My husband wears glasses, and so does pretty much his whole family. It's definitely genetic on his side of the family. And I wonder if my kids will someday need glasses. So far they have good vision.
Lasik surgery was not an option in my husbands family, it just didn't exist. And my in-laws are past the point of getting surgery.
But someday my kids may need glasses. And when they're old enough they may want to know some LASIK information. Lasik surgery is the popular vision correction procedure and scientific data shows that 94.5% of patients are satisfied with the results.
Lasik surgery combines 3D mapping and customized treatment for the 1st all-laser technology. Not everyone is a candidate though. About 20-25% of people are ineligible. People with thin, irregularly shaped corneas or unrealistic expectations are not considered good candidates.
Those considering Lasik surgery should do there own research. They should talk to others who have had the surgery, get referrals for a good physician, and get an exam. An exam is usually around 2 hours and includes 3-D mapping, customized wave-front measurements of your eye and an examination of your corneas.
Lasik surgery is fast and nearly painless. Serious complications are less than 1%. Complications my include dry eye, halos, and double vision, these resolve over time. Or can be managed with drops to replace the eye's moisture.
Someday my kids may face the decision to get Lasik surgery, and with the advanced technologies, there is no better time to get it!