sunlight for a couple of weeks after the treatment.